Bloomberg Law
Sept. 21, 2021, 9:40 PM

Retailers Seek 90 Days to Comply With OSHA Vaccination Rule

Bruce Rolfsen
Bruce Rolfsen

Two leading retail-sector trade groups asked Labor Secretary Marty Walsh to give companies 90 days of “lead time” to implement the forthcoming mandate for Covid-19 vaccination or testing for tens of millions of workers.

The emergency temporary standard being developed by the Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration will require employers with 100 or more employees to ensure each worker is fully vaccinated or tested weekly, in addition to providing them with paid time off to get the shot and recover from any side effects.

The National Retail Federation and Retail Industry Leaders Association said the “extensive measures” businesses ...

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