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GOOD NEWS: Mandatory Vaccines Get a Boost from the Bench and OSHA

June 14, 2021 |

THE LAWSUIT: The first lawsuit brought by employees against mandatory vaccination has failed in spectacular fashion. A private hospital in Texas required the COVID19 vaccine in order to keep patients and each other safe. Get the shot or get fired. It is worth exploring these often-heard claims, detailed below with the Judge’s response in red: […]

The High-Wire Act of Return-to-Work Options

June 8, 2021 |

We have all seen the polls and know that lots of employees would change jobs before returning to the workplace full time. Some form of remote work is here to stay for many businesses. Maybe you want to continue full-time remote for your workplace. Maybe you need employees in part time: Given the tight labor […]

New Massachusetts COVID-19 Emergency Sick Pay

June 1, 2021 |

With the rescission of the mask mandate and industry guidelines, you may have thought you were in the clear with new COVID-19 compliance headaches. The Governor had other plans! As of last Friday, all Massachusetts employers now need to provide an additional 40 hours of paid sick leave to their employees. This leave is effective […]

New EEOC Guidance Unpacked in Four Steps

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Just before Memorial Day weekend, the EEOC dropped its updated guidance (part K) on vaccinations. While they punted on addressing that surprise CDC mask guidance from a few weeks ago, the EEOC did clarify some important points for employers: Incentives for vaccines are OK for employees but not for family members: If the employer sponsors […]

Let’s Talk About Mental Health

May 27, 2021 |

May is Mental Health Awareness month, but in reality, we all know that the lockdown was months of mental health awareness. The world turned upside down and the impact is not over. More than four in ten Americans (41%) say they are more anxious than last year. The 2021 State of Mental Health in America […]

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