In today’s Weekend Roundup, the EEOC says employers can require COVID-19 vaccination, employers make plans to help ease return to work anxieties, and Congress introduces a national Ban the Box bill. Click the headlines below to learn more!
Employers can legally require COVID-19 vaccination for employees to re-enter the workplace and can provide incentives to encourage employees to get a shot, according to new guidance issued Friday by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The pandemic has, of course, presented host after host of challenges for employees and resulted in a sharp increase in mental health conditions. There have been quarantines, fears of getting sick, remote work worries, caregiving concerns, and much more that has affected every aspect of life and work for employees. Now, concerns are shifting to the newest phase of the pandemic: a shift to normalcy—including a return to the workplace.
New legislation would encourage states to implement “ban-the-box” policies that prohibit employers from asking job applicants about their criminal history before an offer of employment is made.
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