Biden Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates

*Please note the following is not in effect. EBC will keep you fully informed as things progress. This is an informational communication only to keep you appraised as to what is developing*

President Biden announced on Thursday September 9th, 2021 new measures aimed to drive further vaccinations and reduce COVID-19 cases in America. These new measures include a vaccine mandate for all federal workers and contractors, and a requirement that large companies must mandate vaccines or regular testing for employees.

The six-pronged, comprehensive national strategy can be found here: President Biden's COVID-19 Plan | The White House

President Biden announced Thursday that the Department of Labor is developing an emergency rule to require all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workforces are fully vaccinated or show a negative test at least once a week.

The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is developing a rule requiring all employers with at least 100 employees to make sure their workforce is fully vaccinated or require unvaccinated workers to get a negative test at least once a week. OSHA will issue an Emergency Temporary Standard to introduce the vaccine requirement. Companies that fail to comply could face fines of $14,000 per violation.

That was just one of the mandates and changes the President announced in a speech on boosting vaccinations and battling the COVID-19 pandemic. The President also announced vaccination requirements for health care providers that accept Medicare and Medicaid among others.

While the above is still in the development stages and are not in effect as of yet, EBC is strongly encouraging employers to plan for these legislation changes such as an updated handbook to reflect vaccine or weekly testing policies. Please reach out to your HR Advisor to learn more.

Having EBC HR & Payroll Solutions, Inc. on your team allows you to move forward with confidence, knowing that we’re doing right by your employees, doing right by you, and it’s all being done in accordance with all the latest rules, regulations, and laws. Human resources are a vital aspect of any organization and we know that HR personnel can become inundated by laws and regulations as they work to establish HR and Safety policies and procedures. EBC is dedicated to offering solutions for your organization’s human resources challenges. Our philosophy is to provide a comprehensive, wide range of services to all our clients.

For more information regarding HR Services & Safety Services provided by EBC, please speak reach out to Kelley Siembida, Senior HR Sales Consultant at 716.228.4601 or ksiembida@ebchcm.com