COVID-19 vaccine mandate: what you need to know

This page contains valuable guidance to help identify the impact to your organization as well as resources to help comply with these requirements.

Vaccine mandate overview

On September 9, President Biden signed an Executive Order implementing several new policies to reduce the impact of COVID-19 in the workplace. These new policies present significant compliance obligations to employers, so please read on to learn how the vaccine mandate may affect your organization.

Which employers are affected and what is the requirement?

Affected Employers Requirement
Federal executive branch workers and employees of contractors that do business with the federal government (government contractors).
  • COVID-19 VACCINATION WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL WORKERS AND CONTRACTORS.
All private-sector employers with 100 or more employees.
  • ONSITE WORKERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO BE EITHER VACCINATED OR TESTED WEEKLY FOR COVID-19.
  • EMPLOYERS WILL ALSO BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE PAID TIME OFF TO GET VACCINATED AND RECOVER FROM POTENTIAL VACCINATION SIDE EFFECTS.
  • THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (OSHA) WILL ISSUE AN EMERGENCY TEMPORARY STANDARD (ETS) TO IMPLEMENT THE REQUIREMENTS ABOVE IN THE COMING WEEKS.
Medicare and Medicaid participating hospitals and other health care settings that receive Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement.
  • COVID-19 VACCINATION WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL WORKERS.

How ADP’s tools can help

ADP’s Return to Workplace solution offers the ability to track proof of vaccination as well as COVID-19 test results. It also includes sentiment and availability surveys, vaccine status surveys, health attestation and contact tracing capabilities.

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Additional resources

Gaining Peak Productivity: The Evolution of the 40-Hour Workweek

Blog Article

President Biden Issues COVID-19 Executive Order – Vaccine Mandate

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COVID-19 Employee Communications Toolkit

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Maintaining Compliance

COVID-19 Vaccination Guidance: Top Considerations for Employers

On September 9, President Biden signed an Executive Order implementing several new policies to reduce the impact of COVID-19 in the workplace. These new policies present significant compliance obligations for employers with 100+ employees, federal employees and employees of government contractors.