As the COVID-19 outbreak evolves, Constangy has created this resource page for employers, to stay abreast of the latest guidance and provide answers to frequently asked questions. 
This resource center is made available for educational purposes only, to provide general information and not to provide specific legal advice or to establish an attorney-client relationship. Further, the issues related to COVID-19 are constantly evolving. There have been substantial changes in the governmental guidance and even in the underlying laws on almost a daily basis, which will impact the analysis of the legal issues related to COVID-19. As such, this resource center should not be used as a substitute for up-to-date legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state.

COVID Vaccine

 

Mandatory Policy Regarding COVID-19 & Flu Vaccination

This  immunization policy was created for companies who are mandating all staff to take the COVID-19 and flu vaccines. The scope of the policy covers temporary workers, trainees, and contractors working for a company regardless of where the staff are working or otherwise providing services.

This policy has been established such that all individuals subject to it must present acceptable documentation of vaccination for seasonal influenza and COVID-19. The policy also provides medical and religious exemptions.

Non-Mandatory Policy Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination

The Non-mandatory Policy was created to safeguard the health and well-being of employees and their families, customers and visitors, others who spend time at a company's facilities, and the community from infectious conditions that may be mitigated through an effective vaccination program. This policy is intended to comply with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities, as applicable.

The policy applies to all employees, including full-time, part-time, and seasonal employees. It does not apply to independent contractors, customers, vendors, or visitors. The policy applies to FDA-approved vaccinations for the COVID-19 virus.

This policy only governs individuals within a company's facilities and does not apply to clients’ worksites or facilities.

For more information about obtaining these policy templates, contact Jon Yarbrough, Ashlee Ligarde or any Constangy attorney. 

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Post COVID-19 Risk Assessment and Mitigation Prospectus

While many employers are navigating return-to-work issues, employee-side attorneys, unions, and administrative agencies are gearing up. The decisions made over the last two months by employers are being scrutinized, and, fair or not, will be the subject of intense debate, litigation, and investigations. We created this Prospectus as a resource to help you assess where you stand with respect to some of the activity that we anticipate.

All Content

Please click the arrow to the right for a listing of all of our content regarding COVID-19. If you're interested in a specific topic, please use the links listed below.

Federal Law

Affirmative Action

Benefits 

CARES Act

Class Actions

Data Privacy

DOT (see "Transportation")

EEOC

ERISA

Fair Labor Standards Act (see “Wage-Hour”)

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Family and Medical Leave Act

FOCUS

Furloughs/Layoffs/Reductions in Force

Immigration

Labor 

Layoffs (see Furloughs/Layoffs/Reductions in Force)

Reductions in Force (see Furloughs/Layoffs/Reductions in Force)

Safety & Health

Small Business

Taxation 

Telecommuting 

Trade Secrets

Transportation 

Unemployment (please check State and Local Law, below)

Wage-Hour

WARN

Workers' Compensation 

State and Local Law

Alabama 

California 

Colorado 

Georgia

Illinois 

Massachusetts 

Missouri

New Jersey

New York

North Carolina

South Carolina

Tennessee

Virginia

Task Force of Attorneys 

Lawyers across Constangy are prepared to assist clients in this constantly changing landscape.

Feel free to call any of the lawyers below or any other Constangy lawyer of your choice: 

Other Resources 

National Governors Association Summary: What Steps Have States Taken To Address Coronavirus

DOL Fact Sheet Regarding Furloughs and Other Reductions in Pay and Hours Worked Issues

Occupational Safety and Health Administration COVID-19 Portal

OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Portal

CDC Implementation of Mitigation Strategies for Communities with Local COVID-19 Transmission 

CDC - Keeping the Workplace Safe 

U.S. Department of Labor Coronavirus Resources

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