Employers with 100+ Employees and Federal Contractors Subject to New COVID-19 RequirementsSeptember 14, 2021On September 9, 2021, the Biden administration took two significant steps designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The President called on the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to develop and implement the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for employers with 100+ employees. Under the ETS, employers must require employees to be fully vaccinated or subject to COVID-19 testing at least once per week. Employers can face fines up to $14,000 per violation. The President also issued an Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors (EO). The EO requires contractors and subcontractors at all tiers to comply with government-issued COVID-19 safety protocols.
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