Compliance Corner
November 09, 2021


Podcast Episode 114: OSHA’s Guidance (ETS) on Employer COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Mandate

In this episode, Chase Cannon and Suzanne Spradley break down the recent OSHA guidance (emergency temporary standard, or ETS) relating to the employer COVID-19 vaccine and testing mandate. Chase outlines the general requirement for employers with 100 or more employees to ensure employees are vaccinated or tested regularly. Suzanne and Chase discuss legal challenges to the ETS guidance at the federal and state level. The two outline the ETS requirements relating to counting employees, vaccination policies, proof of vaccination status, alternative testing, employee notification and penalties. The two close by discussing some practical planning tips, and the importance of engaging outside counsel to assist with mandate compliance.

Every other week, NFP's legal experts make the subject of compliance personal for a wide audience. By breaking down the daunting details of emerging policies and bridging the gap between legislation and what it means for the listener, Chase Cannon and Suzanne Spradley make compliance issues relatable and relevant. Visit our Soundcloud page every two weeks for the most up-to-date episode.

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November Get Wise Wednesdays – Register Now

As 2021 comes to an end, there are still a number of benefits compliance issues that are being impacted by COVID-19. Join us for a discussion of the government guidance that we received during the pandemic. We will discuss guidance that has expired, such as paid leave under the FFCRA and COBRA premium assistance under ARPA; temporary guidance soon to expire, such as mid-year election change relief, exemption of telehealth services for purposes of HSA-eligibility and the increased DCAP exclusion. We will also provide reminders concerning employers’ ongoing compliance obligations related to COVID-19.

We’re Still in the Outbreak Period: End-of-Year COVID-19 Benefits Compliance Considerations
November 17, 2021
2:00 to 3:00 p.m. CT (3:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET)

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