Businesses refusing new federal vax mandate face fines up to $13,600 per violation

Businesses refusing new federal vax mandate face fines up to $13,600 per violation


US businesses that flout the Biden administration’s drastic new COVID-19 vaccine mandate could be slapped with massive fines of up to $13,600 for each violation.

President Biden announced Thursday a new Department of Labor requirement that orders businesses with more than 100 employees to require their staff to get vaccinated or be tested weekly.

“And if a workplace refuses to follow the standard, the [Occupational Safety and Health Administration] fines can be quite significant,” White House COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Zients said during a press briefing Friday.

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“Enforcement actions include fines up to $13,600 per violation.”

Federal workers and contractors won’t have a testing option in the sweeping new guidance that covers about two-thirds of the American workforce.

“Enforcement actions include fines up to $13,600 per violation,” said White House COVID-19 response czar Jeff Zients.AFP via Getty Images

Meanwhile, Zients noted many companies had implemented their own vaccine mandates prior to the federal guidance — helping to

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