About three years ago, seven plant managers lost their jobs following an investigation into allegations of betting on how many workers there would get sick from the coronavirus. Shortly before losing their jobs, a handful did not receive a bonus they felt the company improperly withheld. So they sued.
Since the EEOC last updated its “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws” resource document on December 16, 2020, it published proposed wellness rules only to walk them back less than a week later. So, several business groups wrote to the EEOC asking the big question: to what extent may employers offer employees incentives to get the COVID-19 vaccine without violating the Americans With Disabilities Act and other laws enforced by the EEOC.
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On the last episode of The Employer Handbook Zoom Office Hour, we told you that it was only a matter of time before the U.S. Department of Labor issued both guidance and model notices to support the new COBRA premium subsidy under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
That time is now.
Let’s give a shout-out to my special guest, David Miklas, and to everyone who attended The Employer Handbook Zoom Office Hour this past Friday. I had a great time discussing FFCRA, OSHA, and the new CDC COVID-19 guidance.
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