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Karina Sargsian Discusses Mandates as Utah Employees Head Back to Offices

On March 26, 2021, Karina Sargsian, an employment law associate attorney in Holland & Hart’s Salt Lake City office, appeared on KUTV 2 News, to discuss the requirements employers may be allowed to require and how the lifting of Utah’s mask mandate on April 10 might impact employers, employees, and customers. “Employees can’t get rid of their masks just yet. The federal law under OSHA and CDC, still retains its mask mandate, as well as the social distancing requirements.” Sargsian said. She mentioned that she did not see any businesses requiring proof of vaccinations just yet, but “expects it in the future” and has seen employers starting to incentivize their staff to get their vaccinations, offering things like “a few hours, or a day, or perhaps two days of time off.” She adds, “[i]f an employer is not careful, and puts employees or customers, clients, at risk, they are more likely to be sued for negligence.”

Watch the full interview here: Utahns head back to the office: What your boss is allowed to require, and economic impacts.


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