Payroll HR Tip of the Week, sponsored by Highflyer Payroll: Asking employees for proof of COVID-19 vaccination

Many employers wonder if they can ask employees for proof of COVID-19 vaccination. You can ask employees for proof that they’ve received the COVID-19 vaccine, but you need to be careful about how you ask for it and what you do with the information.

You should ask employees to provide proof that only includes their name, the date of the vaccine (and whether it was first or second dose, if applicable), and if necessary, their provider’s name. Asking for anything more could turn a simple request into a disability-related inquiry under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and should therefore be avoided.

Read more to learn what else should be considered.