COVID-19 Vaccinations: The Legal and Practical Considerations for New Jersey’s Public Sector Employers
Partner John L. Shahdanian II, the current Trustee and Secretary of the New Jersey State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section, along with Associate Valentina Scirica examine why employers in the public sector should consider the legality, effect and implications of a potential COVID-19 vaccine requirement. On Dec. 15, 2020, New Jersey began administering the COVID-19 vaccine. Public health experts predict that employers will play an important role in vaccinating enough people to reach herd immunity. As a result, many employers are now considering mandatory vaccination requirements for their employees.