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Biden’s Vaccination Mandate

By on October 7, 2021 in Policy with 0 Comments

In my practice, I am already receiving multiple questions about President Biden’s September 9, 2021 directive requiring that companies with 100 or more employees mandate vaccinations for all work staff or alternatively conduct weekly COVID-19 testing.  Many of my employer clients want to know more about these requirements, in particular, whether they should already be […]

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The Legality of COVID-19 Employee Vaccinations Mandates

By on September 2, 2021 in Policy with 0 Comments

With the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine recently receiving full Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) approval, the question on many employer’s minds is whether legally employers can now mandate employee vaccinations for COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  Even before this recent approval of the Pfizer Vaccine, many employers had already decided to require vaccinations (or alternatively […]

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Employee Disclosure of COVID-19 Vaccinations

By on June 16, 2021 in Policy with 0 Comments

With more and more businesses taking the first steps to reopen as the pandemic begins to wane, I have been getting this question from more and more of my clients: Can we ask our employees to provide proof that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19?  The answer is that an employer may indeed ask that […]

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New Jersey Issues Employer Vaccine Guidelines

By on May 5, 2021 in Policy with 0 Comments

With the increased availability of COVID-19 vaccines in New Jersey, the state Department of Health (“DOH”) recently issued Guidelines allowing employers to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for its employees. Nonetheless, even in the face of such state Guidelines, employers should still proceed cautiously in implementing such vaccine mandates for employees given the mere emergency use authorization granted to […]

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New Workplace Requirements For Covid-19 Protections

By on November 4, 2020 in Policy with 0 Comments

By: Lara M. Ruggerio, Esq.Editor: Ralph R. Smith, 3rd, Esq. On October 28, 2020, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 192, requiring employers to take certain precautions and measures to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 and safeguard employees in the workplace. According to the Executive Order, the requirements outlined therein are intended to provide a […]

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Vaccines and the Workplace

By on September 2, 2020 in Employee Rights with 0 Comments

Anyone watching the news today has seen report after report about a possible vaccine for the coronavirus and the speedy progress being made towards its development.  This vaccine is hoped by many to be the cure all to allow the world to go back to some semblance of the normalcy that existed before the commencement […]

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