In the sixth episode of the Global Solution series, Justin Tarka and Stephen Riga discuss issues related to employee consent to collect health information as part of screening and monitoring processes implemented to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The speakers discuss considerations regarding the collection of health data across the European Union and the United States, including the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation and U.S. federal and state laws.
In part three of our multi-part series on changes to the Form I-9, Tiffany Coburn and Meagan Dziura provide insights into the alternative procedure for remote verification of employment in light of the recent changes in policies instituted by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Specifically, our speakers discuss the threshold requirements for employers to qualify to use this alternative procedure, which can help meet physical examination requirements for Forms I-9 completed remotely under the COVID-19 temporary flexibilities and also permits permanent virtual verification in lieu of physically examining Form I-9 documentation. Meagan and Tiffany also generally discuss E-Verify, what it means to be in good standing with E-Verify, and how to establish a general policy for using the alternative procedure consistently.
As restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic continue to alter the workplace, Andre’ Caldwell discusses best practices and tips for conducting investigations remotely.
Global Solutions, Episode 22: Key Considerations for Employers as the COVID-19 Vaccines Become Available
In this episode of our Global Solutions podcast series, Rebecca Emery and Katie Krouse discuss the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States and across Europe. The speakers address key considerations for employers, including vaccination policies, responding to employee concerns regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, and access to employee health information.