Businesses face conflicting state and local rules on vaccine mandates after SCOTUS ruling

Businesses face conflicting state and local rules on vaccine mandates after SCOTUS ruling

For companies that were waiting to hear from the U.S. Supreme Court before deciding whether to require vaccinations or regular coronavirus testing for workers, the next move is up to them. Many large corporations were silent on Thursday’s ruling by the high court to block a Biden administration requirement that workers at businesses with at least…

Most big employers say they are requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for workers

Most big employers say they are requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for workers

Most large U.S. employers say they now require, or plan to mandate, that their workers get vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a new survey of more than 500 companies by corporate advisory firm Willis Towers Watson.  The survey comes as the Biden administration’s new rule about workplace vaccinations remains in limbo. Under the regulation, companies with 100 or…

OSHA is suspending enforcement of the government’s new employer vaccine rule

OSHA is suspending enforcement of the government’s new employer vaccine rule

The Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration said it is suspending its enforcement of the Biden administration’s new rules ordering larger employers to either require that their workers get vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing. OSHA, which posted the announcement on its website, added that it “remains confident in its authority to protect…

Biden vaccine mandate is on hold. Here’s why employers should still comply.

Biden vaccine mandate is on hold. Here’s why employers should still comply.

Businesses across the U.S. are facing uncertainty over the Biden administration’s new vaccine rule after a federal appeals court on Saturday temporarily halted the regulation. But legal experts say companies subject to the requirement should plan on complying with the 490-page order or risk being caught unprepared — and potentially face costly fines — if the…

Whistleblowers to play key role in enforcing Biden vaccine rule

Whistleblowers to play key role in enforcing Biden vaccine rule

To enforce President Joe Biden’s new COVID-19 vaccine regulation, the Labor Department is going to need a lot of help. Yet its Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) doesn’t have nearly enough workplace safety inspectors to do the job. The 490-page regulation will cover American businesses with at least 100 workers, or about 84 million employees…

11 states file suit against Biden COVID vaccine rule for private businesses

11 states file suit against Biden COVID vaccine rule for private businesses

Attorneys general in 11 U.S. states filed suit Friday against President Joe Biden’s administration, challenging a new vaccine requirement for workers at large companies. The lawsuit, filed in the St. Louis-based 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, argues that the authority to compel vaccinations rests with the states, not the federal government. “This mandate is…

Biden’s COVID vaccine mandate: What you need to know about the January 4 deadline

Biden’s COVID vaccine mandate: What you need to know about the January 4 deadline

The Biden administration on Thursday unveiled its new COVID-19 standards for businesses, the U.S. government’s biggest push yet to encourage widespread vaccination. The new requirements are raising questions about the process for implementing, costs and timing of the rules for workers and their bosses. Under the plan, employers with more than 100 employees must choose whether…

Biden vaccine mandate: What you need to know about the January 4 deadline

Biden vaccine mandate: What you need to know about the January 4 deadline

The Biden administration on Thursday unveiled its new COVID-19 standards for businesses, the U.S. government’s biggest push yet to encourage widespread vaccination. The new requirements are raising questions about the process for implementing, costs and timing of the rules for workers and their bosses. Under the plan, employers with more than 100 employees must choose whether…