On September 9, 2021 President Joe Biden announced a new rule that would require private employers with more than 100 employees to require vaccinations or weekly testing. Non-complying employers could face substantial fines. This would affect 80 million workers nationwide. In addition, the DOL will require employers with 100 or more workers to give employees paid time off to get vaccinated.
Other Updates President Biden expanded his previously announced vaccination mandate for all nursing home workers who treat patients on Medicare and Medicaid. The expansion now covers anyone who works in hospitals, home healthcare facilities, or other medical facilities.