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EEOC issues guidance on religious objections to COVID-19 vaccine mandates

USA - October 27 2021 As we discussed here, employers who have implemented mandatory vaccine policies - either by choice or by government mandate - have seen a significant…

Menopause in the workplace

United Kingdom - October 25 2021 Despite menopause being a natural part of the ageing process, there is a general lack of awareness of its symptoms and effects, often resulting in…

Texas executive order restricts mandatory vaccination policies for employers

USA - October 13 2021 Most Texas employers are likely already familiar with Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order GA-39 that prohibits state and local governments…

Federal contractors and subcontractors receive guidance on President Biden’s vaccine mandate, including December 8, 2021 compliance date

USA - October 4 2021 On September 24, 2021, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force issued guidance for federal contractors and subcontractors concerning various safety…

Employees in France who fail to present a health pass risk having their employment contract suspended

France - September 29 2021 In France, a health pass must be presented in certain places or events where there is a high risk of COVID-19 being contracted (e.g. Concert…

Help! We have had a major influx in religious accommodation requests from our mandatory vaccine policy

USA - September 28 2021 Mandatory vaccine policies became even more of a scorching hot topic after the Biden Administration announced its Path Out of the Pandemic initiative…

COVID-19 SSP Rebate Scheme due to end on 30 September 2021

United Kingdom - September 23 2021 The COVID-19 SSP Rebate Scheme launched by the Government in May 2020 as part of a package of COVID-related financial support for employers is…

Vaccination requirements have arrived for all federal and many state employees and health care workers

USA - September 20 2021 Recently, we posted about President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan, “Path out of the Pandemic” (the Memo). To recap: the Memo instructs OSHA to develop…

Ninth Circuit rules to lift preliminary injunction on California’s ban on mandatory employee arbitration agreements

USA - September 17 2021 A split Ninth Circuit panel vacated a 2020 preliminary injunction that blocked the enforcement of California’s A.B. 51, which prohibits mandatory…

Overview of several new workplace laws Texas employers should know about following the recent legislative sessions

USA - September 16 2021 The Texas Legislature has been quite busy over the most recent regular and two specially-called legislative sessions. It adjourned its second…