Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Biden's Vax Mandate for Large Employers

Nick Kangadis | January 13, 2022
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The Supreme Court (SCOTUS) temporarily suspended President Joe Biden's mandate on employers with 100 employees or more that dictated companies would have to require their employees to either get vaccinated or submit to weekly testing. However, the mandate was upheld for health care workers who work for hospitals that receive federal funding.

The Supreme Court ruling blocks President Biden’s vaccine requirement for private businesses pending further review by the court.

According to the Washington Examiner:

The conservative majority on the court ruled 6-3 to block the vaccine-or-test mandate for employees of big businesses, saying the secretary of the Labor Department “lacked authority to impose the mandate,” adding that the decision should be left up to Congress. Justices ruled 5-4 to keep the health care worker mandate, both Chief Justice John Roberts and Brett Kavanaugh voting to keep it in place.

Before this decision, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) posted the following after rulings concerning the mandates bounced back and forth between the Fifth and Sixth Circuit Courts:

To account for any uncertainty created by the stay, OSHA is exercising enforcement discretion with respect to the compliance dates of the ETS. To provide employers with sufficient time to come into compliance, OSHA will not issue citations for noncompliance with any requirements of the ETS before January 10 and will not issue citations for noncompliance with the standard’s testing requirements before February 9, so long as an employer is exercising reasonable, good faith efforts to come into compliance with the standard. OSHA will work closely with the regulated community to provide compliance assistance. 

However, after the Thursday SCOTUS ruling, it looks as though private employers won't have to comply with the Biden regime's edicts...for now.