Employers may seek additional information regarding an employee’s religious beliefs where the employee seeks to be excused from participating in a mandatory influenza vaccination program for religious reasons, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Office of Legal Counsel. The opinion came in an informal discussion letter in which the Office responded to an inquiry… Continue Reading
Now that we know President Barack Obama will remain in office for the next four years, he and and the federal agencies responsible for enforcing the nation’s workplace laws likely will continue to pursue a number of pro-employee initiatives. A sampling is provided here.
Representative John Conyers (D-Mich.) has once again introduced in the House of Representatives a bill that would require the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to promulgate a safe patient handling and injury prevention standard. The “Nurse and Health Care Worker Protection Act of 2009” has reignited the debate over the proper approach to ensuring employee… Continue Reading