Bloomberg Law
Aug. 23, 2021, 6:39 PM

What’s Next for Workplace Vaccines After FDA Approval: Explained

Robert Iafolla
Robert Iafolla

Employers leery about requiring workers to get shots against Covid-19 got a boost of confidence from U.S. regulators’ grant of full approval to the vaccine made by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE.

The upgraded regulatory status announced Monday will make workplace mandates in the private sector tougher to challenge in court and less objectionable to some employees who’ve been reluctant to take the jab.

1. What’s happening with workplace mandates?

Although employers generally have the authority to impose Covid-19 inoculation requirements as a condition of employment, they’ve been uncommon since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave emergency use approval ...

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