There is no Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court or Pennsylvania Supreme Court case law on the question of the compensability of an “injury” sustained as a result of an employer administered vaccination program, regardless of whether the program is voluntary or mandatory. However, there are several cases on point before the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board. The cases indicate that where the vaccination program is mandatory, then finding that the injury was in the course and scope of employment is basically automatic. Where the vaccine was administered by the employer through a voluntary vaccination program, the question turns on whether or not the employee was furthering the interests of the employer by voluntarily agreeing to an employer administered vaccination.
Mandatory paid leave for COVID-related reasons provided by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) expires with the start of 2021.
Attorney Kara Eshenaur highlights the critical nature of a Healthcare Power of Attorney (“Healthcare POA”) as we continue to face the challenges brought on by COVID-19.
Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (PPAHCA) continues. Effective January 2013, there are several financial and revenue raising provisions that become effective that may affect you, personally and as an employer.
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