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Employers Ask EEOC For COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive Guidance

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Citing the uncertainty surrounding the state of the law when it comes to offering incentives to employees who receive the COVID-19
vaccination, a collection of over 40 business groups and associations just submitted a letter to the Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission seeking guidance on what’s allowed and what might violate federal law. The February 1 letter is the product of significant concern regarding the legality of a vaccination incentive program as summarized in a recent FP Legal Alert and highlighted in a just released FP Flash Survey which revealed 43% of employers are unsure about how to proceed. What do employers need to know about this development?