OSHA Updates Recording Guidance for Adverse COVID-19 Vaccine Reactions

On May 21, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) updated its Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) guidance for recording COVID- 19 vaccination adverse reactions. The guidance now states that OSHA will not enforce the recording requirements to require any employers to record worker side effects from the COVID-19 vaccination through May 2022. Previous Guidance […]

Occupational Safety and Health Administration – Mask Guidelines

OSHA has posted the following language on their website: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued new guidance relating to recommended precautions for people who are fully vaccinated, which is applicable to activities outside of healthcare and a few other environments. OSHA is reviewing the recent CDC guidance and will update our […]

Employers Should Be Cautious When Asking About Vaccination Status

By Lisa Nagele-Piazza, J.D., SHRM-SCP May 20,20121 Employers may want to ask workers for proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status now that many federal and state officials have relaxed COVID-19 safety rules for people who are fully vaccinated. But employers should be careful not to ask for more information than is necessary. Fully vaccinated people […]

$300 Extra Unemployment Pay Will Not Be Cut In Illinois: Pritzker

ILLINOIS — Illinois will not stop paying an extra $300 a week to unemployed workers out of state COVID-19 relief funds. Many Republican governors are ending the increased pay as a way to force people to return to work, but Gov. J.B. Pritzker said in a press conference Tuesday that Illinoisans still have “legitimate” reasons […]

CDC relaxes mask guidance, but employers are left waiting on OSHA

Fully vaccinated people can ditch their masks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announce Thursday. Does this mean workers can go barefaced? Not necessarily. The CDC’s directive came with a series of caveats, and there are several more factors employers need to consider, attorneys say. Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without masking and […]