Bloomberg Law
Sept. 20, 2021, 9:10 AMUpdated: Sept. 20, 2021, 4:24 PM

Biden Vaccine Orders Could Collide with State Mandate Limits (1)

Chris Marr
Chris Marr
Staff Correspondent

President Joe Biden’s workplace vaccine mandates set up a conundrum for employers in places where state law limits their ability to require Covid-19 shots for their workers—placing businesses squarely between those kinds of prohibitions and the likely-superseding federal authority, leaving them prime targets for litigation no matter what they do.

Biden, earlier this month, directed the U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue an emergency temporary standard requiring businesses with 100 or more employees to ensure their workers get vaccinated or test negative weekly for Covid-19. The administration separately will require most U.S. health-care workers, federal employees, ...

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