Manufacturers have been on the frontlines of this COVID crisis as they work hard to maintain operations and production levels. As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes a reality, manufacturers may be especially interested achieving a vaccinated workforce to ensure continuity in operations and supply chain. Organizations with essential workers, or those who cannot maintain social distancing, may consider mandatory vaccination programs. Some employers may opt to encourage their employees to voluntarily receive the vaccine, while others will develop and integrate a vaccine policy into their COVID-19 health and safety programs.
Regardless of your preferred approach, as an employer, you need to understand what you can and can’t do when it comes to employment law and employee benefits regulations.
Join us for this webinar when Carrie Cherveny, Esq., HUB International Limited, will discuss:
1. Can employers require their employees to get vaccinated?
2. If vaccines are required, what are the options for administering them?
3. Will the cost be covered under health benefits?
4. What safety protocols should remain place?
When: February 17, 2021
The recording from this webinar can be found here. Additional key links are below.
Vaccines and Exposure: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/info-by-product/clinical-considerations.html (toward the bottom see section “Public health recommendations for vaccinated persons”)
Updated OSHA Guidance: https://www.osha.gov/coronavirus/safework
Updated CDC re: Masks: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/effective-masks.html
Employer Vaccine Toolkit -CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/toolkits/essential-workers.html
EEOC FAQ – COVID in the Workplace and Vaccines: https://www.eeoc.gov/wysk/what-you-should-know-about-covid-19-and-ada-rehabilitation-act-and-other-eeo-laws
DOL FAQ – Families First Act: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions