FP Conversations: A Covid-19 Podcast Series
Vaccine Employee Incentives – February 3, 2021
In this podcast, Fisher Phillips partner Kevin Troutman returns to chat with Travis Vance about employee incentive programs related to the COVID-19 vaccine. The co-leader of our firm’s Vaccine Subcommittee spends some time discussing employee wellness program and what employers can and cannot do to provide incentives for employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
FP Vaccine Flash Survey Reveals: Most Employers Not Interested In Mandating COVID-19 Vaccination But Uncertain How To Incentivize Workforce Inoculation – February 3, 2021
The vast majority of employers are not considering mandating their employees receive the COVID-19 vaccine, instead choosing to encourage the shot – but a significant number of businesses remain confused and uncertain on whether and how to incentivize their workers to get inoculated. That’s according to a recent survey conducted by Fisher Phillips, with 700 respondents providing their thoughts between January 26-29. Fisher Phillips partner Kevin Troutman provides a quick review of these survey results and also sheds light on the thinking of other businesses when it comes to this specific challenge.
California's New COVID-19 Notification Law – January 26, 2021
In this podcast, California attorneys Ben Ebbink and Hannah Sweiss discuss COVID-19 issues in the California workplace, specifically the details of a dramatic new state statute (AB865) that imposes incredible new notification requirements – among other things – on California employers. The new law, in effect as of January 1, 2021, completely redefines what an employer must do when there is a COVID-19 case in a California workplace. It is a must-listen for any organization with a presence in California.
California Enacts a Slew of New COVID-19 Regulations and Updates – January 19, 2021
It’s often said that doing business in California is like doing business in an entirely different country, and the state’s response to the pandemic is no exception to this rule. In this podcast, California attorneys Ben Ebbink and Hannah Sweiss discuss the most pressing issues they have seen from clients and California employers related to COVID-19. They will discuss questions about international travel, employers’ new obligations, and recent legislation affecting California employers from a federal, state, and local level.
COVID-19 Vaccines in the Workplace – January 13, 2021
It’s the topic every employer across the country wants to know about: COVID-19 vaccines and the workplace. In this podcast, Fisher Phillips partners Phil Bauknight and Kevin Troutman – who have been leading our firm’s Vaccine Subcommittee – discuss key issues that employers should consider surrounding the COVID-19 vaccination effort. Among their topics: whether and how to implement a mandatory vaccination program, dealing with reasonable accommodations, alternatives to a mandatory vaccine requirement, and other common questions.
Vaccine Employer Liabilities – January 5, 2021
In this podcast, Fisher Phillips partners Phil Bauknight and Kevin Troutman return to chat with Travis Vance about potential employer liabilities related to workplace COVID-19 vaccination programs. The two leaders of our firm’s Vaccine Subcommittee spend some time discussing whether waivers are an effective tool for employers and other best practices related to these thorny issues.