Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

What President Biden's Vaccine Mandate Means for Employers

What President Biden’s Vaccine Mandate Means for Employers

President Joe Biden’s administration is continuing its efforts to curb the COVID-19 pandemic and the spread of the deadly coronavirus Delta variant. Recently, the White House ordered all federal workers and contractors to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Now, the government is imposing a similar requirement on private employers. The move is estimated to affect over …

What President Biden’s Vaccine Mandate Means for Employers Read More »

President Biden Offers Additional Financial Support to Small Businesses

President Biden Offers Additional Financial Support to Small Businesses

President Joe Biden’s administration is ardently increasing its efforts to get more Americans vaccinated against COVID-19 as the coronavirus Delta variant rages across the country. Over the past several weeks, the White House has been gradually releasing sweeping COVID-19-related mandates. These include vaccine mandates for nursing home employees, federal workers and federal contractors. The government …

President Biden Offers Additional Financial Support to Small Businesses Read More »

COVID-19 Vaccine Surcharges, Mandates and Incentives What Employers Should Know

COVID-19 Vaccine Surcharges, Mandates and Incentives: What Employers Should Know

COVID-19 vaccinations are a highly contentious topic in America. Many U.S. adults still haven’t gotten the shot despite the Food and Drug Administration’s recent (FDA) full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. This reluctance is seen as a problem by health experts, who contest that vaccination is the most effective way to control the widespread coronavirus …

COVID-19 Vaccine Surcharges, Mandates and Incentives: What Employers Should Know Read More »

President Biden Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for Federal Employees and Large Employers

President Biden Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for Federal Employees and Large Employers

On Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, President Joe Biden signed executive orders requiring federal workers and contractors to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Biden also directed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to draft a new emergency rule requiring all businesses with 100 or more employees to ensure all of their workers are either tested for …

President Biden Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for Federal Employees and Large Employers Read More »

Restaurants Hopeful Applicants Will Come When Unemployment Benefits End

Restaurants Hopeful Applicants Will Come When Unemployment Benefits End

The COVID-19 pandemic put many people out of work in early 2020, particularly in the restaurant industry. Businesses were forced to shutter overnight, giving workers little time to adapt to their circumstances. Layoffs were so rampant that the federal government needed to step in and offer more generous unemployment benefits (an extra $300 per week …

Restaurants Hopeful Applicants Will Come When Unemployment Benefits End Read More »

The Delta Variant and Return-to-Work COVID-19 Vaccination Policies

The Delta Variant and Return-to-Work COVID-19 Vaccination Policies

As the highly contagious and transmissible Delta variant spreads across the United States and the numbers of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations rise, many organizations are taking action to protect employees. In some cases, they are mandating that employees get vaccinated before returning to the workplace or encouraging them to do so. For some employers, these …

The Delta Variant and Return-to-Work COVID-19 Vaccination Policies Read More »

Federal Workers and Contractors Must Attest to Their Vaccination Status

Federal Workers and Contractors Must Attest to Their Vaccination Status

On July 29, 2021, President Biden announced new actions to strengthen safety protocols for federal employees and federal contractors. This announcement was not an executive order, but does impose new requirements for federal employees and contractors. Every federal government employee and on-site contractor is now required to disclose their vaccination status. Federal employees and contractors …

Federal Workers and Contractors Must Attest to Their Vaccination Status Read More »

The Long-term Effects of COVID-19

The Long-term Effects of COVID-19

It’s been more than a year since the pandemic began, and we continue to learn more about the short- and long-term health effects of COVID-19. Although most people get better within weeks, some people experience long COVID-19—a wide range of symptoms that can last weeks or months. In fact, a new study found that nearly …

The Long-term Effects of COVID-19 Read More »