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    Topic: Covid 19

    EEOC Requires Justification for Mandatory COVID-19 Testing
    Picture of Alexis Merrill Alexis Merrill | July 22, 2022

    Even though numerous employers have returned to work following the pandemic, many have opted to maintain on-site COVID precautions to err on the...

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    What To Do If Employees Ask to Be Laid Off
    Picture of Will Miranne Will Miranne | February 18, 2022

    Employers often dread organizational layoffs. So what happens when the employee is the one asking for it? Read on to learn why this might happen and...

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    Are Insurance Surcharges Employee-Approved?
    Picture of Will Miranne Will Miranne | February 11, 2022

    Many organizations have begun implementing insurance surcharges as a replacement for vaccine mandates in hopes of achieving higher vaccination rates....

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    Apple Joins Meta in Requiring Proof of COVID-19 Boosters for Employees
    Picture of Alexis Merrill Alexis Merrill | January 18, 2022

    There was a fleeting moment that felt as if the end of the COVID-19 pandemic was approaching, but a recent rise in Omicron cases has shaken up the...

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    Biden Admin to Require Insurance Carriers to Cover At-Home COVID Tests
    Picture of Will Miranne Will Miranne | January 18, 2022

    Biden’s administration has officially announced that insurance carriers, beginning on Jan. 19, are required to provide reimbursement coverage for...

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    How Employers Can Promote Employee Wellness Programs in 2022
    Picture of Alexis Merrill Alexis Merrill | January 17, 2022

    With every new year, comes a new opportunity to support your employees. Many organizations are turning to wellness programs as an opportunity to...

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    Supreme Court Blocks OSHA’s Vaccine Mandate
    Picture of Bretton Chatham Bretton Chatham | January 14, 2022

    Almost a week after hearing oral arguments, on January 13, the Supreme Court of the United States blocked the Occupational Safety and Health...

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    The Rise of Remote Work—Is It Lasting?
    Picture of Will Miranne Will Miranne | January 5, 2022

    The emergence of the COVID pandemic created a new foundation for the future of the workplace. As one of many precautions put in place for the safety...

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    Court Lifts Stay, OSHA Vaccine Mandate Resumes
    Picture of Bretton Chatham Bretton Chatham | December 21, 2021

    The Biden administration’s federal COVID vaccine mandate is in effect once again. While the new rule had been temporarily suspended since November...

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    Why Are Retirees Going Back to Work?
    Picture of Will Miranne Will Miranne | December 20, 2021

    In October of 2021, more than 2.5% of retired workers in the United States made the decision to return to work, according to Nick Bunker, the...

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