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  • Allison Rhodes Pearson

    Allison C. Pearson

    Recommendations for Businesses Based on New Guidance from CDC on Vaccinated Individuals

    July 29, 2021
    On July 27, 2021, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued new interim public health recommendations for fully vaccinated people to provide guidance regarding mask-wearing for vaccinated individuals in light of the highly-transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19. The updated guidance does not address unvaccinated individuals because the CDC has continued to recommend mask-wearing in most settings for unvaccinated individuals.
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  • Mike Moore & Wayne Young

    Delta Variant Will Have Ripple Effect on Business

    June 29, 2021
    As we all read the news reports the last week or so, the Delta variant of the Covid-19 virus is spreading quickly among the unvaccinated portion of society. Also, the pace of vaccinations in Arkansas has slowed with still fewer than one million Arkansans fully vaccinated. In response to this surge, hospitals, including UAMS, are reopening their Covid-19 units. This surge and the reaction by healthcare providers will have a ripple effect of causing limitations in healthcare services available for non-Covid needs.
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  • Dan Herrington & Amie Wilcox

    OSHA Releases Resources to Help Employers Comply With Its COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

    June 25, 2021
    It may seem a little late in the game, but acting in response to an Executive Order, OSHA issued an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on June 10, 2021. This ETS only applies to “Healthcare Employers,” but that definition is broad – encompassing all settings where any employee provides “healthcare services” or “healthcare support services.”
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  • Labor & Employment

    Firm Joins ELA - World's Largest Network of Employment Legal Firms

    June 18, 2021
    Friday, Eldredge & Clark has been selected to join the Employment Law Alliance (ELA) as the exclusive member for Arkansas.
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  • Michael Moore

    Michael Moore

    ELA Employment Matters Podcast: Vaccination and Masking Requirements

    June 9, 2021
    In the latest episode of Employment Matters Podcast, produced by the Employment Law Alliance, Attorney Michael Moore gives a local and national overview of vaccination and masking requirements for employers. He also discusses recent guidance from the EEOC on how employers can incentivize the vaccine for their employees.
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  • Allison Rhodes

    Allison C. Pearson

    CDC Updates Guidance on Masks for Vaccinated Individuals

    May 14, 2021
    On Thursday, May 13, the CDC made significant changes to its guidance regarding mask wearing for vaccinated individuals. The new guidance states: "Fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance."
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  • Julio Olaya

    Should Employers Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations?

    April 22, 2021
    COVD-19 cases are trending in a positive direction. Cases are down, and all adults may now receive a COVID-19 vaccine. While legislative efforts have been made to curtail an employer’s ability to mandate the COVID-19 vaccination onto their employees, as of today, those efforts have been unsuccessful. The question that seems to be on every employer’s mind is not whether they can mandate these vaccines, but whether they should.
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