EEOC Issues FAQs on Mandatory Vaccinations for COVID-19
On December 16, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued employer guidance on mandatory vaccination programs and the restrictions imposed on them by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other federal fair employment laws. Before implementing a mandate, Vizance strongly recommends that you first consult with an employment attorney to discuss the legal issues and potential risks of mandating vaccines.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published two additional answers to its list of COVID-19 frequently asked questions (FAQs). The new answers clarify when employers must report COVID-19 in-patient hospitalizations and fatalities.
On October 6, Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm issued Emergency Order 3, limiting public gatherings to no more than 25 percent of a room or building's total occupancy, with some exceptions. This directive is effective at 8 a.m. on Oct. 8, 2020 and will remain in effect until Nov. 6, 2020.
On July 30, 2020, Governor Tony Evers issued an order which requires everyone ages five and older to wear a face covering when they are in an enclosed space outside of their household. It goes into effect on August 1, 2020, and is set to end on September 28, 2020.
Employee Rights: Paid Sick Leave & Expanded Family & Medical Leave under the FFCRA Poster
This DOL poster describes employees' paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave rights under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Employers should post this notice where other legal notices are posted for employees at the company, or send it electronically to employees working remotely.
The federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act, enacted on March 18, 2020, requires employers to provide paid leave to workers for certain purposes related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This Compliance Bulletin contains guidance from the DOL about the new paid leave requirements.
Coronavirus has created a temporary new normal for all of us. As we stay home in support of the #saferathome measures, many small, local business are struggling. It’s up to all of us as community members and clients to help support our local businesses. Here are some ways you can help from home.
Employers are increasingly faced with the question of what to do when an employee is confirmed, or suspected, to have COVID-19. This document outlines a general plan that employers can follow in those situations.
On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law a coronavirus relief bill requiring employers to provide paid leave for reasons related to COVID-19, among other provisions. This Legal Update summarizes the law.
Use this guide to outline your company’s telecommuting, or work from home, policy and expectations, and educate your employees on best practices for working from home. Please note that this guide requires extensive customization to reflect your organization's policies on telecommuting.
Each health insurance carrier is responding in a slightly different manner, although all are required to cover the costs of testing for COVID-19. Please check the insurance company’s website for more details.
Doctor on Demand provides a 2 minute risk assessment to help you determine what precautions you should take. The assessment should take less than two minutes and will provide you with personalized prevention recommendations based on your answers.