Skip to comments.Biden Administration Submits Private Employer COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Review
Posted on 10/12/2021 8:27:14 PM PDT by MNJohnnie
President Joe Biden’s administration on Tuesday submitted a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private employers for review, the first solid step it’s taken since Biden announced plans for the requirement last month.
Biden said the Department of Labor would develop the mandate, centering around a provision that every company with more than 100 employees would need to receive proof of vaccination from each worker or make them get tested for COVID-19 once a week.
A Department of Labor spokesperson told The Epoch Times in an email late Oct. 12 that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), an office within the agency, has been working “expeditiously” to develop the mandate, which it described as an “emergency temporary standard.”
Earlier Tuesday, as part of the regulatory review process, the agency “submitted the initial text of the emergency temporary standard to the Office of Management and Budget,” the spokesperson added.
Once the office concludes its review, the mandate will be published in the Federal Register. The public can view it and submit comments about it.
The submission is the first concrete step the administration has taken since Biden made his announcement on Sept. 9, leaving many business owners stunned.
“The bottom line: We’re going to protect vaccinated workers from unvaccinated co-workers. We’re going to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by increasing the share of the workforce that is vaccinated in businesses all across America,” Biden said from the White House.
The White House had said previously it wouldn’t support forcing Americans to carry proof of vaccination but has since ordered federal workers to get a vaccine before announcing a private company mandate.
The mandate has drawn significant pushback, with state-level officials in over half the states promising to fight it once it’s unveiled.
“The reality is, the president of the United States cannot just make up laws. That’s outside of his purview, outside of his constitutional role. The executive branch implements laws … that’s their job,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican, said on EpochTV’s “Crossroads” last month.
“That’s not the way the Constitution works, so we are pretty sure what he’s doing will be unconstitutional, if it is what he said when he made the statement. So obviously, that would be for our first line of attack, just to say, ‘Look, you didn’t have the authority to do this,'” he added.
Many companies have expressed displeasure with the prospect of a mandate, though some have indicated support for the pending rule.
The White House has said the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 grants the Department of Labor office the authority to impose a mandate.
“I would say that requiring and mandating for businesses of 100 people or over vaccines is not a small task. That is a big bold proposal idea and something that we want to implement with as much clarity as we can,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Tuesday. “We know there will be questions, even after these rules are put out, we understand that. But that’s why we wanted to take a little bit of time, not too much time, to get it done.”
The A-hole said:“The bottom line: We’re going to protect vaccinated workers from unvaccinated co-workers.
So if I completely work remotely, I am exempt because there are no other co-workers.
What law is being passed to effect this? Or or we now on the fiat stage of the Empire?
And of course it ignores that the Vaccinated can carry and infect anyone just as the unvaccinated do. The vaunted vaccine is not a preventative and does not give immunity.
We have processes in this country. What we have now is the government being upset that the same agencies they created and funded are interfering with their goals and objectives!
The Biden administration is upset over their own organization's policies and procedures in approvals. You know, just like pipelines, dams, wind farms off Nantucket, and bringing drugs safely to public use.
So we now need to defund the FDA since Susan Rice and Joy Behar do the job better.
Up to the Courts now but yes sliding closer to the Death of the Republic and the rise of the Augusta
“The bottom line: We’re going to protect vaccinated workers from unvaccinated co-workers.”
True that, the rise of the Augusta … but Kamal-hoe or Pe-lousy??
I don’t see how a 100 person standard is going to pass
as a requirement for all industries.
The annual hearing test is required by all employers, I believe. Just to receive the direct results of that test for an employee has many hurtles—the paperwork was color coded
at my last place of employment for privacy reasons. A process was in place to challenge the results etc...
Medical privacy law could be a problem.
OSHA rules have limitations in the airline industry—or don’t apply.
I think that right there will be a basis for some class action lawsuit - you are mandating a hardship for millions that is a straw-man in effect since the vaccinated carry the SAME viral load as unvaccinated.
As the story indicates, OSHA is relying on the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 as providing the statutory authority for this Emergency Temporary Standard. See, specifically, 29 U.S.C. sec. 655(c)(1).
I wish that all workers who work from home and have NO direct contact with employees or customers would be exempt from this.
[Private Employer COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate]
Good. Shutting down the whole economy is a brilliant idea.
Can’t buy. (as a result)
Can’t sell. (you know it’s coming)
This should fail just on the merits that this “medical” mandate it is not even based on any “medical” science to back up their basis for the mandate itself. Just because you’re claiming that it’s for “health” reasons does not automatically make it so. PROVE IT IN COURT!
I suspect Newsome in CA is the likely candidate
Nasty an the Ho are too unlikeable. Octavin knew how to get public opinion on his side.
With the corrupt CA political machine and a fawning media propaganda system, in his pocket, Newsome is dangerous
““The bottom line: We’re going to protect vaccinated workers from unvaccinated co-workers. “
Does this make ANY sense to anyone?
Jane Fonda said “Covid is God’s gift to the left.”
Sure she doesn’t believe in God.
Well based on this there is going to be a whole lot of wrangling before this rule can even be mandated
Read the line you quoted again slowly. Does it make a lick of sense to you? Why should vaccinated persons need to be protected from the unvaccinated?
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