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New 2021 EEOC Released Guidance for Employers: COVID-19 Vaccination at Work
Mar 17, 2021 | 1:00 PM ET | 60 Min | By : Margie Faulk
HRCI Credit : 1.5
With the COVID-19 vaccination being distributed across the nation, various businesses ask if they can or should require their workforces to get vaccinated. In response to this, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued guidance on vaccination-related issues in these workplaces. They implicate the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), among other laws. Employers who consider implementing vaccination programs should abide by this EEOC guidance.
However, all employers should know what requirements are under the EEOC guidance and what non-compliance with them Z would result in. Besides, proper communication of policies helps ensure proper compliance. Employees will have many questions. Thus, it necessary for the employers to have these answers to ensure the employees have confidence.
Here employers need to adapt to the changes to ensure employees and their stakeholders have confidence in their workplace. COVID-19 policies must consider all the landmines that can expose Employers like the ADA, HIPPA, Privacy issues, reasonable accommodations, and compliance with other regulatory entities.
The Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to partner with Iowa State University and several other chambers in South East Iowa to present a free business class on Monday, March 29th from 9am to 12pm. All Chamber businesses are welcome to register. There is a limit of 20 people for this class, so be sure to register soon before the class fills up.
Victor Oyervides from Iowa State University will be teaching this three hour course called "The Business Model Canvas", a strategic management tool created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. It is a simplified, visual, open source tool, which is user-friendly, hands-on, and a step-by-step guide for future direction. At its most basic level it is a canvas divided into nine individual rectangles representing the building blocks of all small business and nonprofits. The nine building blocks are:
On the Business Model Canvas, an entrepreneur will organize, analyze, adjust and implement premises on a feasible business concept. The nine building blocks will guide a person on the pathway to understanding how their business concept will create value for value in return. This tool is applied by entrepreneurs, small businesses, large corporations and nonprofits. Once you engage the tool, you may be enticed to continue utilizing it on all kinds of different business ideas or management projects.
Please see the attached flyer and click on the link below to register.
Registration to close: 03/24/21 11:59pm
Come Join the Frog and Toad Call Survey for its 30th Anniversary!
The Frog and Toad Call Survey has a long tradition, starting in 1991. That was the first year a troop of community scientists learned the frog and toad calls and trooped out into the night to visit wetlands across the state. Over the years, volunteers have collected data on over 2,200 wetlands and provided an incredible record of frog and toad activity.
Program coordinator Stephanie Shepherd explains, “It's rare to have such a broad set of data collected over so many years on ONE species, much less a whole group of vulnerable species.”
To get involved with the frog and toad call survey you will need an adventurous spirit and the interest to learn up to 16 frog and toad breeding calls. Interested volunteers can see whether there are any survey routes near them by browsing the maps of available routes on the DNR website. If you don't see an available route that will work, creating your own survey route is also an option. The time commitment for conducting the survey and submitting data is roughly 10 hours total between April and July each year and will require being out after dark for roughly 2 hours during each survey period.
Each workshop will be limited to 20 households and a $5.00 fee is required. Registration will close on March 22nd at 5 pm or whenever the 20 household per workshop limit has been reached. Direct questions to Stephanie Shepherd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested volunteers must register for one of the three training workshops. Workshops are limited to 20 households each. Registration will close when that number of registrants has been reached or on March 22nd, 2021, whichever comes first.
There is a $5 fee to cover workshop materials. For more information and to register, go to www.iowadnr.gov/vwmp or e-mail email@example.com
The Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce is inviting members of the community to attend our Zoom Learning Series on Wednesday, March 10th, 2021 at 10AM. Our guest speaker will be Ashley Moyer, Executive Director of Continuing Education at Indian Hills Community College. Ashley will speak about the Iowa South project, a concerted effort by Indian Hills, and area Economic Development Associations as well as Chambers of Commerce in a ten county region with a focus on attracting talent to this ten county region. This event is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, March 10th, 10AM
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