US employers want employees to return to the brick and mortar workplace but with the COVID-19 Delta variant rampaging across the US and elsewhere, many employers are requiring employees to be vaccinated before they return – and they are requiring proof of vaccination. So, what can employers do to track the vaccination status of their employees?
In this Quick Chat video, our Labor and Employment and Data Privacy lawyers discuss risks and best practices for US employers on tracking proof of employee vaccinations, and take a look at data privacy issues that can arise.
Clients are finding our Vaccine Analysis Matrix (VAM) helpful. On a state-by-state or country-by-country basis, depending on your organization’s needs, the matrix covers topics like permissibility of mandatory vaccinations, getting proof of vaccination and potential liabilities. This practical tool supports companies in developing their reopening plans and is available for a fixed fee.
Read more about whether US employers can (and should) mandate vaccinations for their workforce in our client alert, United States: Mandating COVID-19 Vaccination? Before You Act, Consider These Key Issues For US and Multinational Employers and watch The Employer Rapport video, Momentum to Mandate Vaccinations in the Workplace: What Employers Need to Know Now.
Subscribe to our Labor and Employment blog, The Employer Report, which complements our video series, providing written legal updates on returning employees to the workplace and other hot topics. Past video chats are also linked in the blog sidebar for easy access to topics including remote working from outside of the employment jurisdiction, mandatory vaccinations in the workplace, employee testing and screening, inclusion and diversity, and much more.
For help navigating the legal landscape of COVID-19 vaccines and drafting and implementing Return to Workplace policies that are compliant in each jurisdiction where your company has headcount, please contact your Baker McKenzie employment lawyer.