OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Rule
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is releasing an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to implement President Joe Biden’s COVID vaccine mandate. The ETS will cover employers with 100 or more employees and require the development, implementation, and enforcement of a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, unless employers adopt a policy requiring employees to choose either to get vaccinated or to undergo regular COVID-19 testing and wear a face covering at work.
In this one-hour webinar, we will explore the details of the ETS and practical implications for banks, such as the timing for implementation, who pays for testing, requirements regarding paid time off and sick leave, how to address vaccine resistance, medical and religious exemptions, privacy and confidentiality of vaccine records, and legal challenges to the ETS. Even if your bank does not meet the employee threshold, there are profound implications for all employers in vaccine mandates. Labor and employment law expert Natalie Sanders of the Brooks Pierce law firm will analyze the rule for you and, together with her colleague Bob Singer, corporate counsel to the NCBA, will help you to identify action items for your bank.