James W. Boyan III Quoted in Article Discussing Considerations for Healthcare Employers in Mandating COVID-19 Vaccine
James W. Boyan III, a partner in the Employment Law practice at Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, was quoted in an article in Healthcare Risk Management, “Healthcare Employers Can Mandate Vaccines, but Some Caution Necessary.” The article discusses the conditions surrounding successful vaccine mandates by healthcare employers and the necessary exceptions to such policies.
Some hospitals are mandating vaccines only for a portion of the workforce, such as those working most closely with patients, notes James W. Boyan III, JD, partner with Pashman Stein Walder Hayden in Hackensack, NJ. Many hospital leaders probably are waiting to see what their peers decide to do, and how mandatory vaccination policies work for them.
“If you go with mandatory vaccinations, the messaging is important. Give people as much time as possible to plan accordingly,” he says. “Now that the vaccine is more readily available, the problem might not be so much finding access to the vaccine, but it’s still a good idea to give them time to consider it and obtain the vaccine they prefer. If they ultimately decide they don’t want to get the vaccine, it might be helpful to give them time to find another job.”
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