the plague

Work changed when the pandemic hit in 2020. Here’s help navigating it.

can my company require employees to get the Covid vaccine?

A reader writes: My employer just issued a company-wide Covid vaccination mandate requiring all employees to get the vaccine. Is this legal? I work in an office setting. Some positions do field work, but this is not a public-facing environment. My job can be done entirely remotely and this has been proven, but my company […]

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employees who won’t wear masks should be fired

During the Capitol riots last month, as lawmakers took shelter in a small, windowless room a group of Republican legislators refused to wear masks – infuriating many of their colleagues and leading to at least eight infections among members of Congress. It’s a situation that’s being replicated in workplaces around the country, as employees are […]

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my coworker refuses to wear a mask

A reader writes: My company implemented a mask policy (everyone must wear a mask whenever they are outside of their own office/cubicle) back in May, and a state mask mandate went into effect in July. Both of those things are still active, and my coworker Bob is still the lone hold-out on the mask rule. […]

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