New Form Recommended by the EEOC for Processing Requests for Religious Accommodation, New Deadline for Federal Government Contractors As part of their overall effort to keep us on our toes, the EEOC is now suggesting that the request for religious accommodation form published by the White House’s Safer Federal Workforce Task Force may be overbroad. … More

Federal Contractors Take Note—Updated FAQ’s Provide A Little More Guidance on the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

Federal Government Contractors- the Safer Federal Workplace Task Force issued updated FAQs with a bit more guidance on how to comply with the federal contractor vaccine mandate. Based on questions we have been hearing from you, highlights from the updated guidance include: December 8th is still the deadline to be vaccinated. BUT– if an employee… More

100+ Employers—It’s Here! It’s Here! OSHA Finally Releases its Promised Emergency Temporary Standard on the COVID-19 Vaccine

President Biden directed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) to issue an Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) requiring employers with 100 or more workers to require that employees be vaccinated against COVID-19, or undergo weekly testing. OSHA released almost 500 pages of materials, so we are still working our way through the implications. And predictably,… More