Will My Employer Require a COVID-19 Vaccination?

A recent Gallup poll showed that just over one-third of Americans would refuse a free COVID-19 vaccination. With all the news and excitement surrounding the recent FDA-approved vaccines for COVID-19, employees may be wondering if their employer can require them to get the vaccine. Employers have an obligation to keep their workplaces safe and their employees healthy, so they can require certain inoculations as a condition of employment. What Right Does My Employer Have to Force Vaccination? There is currently[…] Read More

Should Employers Notify Staff When Workers Test Positive for COVID-19?

With more COVID-19 cases being reported every day, one might think that employers would be required to let employees know when their employees test positive. This is not necessarily the case since there are no universal guidelines in place. While employers must let employees know if they were exposed to a colleague who tested positive, both sides may be at a loss when it comes to getting the right information. What Does My Company Need to Do? According to the[…] Read More

What Happens to My Unused Vacation Time?

Employers are required to satisfy several laws regarding their employees on a variety of issues. Examples include paying fair wages, meeting safety and health codes, and providing a workplace free from discrimination. Yet, there is no federal law mandating employers provide their employees with paid vacation time or entitlement to the cash value of unused leave. This issue arises when an employee quits, is laid off, or is terminated. Lately, this issue may also arise due to the COVID-19 pandemic,[…] Read More