President Biden recently launched the “Path Out of The Pandemic Action Plan.” One of
the elements of the plan states that any company with over 100 employees either require their employees to be vaccinated or have a process for weekly testing to be conducted for the unvaccinated.
QPS, like all staffing companies, counts all of our associate employees in our headcount, not just those working at one location. Customers like yourself may fall into either category.
OSHA will issue an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to implement this expected
new rule. It is expected that this rule will impact over 80 million workers in the private
sector. The announcement included a statement that the rule will include the requirement for employers to provide paid time off for the time employees take to get vaccinated or to recover if they experience post-vaccination side effects.
As you can imagine, there are many unanswered questions. We don’t have the actual
OSHA rule itself yet and can only hope it will provide clarity.
With this new curveball being thrown, we are closely watching, planning and will keep
both yourself and our associates informed with the latest as we understand it.