The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine received FDA approval on August 23, 2021. Marketed as “Cominarty,” it is the first FDA approved vaccine for individuals 16 and older to prevent the COVID-19 disease.
This type of information is categorized as “medical information” and must be treated as confidential and protected health information and not be filed as part of an employee’s personnel record. Be sure to have a safe and protected area in which to keep these records.
If you choose to join a growing body of employers looking for a more assertive option The penalty or surcharge cannot be considered substantial to the point that it can be considered coercive. The EEOC did not provide clarity on what is considered substantial or coercive. As such, seek guidance from your legal counsel. Examples of recent employer incentives:
Employer Surcharge Considerations