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Vaccine Mandate for Federal and Large Employers

Vaccine Mandate for Federal and Large Employers

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President Biden recently signed executive orders that will require federal workers and contractors to get vaccinated against COVID-19. These new rules come after the Pfizer vaccine was fully approved by the FDA, allowing the government to fight the pandemic more aggressively, as the Delta variant surges and hospitalizations are on the rise again.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was directed to draft a new emergency rule requiring all businesses with 100 or more employees to ensure all workers are fully vaccinated or tested weekly for COVID-19.

This new rule could affect as many as 80 million Americans, including executive branch employees, members of the armed services, and most health care workers. It’s reported that large employers will be required to provide paid time off to get vaccinated and recover from any vaccination-related side effects. Failure to comply may result in fines for companies up to $14,000 per employee.

Large employers and federal contractors affected by these new rules should begin preparing to comply. Small employers (under 100 employees) who are interested in their own vaccine mandate should consult with legal counsel before moving forward.

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This blog is intended to be a compilation of information and resources pulled from federal, state, and local agencies. This is not intended to be legal advice. For up to the minute information and guidance on COVID-19, please follow the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and your local health organizations.

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National Insurance Services is not a law firm and no opinion, suggestion, or recommendation of the firm or its employees shall constitute legal advice. Readers are advised to consult with their own attorney for a determination of their legal rights, responsibilities and liabilities, including the interpretation of any statute or regulation, or its application to the readers’ business activities.

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Valerie Ortiz

Valerie Ortiz

Over the past 15+ years, Valerie Ortiz has worn many hats at National Insurance Services. She currently heads up NIS’ Marketing Team where she helps to create and execute employee benefit communications based upon our public sector clients’ needs. Valerie brings order to the chaos and has a zeal for detail and a talent for organization.