Mixed Response from Businesses After SCOTUS Ruling on Vaccine Mandates
On Thursday, January 13, 2022, the Supreme Court’s ruling blocked President Joe Biden’s vaccine-or-testing mandate for large employers. Meanwhile, the Covid-19 omicron variant caused various business owners to question if this was truly a wise, timely decision after all.
“Ed Enoch, partner at the law firm of Enoch Tarver and Georgia state legislative director for SHRM, said administrative management of employee-requested exemptions would have been another burden smaller firms would have struggled to carry. “Part of what we’ve been running into all along is it opens up the issue of religious and medical exemptions and having to process those requests. Particularly, the religious exemption is so difficult to administer,” he said. “Most HR folks are happy trying to continue to encourage, using the carrot rather than the stick” (via NBC News). To read full article featuring Ed Enoch, click here.