Inoculating a casino workforce against COVID-19 could boost a damaged gaming market

January 19, 2021, CDC Gaming Reports, Mackenzie Warren noted that employers can generally require employees to be vaccinated as long as it relates to a valid business justification or necessity.

Warren said the employer must also explore “reasonable accommodations” based upon disability and religion.

“For Nevada resort and casinos, this business necessity test is likely easily met as these workers interact with the general public and are vital to the casino’s operation,” Warren said. “Gov. Sisolak’s recent upgrade of casino and resort employees to be eligible for the vaccine sooner via Nevada’s ‘frontline/essential workforce lane’ seems to bolster the importance and necessity in getting these workers vaccinated.”

 

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