April 21, 2021
Following calls for more clear guidance from employers, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has said it will be providing an update in the near future. Currently, most employers trying to navigate the employee vaccine situation and how it impacts return to work have done so with frustratingly little details. As a result, they’re asking the EEOC to step in to ensure that employers aren’t left with increased liability, and customers and workers can return feeling as safe and secure as possible. Specifically, the EEOC was asked to work on what incentives for vaccines would be allowable, with employers hoping for a broad definition to allow them to utilize what works best for their employees and their resources. The second request was to help employers identify what differentiates a vaccine incentive from the more commonly used wellness programs.