EEOC issues COVID-19 vaccination guidance

With the advent of the COVID-19 vaccine, employers must wrestle immediately with the decision as to whether to mandate the COVID-19 vaccination. Employers may impose a vaccination requirement on employees subject to certain legally required exemptions. Specifically, exemptions to a mandatory vaccination policy include a refusal to be vaccinated based on a disability or medical condition, or a sincerely held religious belief.

COVID-19 immunizations and employee relations considerations

With the imminent possibility of a COVID-19 vaccine, employers must be prepared for questions and concerns related to immunization for the virus. A recent Gallup survey indicated that approximately 42% of Americans would decline an approved COVID-19 vaccination. The same concerns voiced by the general populace most certainly will arise with employees, which will require employers to engage in a balancing act between employee relations between those who have concerns about the vaccine and the employer’s obligation to protect its employees, customers and clients from exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

PA Funeral Board to determine which criminal convictions disqualify someone from being a funeral director – implications for applicants and employers

  The Pennsylvania State Board of Funeral Directors will soon consider which criminal convictions create a presumption that an individual should be denied a funeral director’s license. Historically, an applicant for a professional license who had a criminal...

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