The state is mandating that public and private sector employees be given four hours of paid time off for COVID-19 vaccine shots.
While there are a lot of questions- like how employers are to track when an employee got the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as the timing of coming back to work.
Labor attorneys are warning employers to watch carefully, even as the laws frequently change with regard to the pandemic.
The bottom line: Employees should be given time to get vaccinated.
To that end, if an employer were to require the vaccine- that would be within bounds, according to labor attorneys.
Benjamin Mudrick, an employment law attorney for Harter Secrest & Emery LLP told 13WHAM-TV that there’s one consistent here as far as that goes: Incentivize the vaccine, but don’t require it.
“Our general advice is, don’t require it, but try to create incentives for your employees to get vaccinated.” he said.
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