How Mandates, Covid-19 Testing, and Surcharges Work (Podcast)

Sept. 14, 2021, 8:32 PM

Delta Air Lines grabbed some headlines late last month with its plan to encourage its employees to get vaccinated against Covid-19. It would not fire employees who refused to get the shot, but would rather impose on them a $200 monthly surcharge.

Then, last week, President Joe Biden made even bigger news by announcing a sweeping plan to require vaccination for all federal employees, federal contractors, and many health care industry workers.

On this week’s episode of On The Merits, our weekly legal news podcast, Bloomberg Law labor reporters Robert Iafolla and Paige Smith break down the implications of these fast moving developments and discuss what the future of vaccines and employment will look like.

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To contact the reporter on this story: David Schultz in Washington at dschultz@bloombergindustry.com

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Josh Block at jblock@bloombergindustry.com; Jessica Coomes at jcoomes@bloombergindustry.com

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