At the recent virtual public hearing on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on civil rights in the workplace, the EEOC heard testimony from a variety of experts who emphasized the unequal nature of the pandemic's impacts and called on the agency to provide guidance on vaccine policies and other issues.
The time an employee spends getting an employer-mandated COVID-19 vaccine is likely compensable under the federal and state minimum wage laws, according to guidance from the Illinois Department of Labor.
OSHA has launched a new nationwide program focusing enforcement efforts on protecting high-risk employees from contracting the coronavirus while also protecting them from retaliation for complaining about unsafe conditions.
New York has enacted a law providing paid leave for employees to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, and California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing released guidance addressing employers' ability to mandate COVID-19 vaccines.
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