On April 6, 2021, President Joe Biden moved up his deadline for all American adults to be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine to April 19, 2021. In this podcast, Jim Paul, Jimmy Robinson, and Bret Daniel discuss key considerations for employer policies that mandate vaccines for workers, including federal agency guidance and state executive action and legislation. The speakers address employer inquiries into an employee’s vaccination status as well as the implementation of vaccine incentive programs and prospective vaccination waivers.
Guns in the Workplace: The ‘Parking Lot Exception’ and More
State laws addressing the right to carry firearms have been evolving and some states, including Texas, have expanded the rights of individuals to carry guns in public places. In this podcast, Frank Davis, John Surma, and Andy Turner discuss the interplay between such laws and the rights of employers to limit employees’ possession of guns on work premises. This podcast includes an in-depth review of the “parking lot exception” and an update on recent changes to Texas state law.
Global Solutions: What’s up Doc? The Role of Designated Medical Providers in Returning Employees to Work
In this episode of the Global Solutions series by Ogletree Deakins’ Cross-Border practice group, Carolyn Knox and Rebecca Marks discuss the role of occupational health providers in the European Union and Latin America, including how employers can effectively interact with occupational health providers during reopening post-COVID-19.
Global Solutions: COVID-19 Testing and Screenings
In this episode of the Global Solutions series, Greg Hawran and Mauricio Romero discuss the legal landscape of COVID-19 testing and screenings for global employers as they continue to return their employees to work during the pandemic.