Here are the slides from the October 14 presentation:
Vaccine requirements are a large part of President Biden’s recently unveiled “Path Out of the Pandemic” COVID-19 Action Plan. The mandate is a big step in the President’s effort to move the country past the pandemic and the impact is being felt by both federal and private employers.
During our Leadership and Management Roundtable on October 14, Lerch Early employment attorneys Marc Engel, Michael Neary, Julie Reddig, and Nicole Behrman joined Managing Partner Steve Robins to discuss what employers need to know about the action plan on issues ranging from long COVID-19 to compensation issues to the most effective ways to comply with the President’s Executive Orders. Specific topics that were addressed included:
Executive Orders issued by President Biden and their likely impact upon federal employees as well as federal contractors and subcontractors.
The President’s directive issued to OSHA to require that private employers with 100 or more employees require their workers to be vaccinated or to test them weekly.
- Questions left unanswered by the Executive Orders.
- Takeaways from the September 24 Task Force Guidance on COVID-19 Workplace Safety for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors.
- Elements of a mandatory vaccination policy (and addressing exemption requests).
- Handling requests for accommodation associated with COVID‑19.
- Liability issues and recommendations for best practices to comply with the Orders and avoid liability.
- Recommendations for best practices to comply with the Orders and avoid liability.