Vaccines: Helping Employees Roll Up Their Sleeves

As franchisees address the many employment issues related to the pandemic, the question now is what to do about vaccines. When considering how best to proceed, franchisees must be familiar with the employment law issues that are implicated. We’ve chosen several to highlight here. Vaccination Relaxes Quarantine Mandate Stopping short of eliminating quarantine requirements for…

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OSHA Updates FAQ on Face Coverings

In the seemingly non-stop evolution of face covering mandates, the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has again updated its Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) guidance on face coverings, this time to coincide with CDC recommendations. In response to the posed question of whether OSHA will consider face coverings to be an integral part of…

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CDC Updates COVID Guidance

They didn’t quite say the customer’s always right, but in some ways, one can infer that message from the latest COVID guidance issued by the US Center for Disease Control (CDC). Earlier this week, the CDC released a new guidance urging employees not to try to force customers to follow COVID-19 prevention guidelines! In fact,…

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FDA/OSHA Release Joint Food Safety Checklist

Against the backdrop of the continuing coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) teamed up with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) yesterday to produce a detailed food safety checklist for the benefit of the food service industry. The checklist, which covers all aspects of food operations from growing and harvesting to…

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OSHA Releases Guidance on Masks

Not to be outdone, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) also released an expanded guidance recently that elaborates on a number of issues/questions related to face coverings in the workplace. The guidance clarified that facemasks are not considered personal protective equipment nor are employers required to provide them to employees. That said however, the…

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