As featured in #WorkforceWednesdayThis week, we look at new federal guidance recommending all employees wear masks in the workplace and unique vaccination considerations for unionized workplaces.

OSHA Updates COVID-19 Mask, Vaccination Guidance

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently updated its COVID-19 guidance, now recommending that all employees wear masks in the workplace, even if they’re vaccinated. Meanwhile, employers with unionized workforces face unique considerations with regard to vaccination polices. Attorneys Bob O’Hara and Neresa De Biasi tell us more.

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New NLRB General Counsel’s Priorities and Enforcement Agenda

Jennifer Abruzzo, the new National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) general counsel, recently released her priorities and enforcement agenda. Abruzzo identified at least 40 different NLRB decisions and principles that she would like to “carefully examine” and undo. Read more.

Updates on Biometrics in the Workplace

There is a patchwork of privacy and cybersecurity laws employers must navigate when it comes to collecting biometric data. New York City recently joined California, Illinois, Texas, and Washington in proscribing notification requirements involving biometric identifying data. New York State is also considering a more robust statewide biometric privacy regulation additionally mandating consent, which, if passed, would be similar to extant laws in Illinois, Washington, and Texas. Learn more.

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