The CDC's new mask guidelines just made things a lot more complicated for employers

“The news makes it so much more complex for companies to navigate their re-openings now,” said Brian Kropp, chief of research for the Gartner Human Resources Practice.Generally speaking, employers can mandate workers get vaccinated and require proof of inoculation before they return to the office. But federal protections allow for some exceptions. Workers with underlying medical conditions might be exempt under the Americans with Disabilities Act. And Title VII of the Civil Rights Act could allow employees with “sincerely held” religious beliefs against a vaccine to seek accommodations.The new guidelines don’t prevent employers from requiring workers wear masks in the office. And some states and cities still have more

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