#WorkforceWednesday: COVID-19 Vaccination Policies, Worker Organizing Task Force, Whistleblowing Increases
It’s #WorkforceWednesday! This week, we discuss how employers are navigating COVID-19 vaccination policies and new worker organizations and whistleblowing risks.
Legal Considerations for COVID-19 Vaccination Policies
While the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says that employers can institute mandatory vaccination policies, there are many legal considerations that come with those policies, especially as more employees return to work. And employers that do not mandate vaccines are wondering what workplace rules they can implement without legal risk. Attorneys Jennifer Barna and Nathaniel Glasser tell us more. You can also read more about the legal considerations of mandating vaccination.
Worker Organizing Task Force Created
Last week, President Biden followed up on his promises to support union organizing by signing an Executive Order on Worker Organizing and Empowerment. The order creates a task force whose purpose is to strengthen unions and make it easier for workers to unionize. Learn more.
Employers Face Increased Whistleblower, Retaliation Risks
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the risk of exposure to whistleblowing and retaliation claims has increased significantly for all employers. The risk is particularly acute in highly regulated industries, like health care. Listen to our most recent Diagnosing Health Care podcast for more.