The national Covid-19 vaccination program hit a major milestone in May of this year. Over 50% of American adults are now vaccinated against the deadly disease, so employers can now start planning in earnest for the great return to the office. But not everyone is excited about post-vaccine life. Around 49% of adults report say that they’re still nervous about physical interactions with others in environments such as the office. Even those who are fully vaccinated have concerns about their safety.
Remote working has been a massive success in the past year. But now that the vaccine is rolling out, employers are looking at ways to ditch Zoom calls and return to the office. There’s just one problem: not everyone wants to go back. And it’s causing tension at some companies.
In a normal year, your employees’ holiday schedule wouldn’t be a big concern. You might politely ask where they’re going, but it’s not business-critical for you to discuss their travel plans.
Employee turnover is a natural part of any business. Contracts come to an end, employees move on, and you hire new people to replace them.
The McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act is governed by the U.S. Department of Labor and applies to contractors and subcontractors performing work on certain contracts with the Government. In my experience, I have worked with clients who have experienced difficulties understanding Service Contract Act employee exemptions.