COVID vaccination policies: What to consider for your workforce

On September 9th, President Biden announced the implementation of a six-pronged, comprehensive national strategy to combat COVID-19 in the U.S., including new rules that will impact most employers.

As part of Biden’s action plan, he has directed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to develop and issue a rule requiring employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workforce is vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus or to have all unvaccinated employees tested weekly for infection.
Additionally, OSHA has been directed to develop and issue a rule requiring employers with 100 or more employees to provide paid time off for workers to obtain a vaccine or to recover from any vaccine-related reactions.

Once OSHA’s final rules are issued, McAfee & Taft will alert employers to the rules’ specific provisions and suggest best practices for employers to follow regarding vaccinations, testing and paid time off under the new OSHA requirements.

In the meantime, McAfee & Taft employment attorneys Charlie Plumb and Courtney Bru provide practical recommendations for employers of all sizes.

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