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01:58 min | 2 months ago

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"Entrepreneurs is sure the big companies can take one or two people getting sick or 10 or 12 people getting sick. But if I'm a 25% employer and three of my employees get sick and God forbid I get the rest of them sick. I'm out of business. Or if I'm a small restaurant, and one of my employees transmits this to a customer and the word gets out. I'm destroyed and we know that I can no longer buy insurance to prevent The insurance companies have essentially said no, This is not business disruptions. I'm so small and medium sized companies. I fully predict we're gonna over index and requiring a mandate. I just did an interview the other day with a small company owner, and she said it point blank the second. It's available. Any employee who does not take it will not work here. Full stop. Would you also be confident, predicting that in 2021, we're going to see a lot of litigation around this question, perhaps, including at the Supreme Court. Well, I think it's going to go. Yeah, I think so. But you're gonna find mean the Supreme Court and all of the court's Yes, there are purists, but they also have to know that at the end of the day, their decisions there precedent will have significant impact on how employers and the broader community response. I think we're going to see a court this far more sympathetic. Given that we have 300,000 plus lives lost already. And although vaccines are on the way, you know, widespread availability is not likely to be a reality until second quarter of the year. This court's gonna give employers I fundamentally predict a lot of room here. Johnny Taylor Jr is president of the Society for Human Resource Management. Thanks for talking with us about this be well. This is NPR news. 6 29. This is Casey are.

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"johnny taylor jr" Discussed on KQED Radio

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02:10 min | 2 months ago

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"Is based upon what we're hearing from small and medium sized companies. They are the bread and butter of America. That's what keeps our economy going. And what we're hearing from smaller company entrepreneurs is sure the big companies can take one or two people getting sick or 10 or 12 people getting sick, But if I'm a 25% employer and three of my employees get sick and God forbid, get the rest of them sick. I'm out of business or if I'm a small red Toronto and one of my employees transmits this to a customer and the word gets out. I'm destroyed and we know that I could no longer buy insurance to prevent the insurance companies have essentially said no. This is not business disruptions. So small and medium sized companies. I fully predict we're gonna over index and requiring a mandate. I just did an interview the other day with a small company owner, and she said it point blank the second. It's available. Any employee who does not take it will not work here. Full stop. Would you also be confident, predicting that in 2021, we're going to see a lot of litigation around this question, perhaps, including at the Supreme Court. Well, I think it's going to go. Yeah, I think so. But you're gonna find mean the Supreme Court and all of the court's Yes, there are purists, but they also have to know that at the end of the day their decisions there precedent will have significant impact on how employers And the broader community responds. I think we're going to see a court this far more sympathetic given that we have 300,000 plus lives lost already. And although vaccines are on the way, you know widespread availability is not likely to be a reality until second quarter of the year. This court's gonna give employers I fundamentally predict a lot of room here. Johnny Taylor Jr is president of the Society for Human Resource Management. Thanks for talking with us about this be well. This is NPR news, and we have political breakdown coming up next at 6 30. We're also going to take it a conquered right now to find out what's happening outside and traffic.

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06:29 min | 2 months ago

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"The Goetzman group. All things considered from NPR news. I'm Ari Shapiro. Now that a Corona virus vaccine has arrived, we can imagine the day we are back in a warren of office cubicles or assembly lines, elbow to elbow with co workers. And if your beloved colleague a couple feet away starts violently coughing. How confident can you be that they got vaccinated to put it another way? Can employers make vaccination mandatory? Well, the U. S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued guidance on that. And here to discuss it with us is Johnny Taylor Jr. He's president and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management. Thanks for joining us so great to be here. Thank you. Just start with a rough outline of the E O. C. Guidance. It says employers can make sick workers stay home can require a doctor's note before coming back can mandate testing and it says employers can require workers to get vaccinated with some limits. Tell us about what those limits are, so they're primarily around the workplace laws, so one of them is this piece of legislation called Title seven. Which many of us know the EOE see the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission enforces and educates people about Title seven, and it's your workplace right to generally speaking, there's another piece of legislation called the Americans with Disabilities Act. However, that also allows for certain accommodations to be made for people who have disabilities, and so a vaccine could carry with it some risk. People who have disabilities to become sick her as a result, and therefore the question is whether or not a reasonable accommodation is available. The accommodation being not requiring that they take the vaccine is one such options so primarily their two things that issue under the E E. O. C entitled Seven Their religious exemptions for people who have a religious objection, legitimately held sincerely held religious belief. That would prevent him from taking a vaccine. And the people who have disabilities are primarily the two laws that are exceptions to an employer's ability to mandate vaccination and does the kind of work make a difference at all. Like wood requirements differ If somebody is saying health care worker versus a grocery store employee versus an office worker, Well, right, that's and that's really critical point right is, employers have to provide a reasonable accommodation under the A D A. Now, if your health care worker it is likely not Dean. Reasonable for an employer to be in a hospital. Let's say to allow you to work when you could put other They're already sick people at risk. So the law says, even though you we should make an accommodation for you, it's deemed unreasonable. And we're creating an undue hardship potentially on the employer. So this is gonna be an interesting area under the law as we figure out what is deemed a reasonable accommodation. One phrase in the E O. C. Guidance that seems particularly fraud is the exemption for quote, sincere. Really held religious belief. I mean, just to take one example. The Cuban on conspiracy may not be an established religion, but it has certain similarities to religion, and many evangelical pastors have told us that they see these beliefs, which include anti vaccine positions spreading in their congregations. So who will ultimately decide what is a sincerely held religious belief versus a conspiracy theory or a personal preference? Well, yes, So there's the saying I learned in college one when man's religion is another person's mythology, right, And that's real. So that creates the challenge for human resource is professionals in particular and work environments to determine whether or not the person sincerely holds this religious Belief. Now it's tough because one day one can not have that religious belief and the next day they can be fined. Whatever their God is of their spiritual supreme being is And who's to say that someone doesn't feel differently about their life from Tuesday to Wednesday, and to your point whether or not something is a created religion. Well, who's it for me? Or you are particular for an employer to decide whether or not your religious belief is sincere or than A legitimate and I'm using that terms and quote religion That is where this will become very, very complicated. There are also Americans who say they don't plan to receive the vaccine because of this country's racist history in government led medical programs. Now that's not an E E. O. C exemption. But if an employer runs up against that sort of attitude What do you expect them to do? Make accommodations for worker or fire them or engage that person on the merits of getting vaccinated? Right? So I think the issue there is pretty clear and it goes back to. I think the default is employers are going to say. OSHA says. I have to protect this workplace. I understand the country's history. Racist history. Sex is history. I mean, there you can go down the list. But at the end of the day, I can't bring you into the workplace. If you pose a legitimate hazard to other employees, So you can't so focus on the individual that you put the larger group at risk. So what are you hearing from employers, So it's fascinating. It's all the rage right right now, and it runs the gamut. Two observations. One is for employers who who have employees who are primarily working at home. I think they can dodge the bullet in a little bit right. The more complicated and what we're hearing is what about people who come into the office for two days a week? Well, You know, it's not like Kobe. If you only come in the office to Susan Thursdays that cove it limits it's exposed. You know, it doesn't It might arguably reduce it, but you could become sick or transmit Cove it on the one day of muff that you come to the office. So I think what we're hearing especially now CEO sees the recent guidance is that more and more employers are seriously considering a mandate, and this is unheard of, with the exception of certain sectors like health care. But this idea that there's gonna be a host sale. Mandatory vaccination requirement. It's taking on a little bit of a life of its own, and I think, while I'm not sure that I'm prepared to say that will be 78 80% of employers is going to be significantly higher and in a much broader set of companies than we've seen an industries and we've seen in the past, I do have one big prediction that is based upon what we're hearing from small and medium sized companies. They are the bread and butter of America. That's what keeps our economy going. And what we're hearing from smaller company.

