With OSHA’s emergency temporary standard (ETS) in place and going into effect in Jan. 2022, many employees have begun to push back against the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Most recently, a religious group petitioned the 5th Circuit to put a stop to OSHA’s ETS, saying imposing the COVID-19 vaccine mandate would violate religious workers’ beliefs. Here’s […]
The EEOC has issued new guidance addressing religious objections to workplace COVID-19 vaccination requirements. This updated EEOC guidance discusses the interplay between vaccine requirements and Title VII. Title VII applies to employers with at least 15 employees. It does not say those employers must require vaccinations. Instead, it explains that they may require vaccinations, subject […]
Heads up, employers. If you were holding out on a COVID-19 vaccine mandate because you were worried how employees would react, you can feel confident in moving forward with one. According to a recent study conducted by Eagle Hill Consulting, 78% of employees believe companies should encourage or require their workforce to get vaccinated. Pandemic […]
Recently, Delta airlines made headlines. I’m sure your know why! It revealed employees enrolled in its health plan would have to pay a $200 surcharge, if they didn’t get the COVID-19 vaccine. This decision caused a lot of conversation, and many employers found themselves asking if they could implement that too. The quick answer is […]
Do vaccine mandates have employees up in arms? HR professionals face challenges across the board as vaccine mandates for employers roll out. For one, there’s a lot of uncertainty as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) develops rules and guidelines – and HR will likely have to figure out the path to compliance. But […]
Can firms employ a vaccine surcharge for unvaccinated people, covered under the company’s health plan? And, if they can, how much can they charge? At first, the proposed charges were small, like $25 to $50. Then Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian dropped a bomb. He announced he’d increase employee’s healthcare premium portion by $200 […]
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