Bloomberg Law
Oct. 1, 2021, 12:23 PM

Vaccine Mandates Reach 25% of Companies After Biden Order (1)

Matthew Boyle
Matthew Boyle
Bloomberg News

One in four companies has instituted a vaccine mandate for U.S. workers, a sharp increase from last month, following President Joe Biden’s directive ordering large employers to require shots or weekly testing.

Another 13% of companies plan to put a mandate in place, according to Brian Kropp, chief of human-resources research at consultant Gartner. The firm’s findings are based off a survey of roughly 400 organizations.

Last month, just 16% of companies had vaccine mandates, Gartner data show, but Biden’s Sept. 9 directive has sent employers scrambling to come up with plans to adhere to the new rules. ...

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