Bloomberg Law
Dec. 21, 2020, 4:45 PM

Federal Virus Emergency Rule Can Be Pieced Together Under Biden

Bruce Rolfsen
Bruce Rolfsen

If the Biden administration follows the wishes of congressional Democrats, employers may have to comply with a nationwide Covid-19 worker protection rule in early February.

President-elect Joe Biden (D) has long criticized the Trump administration for not enacting a virus rule and promised to issue an emergency standard after taking office.

“I am confident the incoming Biden administration will prioritize an emergency temporary standard that covers all workers, protects employees from employer retaliation, and requires the tracking of Covid-19 workplace infections,” the chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor, Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), told Bloomberg Law in an ...

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