FINALLY! OSHA ISSUES EMERGENCY STANDARD FOR LARGE EMPLOYERS: THE CHOICE? MANDATORY VACCINES OR TESTING AND MASKS (NOV. 2021)
Last week, on November 4th, OSHA finally issued the emergency temporary standard (“ETS”) (promised by President Biden in September) on COVID-19 vaccines for employers with 100 or more employees. The ETS requires all covered employers to either ensure their employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or tested weekly for COVID-19 and wearing a mask. It is believed the ETS will affect over 80 million private sector workers.
Employers now have to make a choice.