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COVID-19 Vaccinations: The Conversation Continues

January 08, 2021

As the COVID-19 vaccination becomes more readily available, employers are faced with challenging questions.

FFCRA Not Extended, But Credits Still Available

December 29, 2020

President Trump signed the new stimulus bill this week, which DID NOT extend the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The FFCRA was established in March but expires December 31, 2020. Businesses were anxious to see whether Congress would extend the effectiveness into 2021.

EEOC – Employers Can Require Proof of COVID Vaccination, with Some Exceptions

December 16, 2020

On December 16, the EEOC issued updated guidance addressing how employers may handle COVID-19 vaccinations.

Should Employers implement mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies?

December 10, 2020

Vaccines and health screenings are medical examinations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). An employer requiring a vaccine must do so for a legitimate business reason or as required to protect the workplace under analysis of the ADA’s "direct threat" standard. 

HSB August COVID-19 Update for Employers

August 17, 2020

On August 25, HSB’s Employment Law team provided an update via webinar on COVID-19’s continued impact on SC employers.

Federal Court Strikes Down Portions of FFCRA Regulations

August 05, 2020

By: Chris Gantt-Sorenson and Perry MacLennan

On August 3, a New York federal judge struck down several provisions of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Final Rule applicable to both types of leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) – the Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) and the Emergency Family Medical Leave Act (EFMLEA).

HSB Webinar: COVID-19 Update

July 01, 2020

On July 8, HSB’s Employment Law team provided an update via webinar on COVID-19’s continued impact on SC employers.  

DHEC Issues New Guidance for Employers

June 30, 2020

On June 29, 2020, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) released new guidance to assist employers in addressing COVID-19 in the workplace.
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