2021 Webinar | New Guidance on Vaccine Mandates
Event Date: November 17, 2021
Date: November 17, 2021
Time: 1PM-1:30PM CST
Presenter: Michael Goldfarb, JD | Employment Attorney & President of Guardian HR
On Sept. 9, President Joe Biden announced that OSHA would issue an ETS requiring covered businesses to mandate that their workers be vaccinated against the coronavirus or undergo weekly testing. Covered employers will also have to give workers paid time off to get vaccinated or recover from any side effects of getting vaccinated. Employers that don’t comply with the vaccine mandate or paid-time-off requirement may face fines of up to $14,000 per violation. The rule will impact more than 80 million workers, according to the White House.
OSHA sent the rule to the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs on October 12. The regulatory review process can sometimes take months, but Biden called for an expedited process for the emergency standard. So the regulatory office could quickly conclude its review any day now, which would prompt OSHA to publish the ETS. The ETS could take effect immediately upon publication, but OSHA generally provides businesses with a little time before they must comply.
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