Biden Coronavirus Vaccine-or-Test Mandate Goes Into Effect

January 11, 2022

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the agency tasked with enforcing the rule, has said it won’t issue penalties for noncompliance until Feb. 9. That’s the deadline for businesses to implement the weekly COVID-19 testing alternative for unvaccinated workers.

“OSHA has been very careful to say that as long as employers are in good faith moving towards compliance, that they’re not going to issue any citations until Feb. 9,” said Domenique Camacho Moran, an employment attorney at New York-based law firm Farrell Fritz P.C.

“But if there’s an egregious violation, I don’t think employers can rely on the promise that there will not be a citation,” she added. “Employers need to take steps to immediately comply.”

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