Covid-19 Resources

What the End of the COVID-19 National Emergency Means for Employers
President Biden has signed legislation that ends the COVID-19 national emergency. Separately, the public health emergency that was declared by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will end[...]
In the face of the COVID-19 emergency, employers are struggling with many questions about the impact in the workplace. This document provides answers to many Frequently Asked Questions. As this
The White House’s COVID-19 “Playbook” – Preparing Workplaces for Fall and Winter
The White House has issued a “Fall Playbook for Businesses to Manage COVID-19 and Protect Workers,” with a list of recommendations for employers to keep their workforces safe in light[...]
Loss of Job Over Religious Vax Refusal ≠ Irreparable Harm
At least according to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, in rejecting a doctor’s request for an order to reinstate him to his position at a hospital[...]
The EEOC Provides Guidance on Religious Objections to the COVID-19 Vaccine
On March 1, 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission revised its What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act and Other EEO Laws resource to add[...]
Do You Care? The EEOC Offers Guidance on Caregiver Discrimination and COVID-19
“Caregivers” (e.g. individuals who care for other family members) are not technically a protected class under current federal antidiscrimination law, but the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued new guidance[...]
Employer Health Plans Must Cover Costs of At-Home COVID Tests
As of January 15, 2022, employer-sponsored group health plans (as well as insurance companies) are required to fully cover eight over-the-counter at-home tests per covered individual per month, as explained[...]
The DOL (Finally!) Provides Guidance on Compensability of COVID Testing/Vaccination Time!
[UPDATE - The DOL seems to have removed the fact sheet from its website - but we captured a printout. We also note that the fact sheet referenced the Vax-or-Test[...]
When Is COVID-19 a Disability? The EEOC Speaks
A COVID-19 infection, in and of itself, is not necessarily a disability that triggers employee rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act - but there are circumstances when it can[...]
TOP TIP: Employers – HIPAA Does NOT Apply to Proof of Vaccination (or Other Employee Medical Records in Your Possession)!
Many employers and employees alike believe that the Privacy Rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protects the employee’s vaccination information. It does not. In fact, the[...]
Again? What Employers Need to Know About OSHA’s Latest Update to Its COVID-19 Workplace Guidance
Trying to stay on top of federal workplace guidance on COVID-19 is confusing and challenging for employers, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has just changed the playing[...]
The Fair Labor Standards Act and COVID-19: Updates from the DOL
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has updated its COVID-19 and the Fair Labor Standards Act: Questions and Answers, initially issued in July 2020, to incorporate[...]