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.
President Trump signed the COVID-19 relief bill, which includes $900 billion earmarked for COVID-19 aid. In addition to extending the availability of tax credits for employers that continue to provide leave under the terms established by the FFCRA, the bill contains a number of other takeaways for employers.
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