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"johnny taylor jr" Discussed on KQED Radio

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06:26 min | 2 months ago

"johnny taylor jr" Discussed on KQED Radio

"I'm Ari Shapiro. Now that a Corona virus vaccine has arrived, we can imagine the day we are back in a warren of office cubicles or assembly lines, elbow to elbow with co workers. And if your beloved colleague a couple feet away starts violently coughing. How confident can you be that they got vaccinated to put it another way? Can employers make vaccination mandatory? Well, the U. S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued guidance on that. And here to discuss it with us is Johnny Taylor Jr. He's president and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management. Thanks for joining us so great to be here. Thank you. Just start with a rough outline of the E O. C. Guidance. It says employers can make sick workers stay home can require a doctor's note before coming back can mandate testing and it says employers can require workers to get vaccinated with some limits. Tell us about what those limits are, so they're primarily around the workplace laws, so one of them is this piece of legislation called Title seven. Which many of us know the EOE see the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and forces and educates people about Title seven, and it's your workplace right to generally speaking, there's another piece of legislation called the Americans with Disabilities Act. However, that also allows for certain accommodations to be made for people who have disabilities, and so a vaccine could carry with it some risk of people who have disabilities to become sick her as a result. And therefore the question is whether or not a reasonable accommodation is available. The accommodation being not requiring that they take the vaccine is one such option so primarily their two things that issue under the E E. O. C entitled Seven Their religious exemptions for people who have a religious objection, legitimately held sincerely held religious belief. That would prevent him from taking a vaccine. And the people who have disabilities are primarily the two laws that are exceptions to an employer's ability to mandate vaccination and does the kind of work make a difference at all. Like wood requirements differ If somebody is, say a health care worker versus a grocery store employee versus an office worker well, right, that's and that's really critical point, right? Is, employers have to provide a reasonable accommodation under the A D. A. Now, if your health care worker it is likely not deemed reasonable for an employer to being a hospital. Let's say to allow you to work when you could put other They're already sick people at risk. So the law says, even though you we should make an accommodation for you, it's deemed unreasonable and would create an undue hardship potentially on the employer. So this is gonna be an interesting area under the law as we figure out what is Deemed a reasonable accommodation. One phrase in the E O. C. Guidance that seems particularly fraud is the exemption for quote sincerely held religious belief. Just to take one example. The Cuban on conspiracy may not be an established religion, but it has certain similarities to religion, and many evangelical pastors have told us that they see these beliefs, which include anti vaccine positions spreading in their congregations. So who will ultimately decide what is a sincerely held religious belief versus a conspiracy theory or a personal preference? Well, yes, So there's the saying I learned in college one when man's religion is another person's mythology, right, And that's real. So that creates the challenge for human resource is professionals in particular and work environments to determine whether or not the person sincerely holds this religious Belief. Now it's tough because one day one can not have that religious belief and the next day they can be fined whatever their God is, or there, spiritually supreme being is And who's to say that someone doesn't feel differently about their life from Tuesday, Wednesday, and to your point whether or not something is a created religion. Well, who's it for me? Or you are particular for an employer to decide whether or not your religious belief is sincere or that it A legitimate and I'm using that terms and quote religion That is where this will become very, very complicated. There are also Americans who say they don't plan to receive the vaccine because of this country's racist history in government led medical programs. Now that's not an E E. O. C exemption. But if an employer runs up against that sort of attitude What do you expect them to do? Make accommodations for worker or fire them or engage that person on the merits of getting vaccinated? Right? So I think the issue there is pretty clear and it goes back to. I think the default is employers are going to say. OSHA says. I have to protect this workplace. I understand the country's history. Racist history. Sex is history. I mean, there you can go down the list. But at the end of the day, I can't bring you into the workplace. If you pose a legitimate hazard to other employees, So you can't so focus on the individual that you put the larger group at risk. So what are you hearing from employers, So it's fascinating. It's all the rage. Right right now on DIT runs the gamut I'm going to observations. One is for employers who who have employees who are primarily working at home. I think they can dodge the bullet in a little bit right. The more complicated and what we're hearing is. What about people who come into the office for two days a week? Well, you know, it's not like Kobe. If you only come in the office to Susan Thursdays that covert limits it's exposed. You know, it doesn't It might arguably reduce it. But you could become sick or transmit Cove in on the one day of muff that you come to the office. So I think what we're hearing especially now CEO sees the recent guidance is that more and more employers are seriously considering a mandate, and this is unheard of. With the exception of certain sectors like health care, But this idea that there's gonna be a host sale mandatory vaccination requirement. It's taking on a little bit of the life of its own. And I think what? I'm not sure that I'm prepared to say that will be 78 80% of employers. It's going to be significantly higher and in a much broader Scent of companies than we've seen and industries that we've seen in the past. I do have one big prediction that is based upon what we're hearing from small and medium sized companies. They are the bread and butter of America. That's what keeps our economy going. And what we're hearing from smaller company.

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"johnny taylor jr" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

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02:26 min | 2 months ago

"johnny taylor jr" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Entrepreneurs is sure the big companies can take one or two people getting sick or 10 or 12 people getting sick. But if I'm a 25% employer and three of my employees get sick and God forbid, I get the rest of them sick. I'm out of business. Or if I'm a small restaurant, and one of my employees transmits this to a customer and the word gets out. I'm destroyed and we know that I could no longer buy insurance to prevent the insurance companies of essentially said no, This is not business disruptions. So small and medium sized companies. I fully predict we're gonna over index and requiring a mandate. I just did an interview the other day with a small company owner, and she said it point blank the second. It's available. Any employee who does not take it will not work here. Full stop. Would you also be confident, predicting that in 2021, we're going to see a lot of litigation around this question, perhaps, including at the Supreme Court, but well, I think it's going to go. Yeah, I think so. But you're gonna find mean the Supreme Court and all of the court's Yes, there are purist, but they also have to know that at the end of the day, their decisions there precedent will have significant impact on how employers and the broader community responds. I think we're going to see a court this far more sympathetic. Given that we have 300,000 plus lives lost already. And although vaccines are on the way, you know, widespread availability is not likely to be a reality until second quarter of the year. This court's gonna give employers I fundamentally predict a lot of room here. Johnny Taylor Jr is president of the Society for Human Resource Management. Thanks for talking with us about this be well. It's w N Y. C. You're listening to all things considered just ahead after news headlines it took 4.5 years, but the United Kingdom is finally about to complete its divorce from the European Union. We've taken back control of every job on Tittle off regulation in a way that is complete and unfettered, will get into the details of that. Just after news headlines on W When my C Tonight Rain heavy at times, love about 55 degrees when Gus up to 60 miles an hour. It's 5 30. Let's w N Y.

