As explained in the previous post, employers are well within their right to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations. Employers must be aware of any state laws that prohibit such a mandate. Currently, there is one state that prohibits such a mandate: Montana.
Florida recently passed a law that states, “a business entity…may not require patrons or customers to provide any documentation certifying COVID-19 vaccination or post infection recovery to gain access to, entry upon, or service from business operations in the state.” This law only applies to vaccination documentation of patrons. This bill does not even mention employer rights as it relates to vaccine mandates.
The bill’s silence renders it lawful for employers with employees and/or locations in Florida to require their employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
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Susie M. Cirilli is a Labor & Employment attorney that assists clients with issues involving the ADA, FMLA, and Title VII claims. Susie litigates on matters related to hostile work environment, discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, race and disability. Susie has experience representing employers in fact-finding conferences and mediations before the PHRC and the EEOC. Susie’s practice also consists of counseling and advising clients on employment matters. She often advises employers on day to day employment matters and assists her clients on employee issues such as hiring and terminations, which includes drafting and negotiating separation agreements. Susie has experience drafting and revising employment agreements, employee handbooks, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements. Susie is admitted in the Middle District and Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She is also admitted in the Federal Court for the District of New Jersey.
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