Puerto Rico Governor Pedro R. Pierluisi has issued an Executive Order (EO-2021-058) making COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for all public employees in the Executive Branch. EO-2021-058, which goes into effect August 16, 2021, also recommends that all commercial establishments and private entities that are open to the public implement similar requirements.
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New Jersey is requiring employers in covered healthcare and high-risk congregate settings (“covered settings”) to establish a policy that: (1) mandates vaccinations or weekly testing for workers; (2) creates a system to track the results of the applicable testing requirements; and (3) creates a system to communicate the results of such testing to local public health departments.
Andrew Maunz comments on the implications of requests for religious accommodations exempting employees from COVID-19 vaccine requirements in “4 Tips For Handling Religious Objections To Vaccine Mandates,” published by Law360.
Matthew Camardella discusses key legal and hiring considerations for management looking to diversify their workforces in “Using Data to Advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,” published by the ACC.
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On August 5, the California Department of Public Health issued an order requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all healthcare workers, allowing only narrow exemptions for medical reasons and religious beliefs. The order requires that covered workers be fully vaccinated (one dose of a one-dose vaccine or two doses of a two-dose vaccine) by September 30, 2021.
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