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"johnny taylor jr" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

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06:25 min | 2 months ago

"johnny taylor jr" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Now that a Corona virus vaccine has arrived, we can imagine the day we are back in a warren of office cubicles or assembly lines, elbow to elbow with co workers. And if your beloved colleague a couple feet away starts violently coughing. How confident can you be that they got vaccinated to put it another way? Can employers make vaccination mandatory? Well, the U. S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued guidance on that. And here to discuss it with us is Johnny Taylor Jr. He's president and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management. Thanks for joining us so great to be here. Thank you. To start with a rough outline of the E O. C. Guidance. It says employers can make sick workers stay home can require a doctor's note before coming back can mandate testing. Hand, it says employers can require workers to get vaccinated with some limits. Tell us about what those limits are, so they're primarily around the workplace laws. So one of them is this piece of legislation called Title seven, which many of us know the EOE see the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in forces and educates people about Title seven, and it's your workplace right to generally speaking. There's another piece of legislation called the Americans with Disabilities Act. However, that also allows for certain accommodations to be made for people who have disabilities. And so the vaccine could carry with it. Some risk of people who have disabilities to become sick her as a result, and therefore the question is whether or not a reasonable accommodation is available. The accommodation being not Requiring that they take the vaccine is one such options so primarily their two things that issue under the E E. O. C entitled Seven. Their religious exemptions for people who have a religious objection, legitimately held sincerely held religious belief that would prevent him from taking a vaccine and people who have disabilities are primarily the two laws that are exceptions to an employer's ability to mandate. Vaccination and does the kind of work make a difference at all. Like wood requirements differ If somebody is, say a health care worker versus a grocery store employee versus an office worker well, right, that's and that's really a critical point. Right is employers to have to provide a reasonable accommodation under the A D. A. Now, if your health care worker it is likely not deemed reasonable for an employer to being hospital. Let's say to allow you to work when you could put other They're already sick people at risk. So the Losses, even though you we should make an accommodation for you. It's deemed unreasonable, and we're creating an undue hardship potentially on the employer. So this is gonna be an interesting area under the law as we figure out what is deemed a reasonable accommodation. One phrase in the E O. C. Guidance that seems particularly fraud is the exemption for quote sincerely held religious belief. I mean, just to take one example. The Cuban on conspiracy may not be an established religion, but it has certain similarities to religion, and many evangelical pastors have told us that they see these beliefs, which include anti vaccine positions spreading in their congregations. So who will ultimately decide what is? Sincerely held religious belief versus a conspiracy theory or a personal preference. Well, yes, So there's the saying I learned in college one when man's religion is another person's mythology, right, And that's real. So that creates the challenge for human resource is professionals in particular and work environments to determine whether or not the person sincerely holds this religious Belief. Now it's tough because one day one can not have that religious belief and the next day they can be fined. Whatever their God is that they're spiritually supreme being is And who's to say that someone doesn't feel differently about their life from Tuesday, Wednesday, and to your point whether or not something is a created religion. Well, who's it for me? Or you are particular for an employer to decide whether or not your religious belief is sincere or that it A legitimate and I'm using that terms and quote religion That is where this will become very, very complicated. There are also Americans who say they don't plan to receive the vaccine because of this country's racist history in government led medical programs. Now that's not an E E. O. C exemption. But if an employer runs up against that sort of attitude, what do you expect them to do? Make accommodations for worker or fire them or engage that person on the merits of getting vaccinated? Right. So I think the issue there is pretty clear and it goes back to. I think the default is employers are going to say. OSHA says. I have to protect this workplace. I understand the country's history. Racist history. Sex is history. I mean, there you can go down the list. But at the end of the day, I can't bring you into the workplace. If you pose a legitimate hazard to other employees, So you can't so focus on the individual that you put the larger group at risk. So what are you hearing from employers? So it's fascinating. It's all the rage right right now. And it runs the gamut. I'm gonna to observations. One is for employers who who have employees who are primarily working at home. I think they can dodge the bullet on a little bit right. The more complicated and what we're hearing is what about people who come into the office for two days a week? Well, You know, it's not like Kobe. If you only come in the office to season Thursdays that cove its limits, it's exposed. You know, it doesn't It might arguably reduce it, but you could become sick or transmit Cove it on the one day of muff that you come to the office. So I think what we're hearing especially now CEO sees the recent guidance is that more and more employers are seriously considering a mandate, and this is unheard of. With the exception of certain sectors like health care, But this idea that there's gonna be a host sale mandatory vaccination requirement. It's taking on a little bit of a life of its own. And I think, while I'm not sure that I'm prepared to say that will be 78 80% of employers is going to be significantly higher and in a much broader Set of companies that we've seen and industries that we've seen in the past. I do have one big prediction that is based upon what we're hearing from small and medium sized companies. They are the bread and butter of America. That's what keeps our economy going. And what we're hearing from smaller company.

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"johnny taylor jr" Discussed on KQED Radio

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05:54 min | 3 months ago

"johnny taylor jr" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Have to be healthy and safe before you could move forward, she says, you know, for vaccinated. I think I can move out in the world and be responsible for these 28 or 30 people. Plus all the people coming in Now, if you're wondering, Can she actually do this? Can she require her workers to get vaccinated? The answer appears to be yes. But her workers also have the right to request exemptions. Under federal laws. Someone could say I have a medical or religious reason I can't be vaccinated and companies must try to provide accommodations. It's incredibly hard to manage a mandate. Johnnie Taylor Jr is president of the Society for Human Resource Management, He says Each request must be evaluated on its own merits. Now imagine if there were hundreds of them. A recent poll found four in 10. Americans don't want the vaccine, though that polling was done before anyone knew how well the vaccines would work. So this is a true headache for HR professionals. That's why you're likely to see many companies strongly encourage the vaccine, but stopped short of mandating it. Take, for example, the pork producers Smithfield, the company told NPR. They're not anticipating a firm mandate, but they want to offer the vaccine on site. Even with all the headaches, Taylor things many employers will go for the mandate. After all, they have an obligation to get rid of any known hazards in the workplace. Like Covad. It's real and it's devastating. So I think the dynamic changes. Employers are actually going to position this as I need to do this full stop. Now. There are some workplaces that already mandate the flu vaccine most commonly hospitals. Dr James McDevitt is Dina clinical affairs at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He says the annual flu shot is required for some 14,000 people, Doctors, Nurses, med student, even the clerks. They're sitting in a computer that don't see live patients. It's the right thing to do for society, he says. If you claim an exemption, you have to wear a mask. Now with the covert vaccine. Baylor is not going to make it mandatory until they can actually get enough supply to cover everyone and until it's been deemed safe, not just by the FDA, McDivitt says, but by his own colleagues. Johnny Taylor Jr says. Whatever companies decide there are likely to be challenges. And so Congress and state legislators are going to have to think about how to offer some protection on both sides. Legal protection for companies that mandate the vaccine in case someone has a bad reaction. Even though you will have to sign a waiver before you get the shot. They've also gotta protect the employers who decide not to make it. Mandate and then who are sued by employees who contracted. Taylor has been meeting with federal employment officials telling them employers want to do the right thing, but they're in a tough spot, and they're going to need help getting through this. Andrea Hsu NPR news In a surprise announcement today, the Trump Administration has denied a permit for the Pebble Mine in Alaska. The proposed open pit gold mine would have been one of the largest in North America. Alaska Public Media's Liz Ruskin reports at many points during the Trump presidency, It has appeared that the permit was certain to be granted. But the Army Corps of Engineers determined the mind plan would not comply with the Clean Water Act and that the project is not in the public interest. Fishermen and tribes in Bristol Bay have been fighting the mind for more than a decade, fearing it would degrade the rich salmon runs that are at the heart of the area's economy and indigenous culture. Sport fishermen come from all over the world to stay at lodges in the area for a chance at landing a record Cojo or rainbow trout. Nancy Morris Lion at Bear Trail Lodging King Salmon got the news by text. It is an incredible relief. I felt like sitting down and just crying. Ryan says the prospect of the mind has held the whole region hostage for years. Lodge owners like her didn't know if they could invest in their businesses. The president's oldest son and avid hunter and fisherman is credited with galvanizing the Trump administration against the project, Lion, says Donald Trump Jr and his brother, Eric stayed with her about eight years ago. I always said that I had faith that after they had visited here, and they spent time here The state understood that this place didn't need something like that. Moring it starring at losing it forever. Pebble Limited partnership says it's not giving up and is focusing on a possible appeal of the Army Course decision. The company says the project would provide hundreds of good jobs. But they were more questions about the lasting impact of the mind. When secret recordings emerged this fall, Pebble executives were caught saying that they ultimately planned a much larger mind than they had requested A permit for For now, the Army course decision appears to be a death blow for the pebble mine. The incoming Biden administration is likely to oppose the project, as the Obama administration did. For NPR News. I'm Liz Ruskin in Washington. Many international students know what it is like to spend long periods of time away from their families. And so this year as people stay away from home The holiday's lessons on how to manage from those who've done it before. That story tomorrow on all things considered, you're listening to all things considered from NPR news, and you're listening on KQED Public radio. We have bear your traffic.

