Vaccine Mandate News

No unemployment checks for health workers who refuse vaccine in Maine By DAVID SHARP, AP News, October 14, 2021 PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — There will be no state unemployment benefits for health care workers who are fired for refusing to get employer-mandated vaccinations against COVID-19, state officials said Thursday. Already, a small number of workersContinue reading “Vaccine Mandate News”

5 Employer Steps When Your Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

Guidance for New Hampshire BusinessesKey Steps for Investigating and Reporting COVID-19 Cases and Exposures NH Department of Health and Human Services encourages use of the NH Universal Best Practices. Remember that employee health information shared with their employer should be kept private. Visit the NH DHHS website to review their June 17, 2021, guidance here:Continue reading “5 Employer Steps When Your Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19”

New NH Universal Best Practices

Effective May 7, 2021, New Hampshire’s updated COVID-19 Universal Guidelines (now called Universal Best Practices) take effect but remind us that we still need to take precautions and follow the same recommendations, including: Good planning and communication to staff and consumers Vaccination against COVID-19 Identifying and excluding people with symptoms of COVID-19 or risk factorsContinue reading “New NH Universal Best Practices”

Voluntary FFCRA Benefit & Tax Credits

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 has extended the tax credits available to employers with fewer than 500 employees under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) through September 30, 2021.  This continues to be a voluntary choice for employers to adopt – or not – in 2021. There are a few expansions noted below and there isContinue reading “Voluntary FFCRA Benefit & Tax Credits”

Critical Elements of Safety Programs

Every year at work, hundreds of workers are killed, thousands are severely injured, and tens of thousands suffer some form of injury or illness that disrupts their lives while employers pay millions in fines and increased workers’ compensation costs. And that is just the direct impact of ineffective safety programs. Indirect negative impact on employeeContinue reading “Critical Elements of Safety Programs”