Employer Guide: 5 Things to Consider Before Implementing a Workplace Vaccine Policy

In order to support workplace health and safety for employees and workplace visitors, some employers may decide to require that all employees, with some exceptions, are fully vaccinated against certain infectious diseases like Covid-19 and provide proof of vaccination.

However, employee vaccine requirements can be difficult to implement. Employers will need to consider many aspects of labor and employment law before implementing a vaccine policy or requirement, including employment discrimination laws and compliance.

This guide addresses five important areas an employer should consider before implementing policies that encourage employees to get vaccinated, offer incentives, and/or provide paid time off for employees to get vaccinated.

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As employers navigate post-pandemic workplace health and safety responsibilities, it’s important to understand how to implement policies that allow their business to be productive while also complying with employment discrimination laws. Download our Sample Employer Infectious Disease Policy as a guide for documenting the specific steps to be taken to safeguard employees’ health and well-being during outbreaks of infectious diseases while ensuring the employer’s ability to maintain essential operations.

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