With widespread vaccine eligibility and availability in the United States, and COVID-19 case counts rising with the spread of the Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, employers should consider whether a vaccination policy is right for their workplaces. Such policies implicate a broad range of employment laws and regulations. The following questions and answers reflect changes to regulations and updates to guidance from government agencies since the publication of our prior FAQ on April 6, 2021. We address many of the legal issues that employers should take into account as they evaluate the role of vaccinations in their return to office plans. Although we focus on federal law, employers should in all instances consider any applicable state and local laws as well. Likewise, employers considering a vaccination policy should consult with experienced counsel.
18 Aug '21