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20Sep

Accommodating Employees Exempt from Vaccination Requirements

As a number of regions across the country begin to experience a surge in coronavirus cases due to new variants, employers and local, state, and federal governments have begun to mandate vaccines in some capacity. Recently, the Biden Administration announced that they have directed the Occupational Health and Safety Administration to create a new rule which requires private employers with at least 100 employees to ensure that their employees are vaccinated or receive weekly Covid-19 testing. Additionally, a number of states have issued orders directing school staff, including contractors, to get vaccinated by a particular deadline. As employers begin to implement vaccination policies, employers should be aware of how to properly evaluate the vaccination status of their employees and how to address employees who are exempt.

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