#WorkforceWednesday: Biden's "American Rescue Plan," Incentivizing Employee Vaccination, EEOC Conciliation Process - Employment Law This Week®

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This week, President Biden takes office, making combatting COVID-19 his top priority. Employers are also planning ways to incentivize employee vaccination.

Biden Proposes $1.9 Trillion Spending Package

Last week, President Biden released a wide-ranging plan for combating the next medical and economic stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. His “American Rescue Plan” includes $400 billion for testing and vaccines, direct payments of $1,400 per eligible individual, and a $400/week See more +

This week, President Biden takes office, making combatting COVID-19 his top priority. Employers are also planning ways to incentivize employee vaccination.

Biden Proposes $1.9 Trillion Spending Package

Last week, President Biden released a wide-ranging plan for combating the next medical and economic stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. His “American Rescue Plan” includes $400 billion for testing and vaccines, direct payments of $1,400 per eligible individual, and a $400/week unemployment benefit supplement extended through September. Congress authorized direct stimulus payments of $600 in December 2020. Biden’s proposal would add to that and increase to $2,000 the total direct financial assistance for eligible individuals.

Dollar General to Pay Employees to Get Vaccinated

Dollar General announced last week that employees who are vaccinated against COVID-19 will receive four hours of extra pay. With 157,000 employees, the dollar store giant is the first large company to incentivize vaccinations with direct cash payments, and now a number of companies are following suit. Plan your vaccination program and policies - visit the link below.

New EEOC Conciliation Process

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) aims to settle more cases through conciliation with a new final rule. The rule requires the agency to disclose during presuit settlement talks which violations an employer is alleged to have committed, the legal basis for those allegations, and the rationale behind the dollar amounts the EEOC would accept in settlement.

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