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Episode 46

Aug. 12, 2021

Topic: COVID 2.0: What Employers Should Know

Guests: Jean Seawright

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In this episode we discuss:

  • The reason the COVID-19 Delta variant is concerning employers and creating questions in the workplace

  • Three changes the CDC announced in late July and how they apply to employers regarding masks, exposure and immunocompromised employees

  • Do’s and don’ts for employers when it comes to asking about vaccine status

  • How it’s legal to ask about your team’s vaccination status and why you might want to do so (difference in quarantine status)

  • The nuances of offering an incentive for employees to get vaccinated

  • Whether you can require vaccinations

  • The different types of mandates – job or jab vs. jab or swab

  • Paid emergency sick leave options

Resources mentioned:

Notable: "I don't know of many small business employers who are mandating (the vaccine) ... We're not seeing many people go with the outright job or jab option. It's the other option (jab or swab) that employers are more considering." —Jean Seawright

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