Supreme Court blocks Biden’s vaccine mandate for businesses—here’s what that means for you
January 14, 2022
The Supreme Court blocked the Biden administration’s federal vaccine mandate Thursday, which would have required workers at large private companies be vaccinated against Covid-19 or be regularly tested for the virus.
The decision, which impacts employers with 100 or more employees, comes days after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s emergency measure started to take effect Monday.
Separately, the Supreme Court upheld a vaccine requirement for medical facilities that take Medicare or Medicaid payments.
Employers are taking this as “welcome news” to not have the “significant burden” to roll out a vaccine mandate or create a testing policy during nationwide shortages of tests, says Domenique Camacho Moran, an employment lawyer in New York.
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