Policy issues often have long term widespread and pervasive impact on businesses. Not only can new governmental policies significantly affect the climate for business innovation and growth, they create precedents that affect future legislation and potentially spread across jurisdictions.
Each installment of the Policy Matters Podcast will provide timely updates regarding potential adverse impacts on benefits that policy changes can have on industry growth and offer a preview of what’s next in the competitive marketplace.
In this episode, Scott Hecker, Senior Counsel in the Labor and Employment department of Seyfarth’s Washington, DC office, and Karla Grossenbacher, Partner and chair of the Washington, DC, office’s Labor and Employment practice, head of the firm’s Workplace Privacy team, and co-chair of the firm’s Workplace Biometric Privacy Compliance and Litigation group, discuss employment law issues surrounding vaccine mandates.
When it comes to mandating the COVID-19 vaccine, the federal government and its state counterparts have continued the patchwork response we’ve become familiar with throughout the pandemic. Karla and Scott address how these choppy vaccine waters impact employers, and what employers should consider in developing their COVID-19 vaccination programs.