Posts Tagged ‘vaccination’

Which Local Health Department Employees Must Be Vaccinated under the New CMS Rule?

Monday, November 15th, 2021

Local government employers must now comply with three separate vaccine mandates from the federal government: one that requires employees of certain Medicare-certified healthcare organizations to receive a first dose by December 4, 2021 and a second dose by January 6, 2022 (the CMS Rule); one that requires employees of federal contractors to be vaccinated by […]

COVID-19 and the Workplace Part 1: Vaccine Mandates, Vaccine Incentives and More

Monday, August 16th, 2021

In December 2020, I published a blog post titled May a Public Employer Require Vaccination Against COVID-19?. In that post I concluded that a public employer may require its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. That conclusion has not changed. But much has happened since then, including publication of the […]

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 […]