Posts Tagged ‘employment law’

Will President Biden’s Emergency Vaccination-or-Weekly-Test Mandate Apply to Local Government Employers?

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced a new COVID-19 Action Plan that included three items of interest to local government employers: 1) a directive that certain employers ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated or require any workers who remain unvaccinated to produce a negative test result on at least a weekly basis before coming […]

An Update on COVID-19 Vaccination for Local Government Employers

Thursday, March 4th, 2021

UPDATED MARCH 25, 2021 Starting now, many, but not all, local government employees are eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations.  In an earlier blog post, I outlined North Carolina’s vaccination priority plan. The state has made changes to the plan to align it more closely with the Centers for Disease Control’s recommendations and with the realities of […]

May a Public Employer Require Vaccination Against COVID-19?

Sunday, December 20th, 2020

UPDATED MARCH 25, 2021 Every year many employers choose to require employees to undergo vaccination against seasonal influenza (flu). This year, however, a different decision will confront employers: whether to require employees to undergo vaccination against COVID-19. The flu vaccine has been around for a long time and its side effects and efficacy are well […]

Ethics and Employee Email

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Wally Whiner is in trouble once again.  Wally, an employee in Blue Devil City’s finance department, has been placed on administrative leave after numerous complaints from residents about his inappropriate conduct. This isn’t Wally’s first ride on the disciplinary carousel; two years ago he was reprimanded and put on a performance improvement plan after a […]