Several news outlets reported yesterday that a major airline that has already mandated employee vaccinations will begin placing employees on temporary unpaid leave if approved for a religious vaccine exemption. Continue reading
Last month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General alerted the public about a variety of COVID-19 scams, ranging from fake contact tracers COVID-19 survey scams asking for all sorts of personal information (e.g., Medicare number, financial information) to offers to sell fake vaccination cards.
Yesterday, NY busted a fake COVID-19 vaccination card scam.
It’s tough enough dealing with employees who submit shady doctor notes to avoid masks or getting a COVID-19 vaccination. (I find that letterhead printed on a Saltine is a dead-bang giveaway.) But, what happens to the doctors that write these opt-out letters?
Since the FDA approved the first COVID-19 vaccine, President Biden has asked employers to mandate employee vaccinations. The American Medical Association has echoed the sentiment.
But are more employers really ready to require COVID-19 vaccinations? Continue reading
Yesterday, the CDC announced that a COVID-19 booster shot would be needed to maximize vaccine-induced protection and prolong its durability. Not coincidentally, multiple news outlets, including NBC News (here), report that the U.S. will begin to provide Covid-19 booster shots to all Americans beginning the third week of September.
So, now seems as good a team as any for a refresher course on the employer’s legal obligations regarding employees taking time off from work to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Continue reading