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08:39 min | 3 months ago

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"With us. It's all things considered from NPR news. I'm Mary Louise Kelly in Washington and I'm Elsa Chang in Los Angeles. President Trump has issued a pardon to his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Flynn had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI and then recanted. This ends a years long saga, which NPR's Ryan Lucas has been long following and he joins us now. Hey, Ryan, either Right. So the president's partner for Flynn just happened this afternoon. What do we know at this point? Well, the president announced this on Twitter as he is want to do. Hey says in the tweet that it is a great honor to announce that he has granted a full pardon. To Flynn. He sends his congratulations to Flint and his family and says, quote. I know you will now have a truly fantastic Thanksgiving. I will say this pardon is not a surprise. This is something that was widely expected in Flynn's lawyer actually had even acknowledged in court this fall that she had, actually, indeed. Spoken with the president about a possible pardon. Okay, Can you just give us a mini refresher course For a moment? It feels like this Flynn case has been going on and on forever remind us what Flynn was originally prosecuted for. This has been a bit of illegal Soviet. No doubt Flynn Flynn was the only member of the Trump administration actually, who was charged as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. He pleaded guilty in 2017 tow line to the FBI about his contacts with the Russian ambassador at the time, Sergei Kislyak. Those were conversations that took place during the transition period. So after Trump had been elected, but before he took office, Flynn pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with investigators with investigators and he did so extensively. Right. Okay. So he cooperated with Mueller's team but has now been pardoned. But Ah, federal judge in D. C is still weighing his case. Right? Did I get that right? That's right. This has been a long and when he wrote to get to this point, Flynn was actually in court almost two years ago, now 47 scene but that was abruptly put off to allow Flynn to complete his cooperation. On on a couple of other cases. Ah, few months. After that, Flynn changed. His lawyers dumped his previous legal team brought on a new legal team, and he completely changed his tune. After that, he proclaimed his innocents on said that he was set up by the FBI that he was in trapped. He even went so far as to try to withdraw his guilty plea. Before all of that could play out. Attorney General William Barr moved to drop the department's case against Flynn Bar said that Flynn never should have been prosecuted in the first place. The presiding judge, as you mentioned before, refused to drop this case immediately. He said that he wanted to take a closer look at the department stated reasons for this. Ultimately, as of today, the judge still has not granted that motion to dismiss. He is still weighing what to do. In that case now, naturally, it's a it's a moot point. The president has acted. He's taken political responsibility for this. And Clayton Flynn, of course, now has his pardon in hand, right? Well, overall, How would you say this case has been handled by the Department of Justice? This has been a difficult case for the Justice Department. It has been caught up from the beginning. Essentially in in bitter political battle that we've seen take place in Washington. Flynn, the president and his allies portray Flynn here as a victim of the Justice Department of the FBI of what the president would call a witch hunt a hoax. Meanwhile, the attorney general's decision, which was highly unusual to intervene in this case, and to try to drop it after Flynn had pleaded guilty caused an uproar in critics said This looks a lot like a political favor to a friend of the president. Well, this is of course, the first part in that we have seen from President Trump's since the election. Should we be anticipating many more? This is the first of what we expect to be a number of pardons. Yes, there are a number of people who the president is friends with who could expect to pardon some top names were looking at former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort. The president's former political adviser, Steve Bannon, who is facing federal charges in New York. There is also of course, the possibility that the president could pardon his family preemptively and the possibility for the president to try to pardon himself before he leaves office. That is NPR. Justice correspondent Ryan Lucas. Thank you, Ryan. Thank you. Encourage or require. That is a dilemma Many employers are facing as a covert 19 vaccine comes closer to reality. Ah, quarter million people in the U. S have died from Cove it once there's a shot can that can prevent illness Should it be mandatory in the workplace? NPR's Andrea Hsu has more Only a couple of months into the pandemic. Holly Smith had made up her mind. Her restaurant Cafe Juanita in Kirkland. Washington, would not reopen the diners until there was a covert 19 vaccine. She's already told her staff you are going to get vaccinated. Some of my young millennials are like, so I'm taking this is a directive like as a mandate. Is that how you mean it? And it's that's a scary thing. You know, like Yeah. Yes, yes, Smith had 28 employees before the pandemic. She's had to lay off all but five. Her fine dining spot has become a take out on Lee business. Even with a much smaller staff, Smith is serious about safety. She requires her workers to get tested. If they go on vacation with people outside their bubble, or if they're showing any sign of illness, I believe in civil liberties and all those different things. But you know, we have people who live with their parents. We have people who lived with her husband, who has died. It is the staff have to be healthy and safe before you could move forward, she says. You know, for vaccinated. I think I can move out in the world and be responsible for these 28 or 30 people. Plus all the people coming in Now, if you're wondering, Can she actually do this? Can she require her workers to get vaccinated? The answer appears to be yes. But her workers also have the right to request exemptions. Under federal law. Someone could say I have a medical or religious reason I can't be vaccinated and companies must try to provide accommodations. It's incredibly hard to manage a mandate. Johnnie Taylor Jr is president of the Society for Human Resource Management. He says Each requests must be evaluated on its own merits. Now imagine if there were hundreds of them. A recent poll found four in 10. Americans don't want the vaccine, though that polling was done before anyone knew how well the vaccines would work. So this is a true headache for HR professionals. That's why you're likely to see many companies strongly encourage the vaccine, but stopped short of mandating it. Take, for example, the pork producers Smithfield, the company told NPR. They're not anticipating a firm mandate, but they want to offer the vaccine on site. Even with all the headaches, Taylor things many employers will go for the mandate. After all, they have an obligation to get rid of any known hazards in the workplace like Covad. It's real and it's devastating. So I think the dynamic changes. Employers are actually going to position this as I need to do this full stop. Now. There are some workplaces that already mandate the flu vaccine, most commonly hospitals. Dr. James McDevitt is dean of clinical affairs at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He says the annual flu shot is required for some 14,000 people, doctors, nurses, med students, even the clerks. They're sitting in a computer that don't see live patients. It's the right thing to do for society, he says. If you claim an exemption, you have to wear a mask. Now with the covert vaccine. Baylor is not going to make it mandatory until they can actually get enough supply to cover everyone and until it's been deemed safe, not just by the FDA, McDivitt says, but by his own colleagues. Johnny Taylor Jr says. Whatever companies decide there are likely to be challenges. And so Congress and state legislators are going to have to think about how to offer some protection on both sides. Legal protection for companies that mandate the vaccine in case someone has a bad reaction. Even though you will have to sign a waiver before you get the shot. They've also gotta protect the employers who decide not to make it. Mandate and then who are sued by employees who contracted Taylor has been meeting with federal employment officials telling them employers want to do the right thing, but they're in a tough spot, and they're going to need help getting through this. Andrea Hsu NPR news In a surprise announcement today, the Trump Administration has denied a permit for the Pebble Mine in Alaska. The proposed open pit gold mine would have been one of the largest in North America..

