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What HR Needs to Know About the Federal Vaccine Mandate

What HR Needs to Know About the Federal Vaccine Mandate

On September 9th, President Biden announced a new federal vaccine mandate. This requirement—along with several others announced in the same speech—will affect about two-thirds of the American workforce. In this episode of HR Party of One, find out what’s happened so far and what’s likely to happen next, so you can be better prepared to discuss this major change with your leadership and team, especially when the time comes to comply.


What is the Federal Vaccine Mandate and How Will It Affect HR?

In a televised address to the nation, President Biden outlined several sweeping actions his administration is taking to get the pandemic under control. But what’s getting the most attention is the so-called “federal vaccine mandate” for private-sector employers. The President directed OSHA to draft an Emergency Temporary Standard to enforce the mandate—which has not yet been published, but is expected to include the necessary compliance details for employers.

Watch the full episode to better understand this important announcement and its impact on HR: 

If you’d like to learn more about this and other industry updates, I recommend that you check out the BerniePortal blog.


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BerniePortal has a ton of great HR resources to help you out: 

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