The Employers Association of New Jersey (EANJ), an NJBIA partner that provides information and training for employers, is hosting a webinar to update business owners on a new federal requirement that employees at private companies be vaccinated or tested weekly for COVID-19.

The one-hour webinar at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 1 is free to NJBIA member companies with the coupon code EANJGuest and there is no cap on the number of registrations per company. The cost for non-NJBIA members is $75 per individual. Go here to register.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring employers with 100 or more employees to develop, implement, and enforce a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy or require unvaccinated employees to wear masks while at work and undergo weekly COVID-19 testing.

A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked the OSHA standard from being implemented while legal challenges are heard, but the Biden administration is urging employers to make preparations to implement the OSHA rules, most of which take effect on Dec. 5, such as implementing vaccine policies and requiring the unvaccinated to wear masks.

During the webinar, EANJ President John Sarno will cover:

  • How the 100-employee threshold is counted
  • What employees are covered, including remote workers
  • What proof is acceptable
  • Record keeping
  • The types of testing being required
  • Medical and disability exemptions
  • Wage-hour and wage payment
  • Penalties
  • Effective dates

To learn more, go here.