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"People who lived with her husband, who has diabetes. The staff have to be healthy and safe before you could move forward, she says, you know for vaccinated I think I can move out in the world and be responsible for these 28 or 30 people. Plus all the people coming in Now, if you're wondering, Can she actually do this? Can she require her workers to get vaccinated? The answer appears to be yes. But her workers also have the right to request exemptions. Under federal law. Someone could say I have a medical or religious reason I can't be vaccinated and companies must try to provide accommodations. It's incredibly hard to manage a mandate. Johnnie Taylor Jr is president of the Society for Human Resource Management. He says Each requests must be evaluated on its own merits. Now imagine if there were hundreds of them. A recent poll found four in 10. Americans don't want the vaccine, though that polling was done before anyone knew how well the vaccines would work. So this is a true headache for HR professionals. That's why you're likely to see many companies strongly encourage the vaccine, but stopped short of mandating it. Take, for example, the pork producers Smithfield, the company told NPR. They're not anticipating a firm mandate, but they want to offer the vaccine on site. Even with all the headaches, Taylor things many employers will go for the mandate. After all, they have an obligation to get rid of any known hazards in the workplace like Covad. It's real and it's devastating. So I think the dynamic changes. Employers are actually going to position this as I need to do this full stop. Now. There are some workplaces that already mandate the flu vaccine, most commonly hospitals. Dr. James McDevitt is dean of clinical affairs at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He says the annual flu shot is required for some 14,000 people, doctors, nurses, med students, even the clerks. They're sitting in a computer that don't see live patients. It's the right thing to do for society, he says. If you claim an exemption, you have to wear a mask. Now with the covert vaccine. Baylor is not going to make it mandatory until they can actually get enough supply to cover everyone and until it's been deemed safe, not just by the FDA, McDivitt says, but by his own colleagues. Johnny Taylor Jr says. Whatever companies decide there are likely to be challenges. And so Congress and state legislators are going to have to think about how to offer some protection on both sides. Legal protection for companies that mandate the vaccine in case someone has a bad reaction. Even though you will have to sign a waiver before you get the shot. They've also gotta protect the employers who decide not to make it. Mandate and then who are sued by employees who contracted Taylor has been meeting with federal employment officials telling them employers want to do the right thing, but they're in a tough spot, and they're going to need help getting through this. Andrea Hsu NPR news In a surprise announcement today, the Trump Administration has denied a permit for the Pebble Mine in Alaska. The proposed open pit gold mine would have been one of the largest in North America. Alaska Public Media's Liz Ruskin reports at many points during the Trump presidency, It has appeared that the permit was certain to be granted. But the Army Corps of Engineers determined the mind plan would not comply with the Clean Water Act and that the project is not in the public interest. Fishermen and tribes in Bristol Bay have been fighting the mind for more than a decade, fearing it would degrade the rich salmon runs that are at the heart of the area's economy and indigenous culture. Sport fishermen come from all over the world to stay at lodges in the area for a chance at landing a record Cojo or rainbow trout. Nancy Morris Lion at Bear Trail Lodging King Salmon Got the news by text. It is an incredible relief. I felt like sitting down and just crying. What lion says the prospect of the mine has held the whole region hostage for years. Lodge owners like her didn't know if they could invest in their businesses. The president's oldest son and avid hunter and fisherman is credited with galvanizing the Trump administration against the project, Lion, says Donald Trump Jr and his brother, Eric stayed with her about eight years ago. I always said that I had faith, but after they had visited here, and they spent time here This day, understood that this place didn't need something like that. Moring it starring at rooting it forever. Pebble Limited partnership says it's not giving up and is focusing on a possible appeal of the Army cores decision. The company says the project would provide hundreds of good jobs. But they were more questions about the lasting impact of the mine. When secret recordings emerged this fall, Pebble executives were caught saying that they ultimately planned a much larger mind than they had requested A permit for For now, the Army course decision appears to be a death blow for the pebble mine. The incoming Biden administration is likely to oppose the project, as the Obama administration did. For NPR News. I'm Liz Ruskin in Washington. Many international students know what it is like to spend long periods of time away from their families. And so this year as people stay away from home for the holidays, that lessons on how to manage from those who've done it before that story tomorrow on all things considered, you're listening to all things considered from NPR news. Hey, I'm Anthony Valadez. I'm here to tell you you've got this. There's gonna be light at the end of the tunnel, No doubt. 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04:01 min | 3 months ago

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"Or require. That is a dilemma Many employers are facing as a covert 19 vaccine comes closer to reality. Ah, quarter million people in the U. S have died from Cove it once there's a shot can that can prevent illness Should it be mandatory in the workplace? NPR's Andrea Hsu has more Only a couple of months into the pandemic. Holly Smith had made up her mind. Her restaurant Cafe Juanita in Kirkland, Washington, would not reopen the diners until there was a covert 19 vaccine. She's She's already already told told her her staff staff you you are are going going to to get get vaccinated. vaccinated. Some Some of of my my young young millennials millennials are are like like Saran Saran taking. taking. This This is is a a directive directive like like as as a a mandate. mandate. Is Is that that how how you you mean mean it? it? And And that's that's that's that's a scary thing. You know, like Yeah. Yes, yes, Smith had 28 employees before the pandemic. She's had to lay off all but five. Her fine dining spot has become a take out on Lee business. Even with a much smaller staff, Smith is serious about safety. She requires her workers to get tested. If they go on vacation with people outside their bubble, or if they're showing any sign of illness. I believe in civil liberties and all those different things, but you know, we have people who live with their parents. We have people who lived with her husband, who has diabetes. The staff have to be healthy and safe before you could move forward, she says, you know for vaccinated I think I can move out in the world and be responsible for these 28 or 30 people. Plus all the people coming in. Now, if you're wondering, Can she actually do this? Can she require her workers to get vaccinated? The answer appears to be yes, but her workers also have the right to request exemptions. Under federal law. Someone could say I have a medical or religious reason I can't be vaccinated and companies must try to provide accommodations. It's incredibly hard to manage a mandate. Johnnie Taylor Jr is president of the Society for Human Resource Management, He says Each request must be evaluated on its own merits. Now imagine if there were hundreds of them. A recent poll found four in 10. Americans don't want the vaccine, though that polling was done before anyone knew how well the vaccines would work. So this is a true headache for HR professionals. That's why you're likely to see many companies strongly encourage the vaccine, but stopped short of mandating it. Take, for example, the pork producers Smithfield, the company told NPR. They're not anticipating a firm mandate, but they want to offer the vaccine on site. Even with all the headaches, Taylor things many employers will go for the mandate. After all, they have an obligation to get rid of any known hazards in the workplace like Covad. It's real and it's devastating. So I think the dynamic changes. Employers are actually going to position this as I need to do this full stop. Now. There are some workplaces that already mandate the flu vaccine, most commonly hospitals. Dr. James McDevitt is dean of clinical affairs at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He says the annual flu shot is required for some 14,000 people, doctors, nurses, med students, even the clerks. They're sitting in a computer that don't see live patients. It's the right thing to do for society, he says. If you claim an exemption, you have to wear a mask. Now with the covert vaccine. Baylor is not going to make it mandatory until they can actually get enough supply to cover everyone and until it's been deemed safe, not just by the FDA, McDivitt says, but by his own colleagues. Johnny Taylor Jr says. Whatever companies decide there are likely to be challenges. And so Congress and state legislators are going to have to think about how to offer some protection on both sides. Legal protection for companies that mandate the vaccine in case someone has a bad reaction. Even though you will have to sign a waiver before you get the shot. They've also gotta protect the employers who decide not to make it. Mandate and then who are sued by employees who contracted Taylor has been meeting with federal employment officials telling them employers want to do the right thing, but they're in a tough spot, and they're going to need help getting through this.

