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Since issuing an announcement in late December, MCIT has worked with its reinsurer to clarify the scope of the communicable disease exclusion as it relates to the vaccination work performed by members. MCIT has determined that the scope of the exclusion is not as broad as first represented. LEARN MORE NOW »
The new workplace injury hotline is now available for all work-related injuries. Call the hotline anytime an employee is injured on the job to connect with a registered nurse. He or she will provide self-care instructions or medical referrals as appropriate. The call also serves to begin the workers’ compensation claim process. Members are encouraged to become familiar with the service and promote its use to all supervisors and employees. LEARN MORE NOW »
New materials assist members in building and supporting a positive safety culture. Work Wisely materials include a handbook and safety culture campaign items. VIEW AND DOWNLOAD MATERIALS NOW »
Get answers to common questions about how workers' compensation responds to various employee situations related to COVID-19. Also check out decision trees for COVID-19 and workers' compensation, FFCRA and OSHA reporting. GO TO FAQS NOW »
MCIT is a joint powers entity made up of Minnesota counties and associated public entities that pool resources to provide property, casualty and workers’ compensation coverage to members. MCIT also offers risk management and loss control services. LEARN MORE ABOUT MCIT »
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Legal Considerations for Mandatory COVID-19 Workplace Vaccination Policies

Employers may be considering whether to impose mandatory vaccination policies or require proof of vaccination before permitting employees to return to the workplace. Vaccination mandates are not new, especially in health care and public education. But before imposing mandatory workplace vaccination policies, employers should consider their legal ramifications.
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Emergency Paid Sick Leave Under American Rescue Plan Act

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 contains several provisions covering an employer’s ability to seek tax credits for providing its employees with COVID-19-related paid sick and family leave similar to the leave previously mandated by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Although paid sick and family leave arising from COVID-19 is not something an employer is still required to provide (barring any state or local law to the contrary), the ARPA implements several changes with respect to an employer’s ability to receive a tax credit for voluntarily providing covered leave after April 1, 2021.
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Help Staff Make Transition Back to Workplace

As the world moves into another phase of the pandemic, the term “reboarding” is emerging as organizations work to
bring people back to the office. Reboarding is the process of re-introducing staff to the work site after the disruption caused by COVID-19. The return to the work site looks different for every organization. When reopening the office, some workers may need time to get used to it after working from home for more than a year. In addition, employees have differing opinions and comfort levels with how to stay safe in terms of COVID-19.
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