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UNDERSTANDING THE FLU SEASON AND COVID-19

This year’s influenza (flu) season is expected to be active amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Flu season usually begins in October and peaks between December and February. As we’re amid the second flu season during the pandemic, it’s even more important … Continue reading

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Unions File Petitions Supporting COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing ETS

On Nov. 4, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a federal emergency temporary standard (ETS) requiring covered employers to develop, implement and enforce a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, or have employees undergo regular COVID-19 testing and wear … Continue reading

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Attraction and Retention Amid President Biden’s Vaccine Mandates

Attracting and retaining top talent is always a top challenge facing employers. With the COVID-19 pandemic, employers have had to navigate a tight labor market while supporting employees and adapting to local COVID-19 regulations. And soon, some employers may be … Continue reading

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DOJ and DHHS Issue Guidance on “Long COVID” and Federal Laws

On July 26, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) issued joint guidance on a medical condition called “long COVID” and how it may be considered a disability under various federal laws … Continue reading

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2022 Open Enrollment Checklist Presentation

To prepare for open enrollment, group health plan sponsors should be aware of the legal changes affecting the design and administration of their plans for plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2022. This presentation aims to help employers … Continue reading

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Employee COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Mandate Survey for Large Employers

Please find attached a link to download a Testing and Mandate survey for Large Employers Employee COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Mandate Survey for Large Employers    

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EEOC Files First COVID-19 ADA Accommodation Lawsuit

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently filed a disability discrimination lawsuit in Georgia federal court. This case represents the first COVID-19 pandemic-related lawsuit the EEOC has filed about a remote work request for an American with Disabilities Act (ADA) … Continue reading

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Understanding Biden’s Vaccine Mandate

Understanding Biden’s Vaccine Mandate – Presentation Above is a link to download a Power Point over Biden’s Vaccine Mandate. Below is a link to download and print Employer Checklist for OSHA’s Covid-10 Vaccination ETS Preparing for OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccination ETS … Continue reading

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Reactions to Biden’s COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

President Joe Biden’s administration is blazing ahead with its COVID-19 vaccination efforts. Federal workers and nursing home staff were recently ordered to get vaccinated as a condition of employment. Now, a similar mandate is being imposed on private employers with … Continue reading

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The Delta Variant and Return-to-Work COVID-19 Vaccination Policies

As the highly contagious and transmissible Delta variant spreads across the United States and the numbers of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations rise, many organizations are taking action to protect employees. In some cases, they are mandating that employees get vaccinated … Continue reading

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