How the federal vaccine mandate will affect employers

On November 4, 2021 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that provided guidelines to employers for meeting the requirements of the federal vaccine mandate. We will continue to update this page with the latest information if any changes to the mandate arise.

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Episode 36

Updates on the federal vaccine mandate

November 11, 2021

As a follow-up to Episode 34 on the federal vaccine mandate, Ellen McCann and Nate Smith reconnect with updates for employers on OSHA’s most recent guidance, outlining what employers need to know, what clarifications occurred with OSHA’s guidance and important timelines to consider.

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Episode 34

The President’s vaccine mandate

September 15, 2021

Unum employment law and compliance expert Ellen McCann explores what we know about the President’s vaccine mandate so far. She discusses which employees are covered, how the mandate will be implemented, prospects for litigation and what it all means for employers.


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