Andrew I. Bart's blog

Should You Require Employees to Get Vaccinated?

As COVID-19 vaccines start to become available to the general public, can employers now order mandatory vaccinations of their employees? The answer is not so simple. Landlords, cooperatives, and condominiums should be aware of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance issued last month on this topic. Whether an employer chooses to enact a mandatory vaccination policy or merely encourages its employees to get inoculated, many complex legal and personnel issues will arise.

Complying with Paid Leave Law During COVID Outbreak: Federal Law

As we continue to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, both our work and social lives remain on a pause. Given the rate of increase in infections, New York State extended the shelter-in-place policy for nonessential workers to April 15, 2020. Last week, I provided an update on the recent New York State sick leave laws, along with a reminder of an employee’s rights under New York City law.