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Bob Young Writes “10 Things I know about … Employer vaccine mandates” for the Worcester Business Journal

With COVID cases rising as the Delta variant spreads, some employers are considering putting vaccine mandates into place. To help guide these employers, Bob Young discusses 10 things he knows about vaccine mandates.

6) Reasonable accommodations still are required. For those with disability or religious exemptions, employers must offer reasonable accommodations, such as the ability to wear a mask at work, to work socially distant from coworkers, and to work modified hours.

5) Don’t forget about state law. While Mass. currently does not prohibit vaccine mandates, other states have enacted laws banning consideration of vaccination status as a condition of employment. Employers with multi-state operations need to consider differing state laws.

4) Confidentiality remains critical. An employer may collect proof of vaccination but must safeguard it like any other medical information.

Continue reading “10 Things I know about. …Employer vaccine mandates” on the Worcester Business Journal website.

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Bob Young is an experienced advisor and trial lawyer, helping clients navigate complex labor and employment issues and defending employers facing claims in the state and federal courts of Massachusetts and before administrative agencies. Bob regularly represents businesses, municipalities, educational institutions and non-profit organizations of all sizes, as well as high-level executives, in high-exposure claims and disputes involving discrimination and retaliation, non-competition, trade secrets, wage-and-hour and other complex, constantly evolving employment-related issues.

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