Current issues of interest to employers are featured here, dealing with compliance, trends, and recent developments.
Planning for Vaccine Mandates
5-step plan for employers after President Biden announces workplace vaccine mandates.
What employers are doing with the FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine and other related practices, as revealed by the joint association quick survey.
The New Employee Status: Vaccinated or Unvaccinated
With the highly transmissible Delta variant surging, and vaccination rates stagnating, employers are facing new pressures to reinstate mask mandates for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, and encourage COVID-19 vaccines through workplace mandates.
COBRA Subsidy Ending 9/30/2021
It’s not over ‘til it's over: the COBRA premium subsidy is ending September 30, 2021. Read for employer guidance to close things up.
Vaccination incentives used in wellness programs
Employers wanting to encourage employees to get vaccinated can include vaccination incentives in their wellness incentive program, subject to certain limits.
Avoiding FMLA Retaliation Claims
In addition to requiring employers to accommodate employees requesting covered family or medical leaves, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) prohibits retaliating against an employee for exercising FMLA rights.
How manufacturers are innovating for hiring
Manufacturing during a labor shortage: How manufacturers have been innovating on ways to attract new employees.
An update on the tough labor market
Employers should expect difficulty hiring, keeping workers to last into 2022.
Reporting an employee with COVID symptoms
Is it possible for a manager to report that an employee has COVID-19 or COVID-19-like symptoms without violating ADA confidentiality?
Additional IRS Guidance on COBRA Subsidy
On July 26, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provided additional guidance on the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) subsidy under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA).
Employers Increasing Base Pay in 2021
A majority of employers are planning to increase base pay to attract new employees, survey finds.