Vaccines

In a decision with potential implications for employers who are considering implementing a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy, a federal court in New York found that a hospital employee who was terminated in December 2017, for not complying with her employer’s mandatory flu vaccine policy, failed to adequately support her claim for pregnancy discrimination.  In Allison

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act. At $1.9 trillion, it is the second largest stimulus bill in legislative history. The ARP includes labor-related spending initiatives important to both employers and employees.

Employers should particularly take heed of the increased funding to OSHA for enforcement actions, which could indicate a

On February 28, 2021, an employee of a county detention center filed suit in federal court in New Mexico seeking an injunction to prevent the employee from being fired for refusing to get a COVID-19 vaccine on the basis that the vaccines have only been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under

Thursday, March 18, 2021 | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM AZT

As the law and practical situations faced by employers progress with the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, including the just-approved Johnson & Johnson single shot vaccine, and companies continue to examine what a partially vaccinated workforce and population will mean for them, a clear and

As employers wrestle with whether to require vaccines for employees or how to encourage employees to get vaccinated voluntarily, many companies are implementing incentive programs that provide gifts, paid time off and even cash payments to employees who get vaccinated.  In doing so, employers need to consider whether their vaccine programs should be treated as

Louis Chodoff leads a discussion with his Labor and Employment colleagues Karli Lubin and Tara Humma. The group discusses the various liability issues that may arise as employers work to bring employees back to the physical workplace, including claims about workplace safety, vaccination policies, overtime claims arising from work from home, and activity created by

Employers may be interested in requiring or incentivizing their workforces to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to help curb the potential spread of the virus in the workplace.  Before undertaking such a program, employers should stop and think about the legal considerations that will influence how such programs are structured.

There may be exceptions

On this podcast we discuss a key issue presented by the coming COVID-19 vaccines: whether employers can or should mandate vaccination, what limitations might exist on an employer’s ability to do so, and other considerations that an employer might take into account when thinking about a vaccine mandate. Leading the discussion is Brian Pedrow, Chair