Here's what Supreme Court's decision on vaccine mandate means for employees and employers: (1-13-22)
Villanova University law professor Ann Juliano explained what that means for employees and employers.
"Employers still have the ability to require employees to be vaccinated," said Juliano.
The news won’t change much for workers, says Jason Reisman, a labor attorney for Blank Rome in Philadelphia.
Workers who choose not to be vaccinated will likely not see a requirement from their employer if it was waiting for the outcome of the ruling. Those with religious or medical exemptions will remain exempt.
Employees must refer to what their company policy includes.
“Some companies will continue to enact vaccine mandates because their city, like New York, has a mandate, or just because that’s what they want to do.
"Employers who were maybe relying on the fact that the federal government was making them do it, they don't have that anymore as an excuse. If you're an employee at a business that was saying, 'it's not us, it's the federal government, they're making us do this' -- that's not in effect anymore," said Juliano.
The court is allowing the administration to proceed with a vaccine mandate for most health care workers in the U.S.