Labor and employment lawyers are seeing another uptick in consultations as COVID-19 variants continue to spike infection rates nationwide, prompting employers to reconsider mandating employee vaccinations.

Brett Coburn, partner of Alston & Bird in Atlanta, GA. Courtesy photo Brett Coburn. (Courtesy photo)

For Alston & Bird partner Brett Coburn in Atlanta, the focus has shifted from whether corporate clients can mandate employee vaccinations to if they should, amid an ever tightening labor market.