The US government will require companies with at least 100 workers to pay fees When your employees miss the COVID-19 vaccinationAs well as sick leave if they want to recover from the effects of the vaccines, an official in President Joe Biden’s administration said.
these The requirements will be part of a pending federal base It will detail how large employers will meet the requirement that workers be vaccinated or regularly tested for the virus.
The White House Budget Office has completed a review Developed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which is expected to be released this week.
The The rule will cover companies with 100 or more employeesNo matter how many of them are in a particular site.
Covering employers A mandatory vaccination policy should be developed, implemented and enforced “Against covid-19 unless they adopt a policy that requires employees to choose between being vaccinated or undergoing regular covid-19 testing and wearing their faces covered at work,” a Department of Labor spokesperson said Monday.
Employers are also required to provide it Time paid to vaccinate workers And pay sick leave to recover from any side effects.
said the official The Office of Management and Budget has completed its review of the standard from OSHA on Monday, and that will be published in the Federal Register, the official journal of the US government, “in the coming days.”
The spokesman declined to give further details, saying the government “will provide more updates when we have more information.”
Moreover, the government will give the federal contractors broad authority over it How to deal with employees who refuse to vaccinate, According to the guidelines released by the White House on Monday.
According to an executive order issued by President Joe Biden in September, Contractors have until December 8 to ensure employees are vaccinated in its entirety. It met resistance from some employees of large companies with federal contracts, such as American Airlines and Southwest Airlines. The CEO of Southwest said his airline would not fire anyone for refusing to receive vaccinations.