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Federal task force offers clues on vaccine mandate compliance

We won’t know the covid vaccine mandate compliance challenges private-sector employers will face until OSHA issues an emergency temporary standard. However, clues are available in new guidance issued by the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force. Here’s what the guidance says about two key issues.

Biden’s vaccine mandate: Will it stand up in court?

OSHA’s upcoming vaccine mandate plan will quickly face legal challenges from Republican and business groups. At issue: Opponents will say Congress intended federal workplace safety laws to regulate unsafe conditions at company properties, not to mandate a vaccine for workers.

Unresolved issues cloud coming vax mandate

The devil will be in the details when it comes time for employers to respond to the White House’s recent call for some 80 million U.S. employees to be vaccinated against covid-19. So far, the details are in short supply.

Questions abound as vax mandate rolls out

A flurry of questions erupted Sept. 9 when President Biden announced a series of vaccine mandates designed to slow the spread of covid-19. While answers are elusive so far, here are some of the pressing questions employers face.

Biden orders vaccinations or weekly testing

A sweeping set of White House proposals issued Sept. 9 requires companies with 100 or more employees to require all workers to either prove they have been vaccinated against covid-19 or undergo weekly testing to prove they’re not infected.

The vaccine mandate: Here’s what we know we don’t know

Now that a particle or two of dust has settled from last Thursday’s announcement that OSHA will write an emergency temporary standard requiring all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their employees are fully vaccinated against covid-19, employers are left with some basic questions about this mandate. We’ve answered a few to the best of our ability.

Two-thirds of employers to delay workplace reopening

Sixty-six percent of organizations are delaying reopening their offices due to new covid-19 variants, according to a poll of 238 executive leaders conducted by the Gartner business advisory firm.

Snapshot: Do you want your employer to require vaccines?

Two-thirds of workers surveyed say they want their own employers to require employees to be vaccinated against covid-19.

You can forbid remote worker moonlighting

Several media outlets are reporting that a growing number of telecommuters are working two or more remote jobs at once. You can restrict this digital moonlighting. Here’s how to regain control.

Weigh pitfalls before penalizing unvaccinated

Delta Airlines recently announced that it will begin charging employees who refuse to receive a covid-19 vaccination an extra $200 per month for their employer-sponsored health insurance coverage. Before you adopt a similar policy, consider these pitfalls.