In the absence of a federal standard, Virginia took action last year to create the nation’s first emergency temporary workplace safety and health requirements in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Effective January 27, 2021, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam released Virginia’s a permanent standard replacing the temporary standard which has been in place since July 2020. The Permanent Standard has
Now that COVID-19 vaccines are becoming available, employers may be considering whether or not to ask, or even require, employees to be vaccinated. It’s important for employers to consider what makes the most sense for their business, based on contact with the public, level of risk, and other factors, and then institute a clear policy.
With the availability of the COVID-19 vaccinations, questions may arise regarding employer and employee rights surrounding these vaccinations and the applicability of various employment laws. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued new guidance that preemptively answers some questions that may arise now that COVID-19 vaccinations are beginning to be administered. Relevant portions of the
In a conference call on 3/26/2020, employment attorney Amy Muhlendorf provides an overview of the implications for employers of the new legislation related to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, and answers many questions put to her by employers on the call. Listen in on the live summary and interaction to learn more. Please contact Amy or
Litigation Practice, Group General Counsel, P.C. (Main: 703 556-0411) The COVID-19 “coronavirus” situation is complex and unprecedented in its impact on all phases of life and government. Most states have issued a recent rash of executive orders, regulations, health standards and the like in the emergency response to the pandemic. Several states have put into