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Welcome to #WorkforceWednesday. This week, we look at the key considerations for offering COVID-19 vaccine incentives and the executive orders President Biden issued last week of note for employers.

EEOC’s Proposed Wellness Regulations and Incentivizing Vaccines (video attached)

In early January, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued proposed rules on using incentives to encourage employee participation in wellness programs. While we don’t know exactly See more +

Welcome to #WorkforceWednesday. This week, we look at the key considerations for offering COVID-19 vaccine incentives and the executive orders President Biden issued last week of note for employers.

EEOC’s Proposed Wellness Regulations and Incentivizing Vaccines (video attached)

In early January, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued proposed rules on using incentives to encourage employee participation in wellness programs. While we don’t know exactly how President Biden’s EEOC will adjust the proposed rules, attorney Frank Morris explains why employers should keep the rules in mind when offering incentives to employees for COVID-19 vaccination.

Executive Order Prioritizes Worker Health and Safety

On Thursday, President Biden issued an executive order on protecting worker health and safety. To reduce workers’ exposure to COVID-19, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will revise science-based guidance on COVID-19 workplace safety within two weeks and consider emergency temporary standards. The order also directs OSHA to launch a national program to focus enforcement efforts on COVID-19-related violations.

Notable Executive Orders for Employers

Last week, President Biden issued a few other executive orders of note that will impact employers and their workforces:

- Establishing the COVID-19 Pandemic Testing Board and Ensuring a Sustainable Public Health Workforce for COVID-19 and Other Biological Threats

- Ensuring an Equitable Pandemic Response and Recovery

- Supporting the Reopening and Continuing Operation of Schools and Early Childhood Education Providers

- Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel

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