On July 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice published a Memorandum Opinion stating mandatory workplace vaccine policies are permissible under federal law. But even as employers nationwide begin implementing mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirements in the workplace, smaller employers are apprehensive about frivolous lawsuits.
Should employers require a COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment?
Forty percent of small U.S. firms report a “significant” or “moderate” staffing shortage, according to a survey released in July by the National Federation of Independent Businesses. With enhanced unemployment ending in September, employers are free to expand onsite work. But intensified health fears remain a problem as almost half of Americans are not fully vaccinated. Thus, the choice whether to require the vaccine is a choice about the bottom line.
Join John Sarno for a one-hour webinar that will cover:
- The Divided Workforce
- USDOJ Memorandum Opinion
- EEOC Guidance
- OSHA Standards
- CDC Guidance
- Verification and Recordkeeping
- Employee objections and refusals
Free for EANJ Members (unlimited registrations per company). Closed to non-members.