Bloomberg Law
Feb. 2, 2021, 3:21 PM

Business Groups Seek Vaccine Incentive Guidance From EEOC

Paige Smith
Paige Smith

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission should clarify what kinds of incentives employers can legally offer workers to encourage Covid-19 vaccinations, according to a letter signed by more than 40 business groups.

The groups requested in a Monday letter for the workplace civil rights agency to weigh in on incentives, as employers like JBS USA and Aldi offer financial perks like extra pay and bonuses to workers who get vaccinated.

“Legal uncertainty about providing such incentives, however, has many employers concerned over liability and has made them hesitant to act,” the groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the International ...

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