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Erin McLaughlin, shareholder in the firm's Labor & Employment section, is featured in the Part B News article entitled, “If your employees won’t vaccinate, tread carefully before taking action.

“I am unaware of any [law] that requires health care employees to get vaccinated against COVID,” says Erin J. McLaughlin, shareholder in the labor and employment group at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC in Pittsburgh.

Should you require?

“Certainly employers may require them so long as they are consistent with business necessity -- and health care is one of those areas in which, objectively, an employer could argue that it is consistent with business necessity,” McLaughlin says. But “there are various considerations employers should consider in deciding whether to require the vaccine.”