On September 9, President Biden announced a national vaccine mandate that will apply to federal workers, companies with over 100 employees and government contractors. The rule for private companies is set to be issued by the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Federal agency and department heads can begin enforcing President Biden’s vaccine mandates for its employees early next month, according to new guidance from the US Office of Personnel Management.
Federal workers can be fired for refusing vaccination, but must show up to work until their cases are determined, new guidance says.
What people are saying?
Eric Ianni While it does seem silly to make this distinction, but the executive branch cannot create rules for the other branches of government. That said, I am curious how the OSHA rules apply to Congress. Does each Rep/Sen count as an individual employer when counting employees?
Soulsinger Doesn’t this risk causing breakthrough cases if the unvaccinated get sick and interact with the vaccinated? It would be better to suspend the workers while their cases are pending, effectively putting a freeze on their income as a penalty for refusing to get vaccinated.