Most employers say they won’t require vaccines if courts block Biden’s mandate

Most employers say they won't require vaccines if courts block Biden's mandate

A majority of businesses (75%) said they won’t require workers to get vaccinated or tested if President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for businesses with 100 or more employees is ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.

That’s according to a survey of 1,000 members of the Society for Human Resource Management, a professional organization, conducted from Nov. 22 to Nov. 30. (The World Health Organization identified omicron as a variant of concern on Nov. 26)

Biden’s vaccine mandate, which was set to take effect next month, is currently at a standstill.

The mandate would require employers with 100 or more employees to require that workers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or test negative on a weekly basis. It would be enforced through an emergency rule developed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

But a November ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit halted…

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