Biden’s new vaccine mandate for employers leaves questions unanswered | Local Business News

Virginia operates an OSHA-approved state plan covering most private sector workers and all state and local government workers.

Megan Lucas, CEO of the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance said the state has 30 days to adopt an equally protective policy, or implement the federal ETS.

Once the U.S. Department of Labor signs off on the ETS, it will go into effect immediately. As of now, the DOL has not signed off on the ETS.

“Our position in our communications to the Department of Labor, is that if it goes into effect, when it takes effect, it needs to be as easy as possible and as the least burdensome on our businesses,” Lucas said. “What our businesses do not need is an additional overreach and additional regulations piled on top of them at this time.”

The Alliance has launched two regional business surveys regarding the proposed new vaccine mandates. One was to gather initial questions that members had concerning the mandate with feedback centered…

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