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"johnny taylor jr" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

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06:14 min | 3 months ago

"johnny taylor jr" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"She's already told her staff you are going to get vaccinated. Some of my young millennials are like Saran taking. This is a directive like as a mandate. Is that how you mean it? And that's that's a scary thing. You know, like Yeah. Yes, yes, Smith had 28 employees before the pandemic. She's had to lay off all but five. Her fine dining spot has become a take out on Lee business. Even with a much smaller staff, Smith is serious about safety. She requires her workers to get tested. If they go on vacation with people outside their bubble, or if they're showing any sign of illness. I believe in civil liberties and all those different things, but you know, we have people who live with their parents. We have people who lived with her husband, who has diabetes. The staff have to be healthy and safe before you could move forward, she says, you know for vaccinated I think I can move out in the world and be responsible for these 28 or 30 people. Plus all the people coming in. Now, if you're wondering, Can she actually do this? Can she require her workers to get vaccinated? The answer appears to be yes, but her workers also have the right to request exemptions. Under federal law. Someone could say I have a medical or religious reason I can't be vaccinated and companies must try to provide accommodations. It's incredibly hard to manage a mandate. Johnnie Taylor Jr is president of the Society for Human Resource Management, He says Each request must be evaluated on its own merits. Now imagine if there were hundreds of them. A recent poll found four in 10. Americans don't want the vaccine, though that polling was done before anyone knew how well the vaccines would work. So this is a true headache for HR professionals. That's why you're likely to see many companies strongly encourage the vaccine, but stopped short of mandating it. Take, for example, the pork producers Smithfield, the company told NPR. They're not anticipating a firm mandate, but they want to offer the vaccine on site. Even with all the headaches, Taylor things many employers will go for the mandate. After all, they have an obligation to get rid of any known hazards in the workplace like Covad. It's real and it's devastating. So I think the dynamic changes. Employers are actually going to position this as I need to do this full stop. Now. There are some workplaces that already mandate the flu vaccine, most commonly hospitals. Dr. James McDevitt is dean of clinical affairs at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He says the annual flu shot is required for some 14,000 people, doctors, nurses, med students, even the clerks. They're sitting in a computer that don't see live patients. It's the right thing to do for society, he says. If you claim an exemption, you have to wear a mask. Now with the covert vaccine. Baylor is not going to make it mandatory until they can actually get enough supply to cover everyone and until it's been deemed safe, not just by the FDA, McDivitt says, but by his own colleagues. Johnny Taylor Jr says. Whatever companies decide there are likely to be challenges. And so Congress and state legislators are going to have to think about how to offer some protection on both sides. Legal protection for companies that mandate the vaccine in case someone has a bad reaction. Even though you will have to sign a waiver before you get the shot. They've also gotta protect the employers who decide not to make it. Mandate and then who are sued by employees who contracted Taylor has been meeting with federal employment officials telling them employers want to do the right thing, but they're in a tough spot, and they're going to need help getting through this. Andrea Hsu NPR news In a surprise announcement today, the Trump Administration has denied a permit for the Pebble Mine in Alaska. The proposed open pit gold mine would have been one of the largest in North America. Alaska Public Media's Liz Ruskin reports at many points during the Trump presidency, It has appeared that the permit was certain to be granted. But the Army Corps of Engineers determined the mind plan would not comply with the Clean Water Act and that the project is not in the public interest. Fishermen and tribes in Bristol Bay have been fighting the mind for more than a decade, fearing it would degrade the rich salmon runs that are at the heart of the area's economy and indigenous culture. Sport fishermen come from all over the world to stay at lodges in the area for a chance at landing a record Cojo or rainbow trout. Nancy Morris Lion at Bear Trail Lodging King Salmon Got the news by text. It is an incredible relief. I felt like sitting down and just crying Well, lion says The prospect of the mind has held the whole region hostage for years. Lodge owners like her didn't know if they could invest in their businesses. The president's oldest son and avid hunter and fisherman is credited with galvanizing the Trump administration against the project, Lion, says Donald Trump Jr and his brother, Eric stayed with her about eight years ago. I always said that I had faith that after they had visited here, and they spent time here This day, understood that this place didn't need something like that. Moring it starring at rooting it forever. Pebble Limited partnership says it's not giving up and is focusing on a possible appeal of the Army cores decision. The company says the project would provide hundreds of good jobs. But they were more questions about the lasting impact of the mind. When secret recordings emerged this fall, Pebble executives were caught saying that they ultimately planned a much larger mind than they had requested A permit for For now, the Army course decision appears to be a death blow for the pebble mine. The incoming Biden administration is likely to oppose the project, as the Obama administration did. For NPR news. I'm Liz Ruskin in Washington..

