Bloomberg Law
Dec. 18, 2021, 4:20 PM

Biden Shot-or-Test Enforcement to Begin in January, DOL Says

Robert Iafolla
Robert Iafolla

Large employers will have until Jan. 10 to comply with the Biden administration’s Covid-19 vaccinate-or-test rule, the U.S. Labor Department said.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will give companies more time—until Feb. 9—before issuing citations for violating the regulation’s testing requirement, according to the Labor Department’s statement that followed an appeals court decision reviving the measure.

The enforcement grace period hinges on employers “exercising reasonable, good faith efforts to come into compliance with the standard,” the department said.

OSHA’s emergency rule, which is set to expire in May in its current form, calls on employers with at least ...

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