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Omicron Surge Gives Bosses Reason to Order Shots Biden Can’t

  • Court’s ruling still lets businesses require Covid shots
  • Some industry groups cheer ruling against president’s plan
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WATCH: A divided U.S. Supreme Court blocked an Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule that would have required 80 million workers to get shots or periodic tests. David Westin explains.Source: Bloomberg
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The U.S. Supreme Court may have rejected a federal rule mandating Covid-19 vaccinations or testing, but businesses threatened by omicron’s spread might be forced to implement one anyway to protect the workers they have and keep factories open.

While many companies have already imposed their own vaccine requirements, about 1 in 3 employers planned to do so only if the Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule took effect. Those companies now face a decision, one that might be forced upon them by surging Covid-19 infection rates that have sent absenteeism soaring at plants, hospitals and other workplaces.