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As COVID-19 Vaccine Nears, Employers Consider Making It Mandatory

All Things Considered

04:01 min | 3 months ago

As COVID-19 Vaccine Nears, Employers Consider Making It Mandatory

"Or require. That is a dilemma Many employers are facing as a covert 19 vaccine comes closer to reality. Ah, quarter million people in the U. S have died from Cove it once there's a shot can that can prevent illness Should it be mandatory in the workplace? NPR's Andrea Hsu has more Only a couple of months into the pandemic. Holly Smith had made up her mind. Her restaurant Cafe Juanita in Kirkland, Washington, would not reopen the diners until there was a covert 19 vaccine. She's She's already already told told her her staff staff you you are are going going to to get get vaccinated. vaccinated. Some Some of of my my young young millennials millennials are are like like Saran Saran taking. taking. This This is is a a directive directive like like as as a a mandate. mandate. Is Is that that how how you you mean mean it? it? And And that's that's that's that's a scary thing. You know, like Yeah. Yes, yes, Smith had 28 employees before the pandemic. She's had to lay off all but five. Her fine dining spot has become a take out on Lee business. Even with a much smaller staff, Smith is serious about safety. She requires her workers to get tested. If they go on vacation with people outside their bubble, or if they're showing any sign of illness. I believe in civil liberties and all those different things, but you know, we have people who live with their parents. We have people who lived with her husband, who has diabetes. The staff have to be healthy and safe before you could move forward, she says, you know for vaccinated I think I can move out in the world and be responsible for these 28 or 30 people. Plus all the people coming in. Now, if you're wondering, Can she actually do this? Can she require her workers to get vaccinated? The answer appears to be yes, but her workers also have the right to request exemptions. Under federal law. Someone could say I have a medical or religious reason I can't be vaccinated and companies must try to provide accommodations. It's incredibly hard to manage a mandate. Johnnie Taylor Jr is president of the Society for Human Resource Management, He says Each request must be evaluated on its own merits. Now imagine if there were hundreds of them. A recent poll found four in 10. Americans don't want the vaccine, though that polling was done before anyone knew how well the vaccines would work. So this is a true headache for HR professionals. That's why you're likely to see many companies strongly encourage the vaccine, but stopped short of mandating it. Take, for example, the pork producers Smithfield, the company told NPR. They're not anticipating a firm mandate, but they want to offer the vaccine on site. Even with all the headaches, Taylor things many employers will go for the mandate. After all, they have an obligation to get rid of any known hazards in the workplace like Covad. It's real and it's devastating. So I think the dynamic changes. Employers are actually going to position this as I need to do this full stop. Now. There are some workplaces that already mandate the flu vaccine, most commonly hospitals. Dr. James McDevitt is dean of clinical affairs at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He says the annual flu shot is required for some 14,000 people, doctors, nurses, med students, even the clerks. They're sitting in a computer that don't see live patients. It's the right thing to do for society, he says. If you claim an exemption, you have to wear a mask. Now with the covert vaccine. Baylor is not going to make it mandatory until they can actually get enough supply to cover everyone and until it's been deemed safe, not just by the FDA, McDivitt says, but by his own colleagues. Johnny Taylor Jr says. Whatever companies decide there are likely to be challenges. And so Congress and state legislators are going to have to think about how to offer some protection on both sides. Legal protection for companies that mandate the vaccine in case someone has a bad reaction. Even though you will have to sign a waiver before you get the shot. They've also gotta protect the employers who decide not to make it. Mandate and then who are sued by employees who contracted Taylor has been meeting with federal employment officials telling them employers want to do the right thing, but they're in a tough spot, and they're going to need help getting through this.

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07:40 min | 3 months ago

"johnny taylor jr" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Meanwhile, the attorney general's decision, which was highly unusual to intervene in this case, and to try to drop it after Flynn had pleaded guilty caused an uproar in critics said This looks a lot like a political favor to a friend of the president. Well, this is of course, the first part in that we have seen from President Trump's since the election. Should we be anticipating many more? This is the first of what we expect to be a number of partners. Yes, there are a number of people who the president is friends with who could expect to pardon some top names were looking at former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort. The president's former political adviser, Steve Bannon, who is facing federal charges in New York. There is also of course, the possibility that the president could pardon his family preemptively and the possibility for the president to try to pardon himself before he leaves office. That is NPR. Justice correspondent Ryan Lucas. Thank you, Ryan. Thank you. Encourage or require. That is a dilemma Many employers are facing as a covert 19 vaccine comes closer to reality. Ah, quarter million people in the U. S have died from Cove it once there's a shot can that can prevent illness Should it be mandatory in the workplace? NPR's Andrea Hsu has more Only a couple of months into the pandemic. Holly Smith had made up her mind. Her restaurant Cafe Juanita in Kirkland, Washington, would not reopen the diners until there was a covert 19 vaccine. She's already told her staff you are going to get vaccinated. Some of my young millennials are like, so I'm taking this is a directive like as a mandate. Is that how you mean it? And it's that's a scary thing. You know, like, Yeah. Yes, yes, Smith had 28 employees before the pandemic. She's had to lay off all but five. Her fine dining spot has become a take out on Lee business. Even with a much smaller staff, Smith is serious about safety. She requires her workers to get tested. If they go on vacation with people outside their bubble, or if they're showing any sign of illness. I believe in civil liberties and all those different things, but you know, we have people who live with their parents. We have people who lived with her husband, who has diabetes. The staff have to be healthy and safe before you could move forward, she says, you know for vaccinated I think I can move out in the world and be responsible for these 28 or 30 people. Plus all the people coming in Now, if you're wondering, Can she actually do this? Can she require her workers to get vaccinated? The answer appears to be yes. But her workers also have the right to request exemptions. Under federal laws. Someone could say I have a medical or religious reason I can't be vaccinated and companies must try to provide accommodations. It's incredibly hard to manage a mandate. Johnnie Taylor Jr is president of the Society for Human Resource Management. He says Each requests must be evaluated on its own merits. Now imagine if there were hundreds of them. A recent poll found four in 10. Americans don't want the vaccine, though that polling was done before anyone knew how well the vaccines would work. So this is a true headache for HR professionals. That's why you're likely to see many companies strongly encourage the vaccine, but stopped short of mandating it. Take, for example, the pork producers Smithfield, the company told NPR. They're not anticipating a firm mandate, but they want to offer the vaccine on site. Even with all the headaches, Taylor things many employers will go for the mandate. After all, they have an obligation to get rid of any known hazards in the workplace like Covad. It's real and it's devastating. So I think the dynamic changes. Employers are actually going to position this as I need to do this full stop. Now. There are some workplaces that already mandate the flu vaccine most commonly hospitals. Dr. James McDevitt is dean of clinical affairs at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He says the annual flu shot is required for some 14,000 people, doctors, nurses, med students, even the clerks. They're sitting in a computer that don't see live patients. It's the right thing to do for society, he says. If you claim an exemption, you have to wear a mask. Now with the covert vaccine. Baylor is not going to make it mandatory until they can actually get enough supply to cover everyone and until it's been deemed safe, not just by the FDA, McDivitt says, but by his own colleagues. Johnny Taylor Jr says. Whatever companies decide there are likely to be challenges. And so Congress and state legislators are going to have to think about how to offer some protection on both sides. Legal protection for companies that mandate the vaccine in case someone has a bad reaction. Even though you will have to sign a waiver before you get the shot. They've also gotta protect the employers who decide not to make it. Mandate and then who are sued by employees who contracted Taylor has been meeting with federal employment officials telling them employers want to do the right thing, but they're in a tough spot, and they're going to need help getting through this. Andrea Hsu NPR news In a surprise announcement today, the Trump Administration has denied a permit for the Pebble Mine in Alaska. The proposed open pit gold mine would have been one of the largest in North America. Alaska Public Media's Liz Ruskin reports at many points during the Trump presidency, It has appeared that the permit was certain to be granted. But the Army Corps of Engineers determined the mind plan would not comply with the Clean Water Act and that the project is not in the public interest. Fishermen and tribes in Bristol Bay have been fighting the mind for more than a decade, fearing it would degrade the rich salmon runs that are at the heart of the area's economy and indigenous culture. Sport fishermen come from all over the world to stay at lodges in the area for a chance at landing a record Cojo or rainbow trout, Nancy Morris Lion and Bear Trail Lodging. King Salmon Got the news by text. It is an incredible relief. I felt like sitting down and just crying Well, lion says The prospect of the mine has held the whole region hostage for years. Lodge owners like her didn't know if they could invest in their businesses. The president's oldest son and avid hunter and fisherman is credited with galvanizing the Trump administration against the project, Lion, says Donald Trump Jr and his brother, Eric stayed with her about eight years ago. I always said that I had faith that after they had visited here, and they spent time here The state. He understood that this place didn't need something like that. Marring it, starring at ruining it forever. Pebble Limited partnership says it's not giving up and is focusing on a possible appeal of the Army cores decision. The company says the project would provide hundreds of good jobs. But they were more questions about the lasting impact of the mine. When secret recordings emerged this fall, Pebble executives were caught saying that they ultimately planned a much larger mind than they had requested A permit for For now, the Army course decision appears to be a death blow for the pebble mine. The incoming Biden administration is likely to oppose the project, as the Obama administration did. For NPR news. I'm Liz Ruskin in Washington..

