Barkley Compliance Team

EEOC and DOJ OK Mandatory Workplace Vaccine Policies

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has updated its COVID-19-related guidance about COVID-19 vaccination of employees, including mandatory vaccination policies, vaccination incentive programs, and confidentiality requirements. Click here for the EEOC FAQ. According to EEOC’s guidance, federal law does not prevent an employer from requiring all employees present in the workplace to be vaccinated for …

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Legal Alert: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 Pharmacy Reporting

Employers that sponsor group health plans of any size, including government employers, should keep their eye on the developing rules for this upcoming reporting that begins in December 2021. In December of 2020, a stimulus relief bill (the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021) was signed into law, which provided relief for health FSAs and DCAPs, among other …

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Heat Advisory In Effect

Cal/OSHA is reminding all employers to protect outdoor workers from heat illness as excessive heat watches have been issued throughout California. The temperature is forecast to exceed 100 degrees in many parts of the state this week. Employers in California must take steps to protect outdoor workers from heat illness by providing water, rest, shade …

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CalOSHA: Masks Off for the Vaxed

Share on linkedin LinkedIn The Cal/OSHA Standards Board has published the latest version of its COVID emergency standard, on which it will vote later this week. The big change: Fully vaccinated employees will not have to wear masks indoors if unvaccinated coworkers are among them. The move comes after an outcry from employers that the …

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