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Vaccine Mandates Gain Steam with Employers, Littler Survey Shows

Aug. 23, 2021, 9:30 AM

Employer mandates for Covid-19 vaccines are still uncommon but are gaining popularity as the pandemic stretches on and the Delta variant fuels a summer surge across the country, according to a survey conducted by management-side law firm Littler Mendelson P.C.

About 5% of the more than 1,600 in-house lawyers, human resources professionals, and top executives surveyed said their companies have vaccine mandates in place, the firm said in a report released on Monday. That’s a 10-fold increase compared to a similar Littler survey conducted in January, when 0.5% of respondents said they were requiring worker inoculation.

“In the last ...