Unvaccinated Employees Face Increasing Pressure From Employers — News Roundup

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Unvaccinated employees are facing increasing pressure from employers to get vaccinated for COVID-19 or face firing.

Employers Apply Different Requirements to Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Workers

unvaccinated employees are under pressure to get the shot

From SHRM – Some employers are applying selected workplace rules only to unvaccinated workers in an effort to protect employees from the COVID-19 delta variant, but are inadvertently intensifying conflicts between the vaccinated and unvaccinated.


Health Plan Premium Surcharges for the Unvaccinated?

From SHRM – More employers are considering a premium surcharge on employees participating in the company’s health plan who are not vaccinated for COVID-19, akin to the surcharge on smokers. There are issues these companies should examine before doing so.


These companies are requiring employees get vaccinated

Los Angeles Times – More companies are enacting requirements that unvaccinated employees receive a COVID-19 vaccine before returning to the workplace. Under some orders, those who remain unvaccinated must follow strict safety guidelines including regular testing, social distancing and mask mandates. Some exceptions are being made for those who qualify for medical or religious exemptions.


Can employers force workers to get vaccinated? Here’s what we know

Los Angeles and a growing number of other government entities are taking a new stand in the fight against the coronavirus.

California officials said Monday that state employees and healthcare workers would soon be required to show proof they’ve been vaccinated or undergo regular testing. New York City declared similar plans.


Number Of Job Postings With Vaccination Requirements Climb

Vaccination requirements are becoming more common in online job posting, according to research by job board Indeed.com’s HireLab. However, job postings with vaccination requirements remain a small percentage of overall job listings.

Employers eye health insurance surcharges for unvaccinated employees (Mercer)

Health insurance surcharges for unvaccinated employees are one thing employers are looking at in lieu of a Covid-19 vaccination mandate, Mercer reported. The surcharge is similar to surcharges for tobacco use. Mercer believes it may be the next big trend as employers seek to get workers safely back to the office.

Delta Airlines to impose $200 monthly fee on unvaccinated employees

Delta Airlines will impose a $200 monthly fee on employees unvaccinated against Covid-19, the airline announced on Wednesday.

In a new memo sent to Delta employees, CEO Ed Bastian announced that unvaccinated employees enrolled in Delta’s account-based healthcare plan will be subject to a $200 monthly surcharge starting 1 November.

Not getting vaccinated can be harmful to your employment.

CNN fires three employees who went into the office unvaccinated.

(NY Times — paywall) The network has been relying on an honor system rather than requiring proof of vaccination status.


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