Can employers who require COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment successfully keep staff members who want to refuse inoculation? Maybe. To be successful it will surely take communication and understanding . Termination warnings may seem effective, but it’s possible and worth the effort to persuade some vaccine-resistant employees. Changing minds requires understanding the psychology … Continued
As employers plan to move employees back into the workplace, what are the various considerations employers must keep in mind when reopening their physical work locations?
Your top 10 questions answered about the Federal Legislation (FFCRA, Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act and Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act) and updates to state legislation.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers to provide paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave to employees due to COVID-19. What should employers know?
The actions an employer can take to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 infection center primarily on the virus’s protentional airborne respiratory and secondarily on contact spread. There are multiple domains for an employer’s actions.
Last week, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, a sweeping $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package. The new law provides national aid in a range of forms, including money for vaccination programs, school funding, loans and grants for small businesses, and the enhancement of multiple tax credits intended to reduce … Continued
The Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Department (EBSA) has published EBSA Disaster Relief Notice 2021-01, which provides updated guidance regarding Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) disability claim timelines. History Last spring, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Departments of Labor and Treasury published guidance extending certain timeframes under ERISA and the Internal … Continued
President Biden has unveiled his proposed framework for additional federal COVID-19 relief legislation, named the “American Rescue Plan.” The American Rescue Plan touches many topics including but not limited to a national COVID-19 vaccination effort, another round of direct stimulus payments, federal workplace safety and health standards, and extension of certain unemployment benefits. Most significantly … Continued
Everyone is excited about the growing availability of vaccines to combat the COVID-19 virus, and hoping that life will be back to normal soon as a result. However, with this news, employers in the USA are confronted with a new dilemma. “Can we mandate that employees get the COVID-19 vaccine?” The definitive answer from the … Continued
CFRA Expansion Effective January 1, 2021 The California Family Rights Act (CFRA) currently permits eligible workers employed by a government employer or a private employer with 50 or more employees to take up to 12 workweeks of unpaid, job-protected leave during a 12-month period to bond with a new child of the employee, for the … Continued
At the eleventh hour, the California legislature, poised to adjourn for final recess on August 31, passed multiple leave-related bills with big absence management implications for California employers. In this three-part blog, we first explore the new statewide paid sick leave mandate that requires emergency paid leave be provided to many California employees who fall … Continued
As the COVID-19 pandemic lingers, many companies are extending remote work for their employees who were able to perform their jobs from a home office. Expanding remote work has been a highly effective strategy for employers seeking to keep their employees safe while continuing to operate their business. Working from home can present challenges for … Continued