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EEOC Issues New FAQs on COVID-19 Vaccine Programs & Incentives

On May 28, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated and added new frequently asked questions (FAQs) to its existing guidance on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and employer restrictions under federal fair employment laws. The updated FAQs address mandatory and voluntary vaccine policies and whether employers may offer incentives for employees and their family members to receive vaccines. The new guidance builds on the CDC’s May 2021 vaccine guidance and the EEOC’s previous vaccine FAQs.

Employers should review their current policies as to assure compliance with the updated guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as well as applicable local and state health agencies. Employers with 15 or more employees should also become familiar with and follow the guidance provided in all the EEOC’s FAQs about ADA compliance.

Read the HR Compliance Bulletin.

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