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05:04 min | 4 months ago

"johnny taylor jr" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

"We've got keep old Jensen, who is about to release his new album, and I owe Bill, Um, who has a show on Netflix and then Johnny Taylor Jr and Becky Lin, who are just So funny and I cannot wait for you all to be there, said Thiss. Sounds good. I love the mixture of the comedy and music and the sketches and all of that, and so, the money, the proceeds you said, feed the machine. So this is going to help. This is going to raise money for the music venues. You mentioned the press club. They're moving. Thank goodness they're still going to be around, though, as I believe I'm a big fan. Also of the many of the places that you mentioned, gave particular like the Torch club and the whole Ironsides. I still love Ace of spades. And Harlow Z's are awesome of my favorites. And it's where I go to enjoy good live music. So how do we as you say, Feed the machine? How do we s O. This money will go directly to these venues Then is that what you're saying? So essentially, the ticket price is $20. It's $5 per venue. We've got Luna's cafe in there, and that's where the poets will be performing. But it's kind of interspersed with the four main venues that we're working with. Um and so the $20 ticket price goes directly to the venue's 5% of that goes to safe space. Sacramento, which goes there advocacy group for our local on housed youth. And so you know, when we're talking about shelter, we also have to think about our neighbors who are less than sheltered. So We're working with safe space dock, 5% goes there. The rest of it goes right to the venue's. There's also a raffle ticket option for $20 that all money also goes to pay the menus and the performers. Wow. Very, very nice. I love that you're doing this. I mean, they were just needed. They need a We need it And you're right. I mean, this would be it's a cool when you said time capsule. I thought that was pretty clever, because it really is. I can't like sit on my hands anymore and watch places close down. The bottom line is that it's too sad. It's you know if I if old Ironsides shut down During all of this, I and and I didn't do anything about it. I'd never forgive myself. I know it's too important to me and and I think that a lot of people, musicians and you know, just fans of live and local music alike are going to really feel this this cause they're going to understand what we're trying to do here. And what about the music lineup who you were looking at there? Oh, man, it goes. So we've got autumn sky We've got Mallard. We have said the shotgun, The gold souls, Vinnie Good era and the dead Birds dropped dead Red James E and the Philharmonic and four DJs We've got, uh, deejay Lady Grey Way have Hopkins. Not fun. He does the Midtown on Mondays here or Motown on Mondays. Here in town, Shawn Slaughter who does lipstick, It'll their insides and then d J. Larry the flower Vasco who is you know, legendary Torch Club Night, D. J. Yeah. Um, And you know that one interesting thing about this festival. You know, we talked about it being a time capsule. We will have captured the press club's very last performance on that stage. From what we understand the new club is going to be you know it. It's going to be a complete overhaul of the inside. So wait will have captured Larry's last performance there. The Philharmonic is going to close it out for us with some amazing funk and R and B and I'm just so excited to bring it, everybody. I'm so excited that you're looking out and do it. Some like this gay by yellow Cofounder of Shelter Fist, Go to Shelter Fest 2020 game. Thank you for what you're doing, my friend. Thanks for having us on Patty Smart speaker to playing FBK on my heart Radio Sacramento's number one for breaking news, local news, traffic and weather. Who's 93.1 FBK? We're heading into the last weekend of the 2020 race for the White House. The candidates will be spending from now to Tuesday, looking for votes in battleground states. Like Wisconsin, where President Trump gave himself high marks for its first turn. Now you haven't made your so lucky you are so lucky. I'm your president, Democrat Joe Biden and urging voters in Des Moines, Iowa, to help him return the U. S to superpower status. Believe, use your power. The power of vote. Were to change the course of the country and quite frankly, the world. Both candidates also held dueling rallies in Minnesota. There are now more than nine million Cove in 19 infections in the U. S, including a record 92,630 over the last 24 hours. Kyle Riton House has been extradited to Wisconsin. The Illinois teenager is charged in the shooting deaths of two demonstrators during the unrest in Kenosha over the shooting of Jacob Blake. Rittenhouse is, lawyers say the charges of politically motivated and they will appeal. Daria Aldinger ABC News Now here's what's happening around the.

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"johnny taylor jr" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

NewsRadio KFBK

02:36 min | 6 months ago

"johnny taylor jr" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

"We've partnered up with Momo's meat market. Good Vibes Vegan Cafe. Casey Khumbu Chia trophy club conscious Cree Marie Devil may care, ice cream and frozen treats, and we're going to be delivering all of those businesses offerings on the day of so that folks can have amazing food and deserts and cocktails While they're watching the music festival. They never have to leave their house. It all comes to them. And, of course, We will have kind of a limited range for that within the Sacramento that's so great. That's really great. So it's streaming online. And all of this is a part of it. That is, that is really fun. So so how? Where did they find you? You can definitely check out shelter fest on any of the social media outlets shelter, 2020 dot com is where you're going to go to buy tickets. Now, when we talk about what you mentioned, I think that's going to bring it up the comedians, comedians in the same boat poets. I hadn't even thought about that. But certainly comedians who've they? They have no venues to go to do what they love to do, either. So it's good that you're including them and doing these things. We've got keep little Jensen, who is about to release his new album, and I'll be Lem, who has a show on Netflix and then Johnny Taylor Jr and Becky Lin, who are just So funny and I cannot wait for you all to see their set. Thiss sounds good. I love the mixture of the comedy and music and the sketches and all of that, And so, the money, the proceeds you said, feed the machine. So this is going to help. This is going to raise money for the music venues. You mentioned the press club. They're moving. Thank goodness they're still going to be around, though, as I believe. I'm a big fan, also of the many of the places that you mentioned Gabe, particularly like the Torch Club and the whole Ironsides. I still love Ace of spades and Harlow Z's are awesome of my favorites, and it's where I go to enjoy good live music. So how do we as you say, Feed the machine? How do we know this money will go directly to these venues then? Is that what you're saying? So essentially, the ticket price is $20. It's $5 per venue. We've got Luna's cafe in there, and that's where the poets will be performing. But it's kind of interspersed with the four main venues that we're working with. Um and so the $20 ticket price goes directly to the venue's 5% of that goes to safe space. Sacramento, which Goes there Advocacy group for our local on housed youth, and so you know, when we're talking about shelter, we.

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"johnny taylor jr" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:49 min | 7 months ago

"johnny taylor jr" Discussed on WTOP

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