January 31, 2023

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OSHA Vaccine Mandate Doesn’t Include Independent Contractors

All U.S. corporations with 100+ workers must ensure employees’ vaccination position or have them supply a unfavorable COVID-19 check at the time for each week starting Jan. 4, 2022 – but the rule most likely won’t have an affect on most Fla. RE brokerages.

WASHINGTON – The Biden administration formally announced obligatory vaccination policies for staff, an “Emergency Non permanent Standard” (ETS), on Thursday. Successful Jan. 4, 2022, companies with 100 personnel or more ought to either guarantee that they’re vaccinated or, alternately, have unvaccinated personnel present a destructive COVID-19 test after per week.

Even so, the new rule from the U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Protection and Health and fitness Administration (OSHA) should have very little affect on most Florida brokerages, due to the fact the language says, “Part-time staff do count toward the firm complete, but impartial contractors do not.”

Because most brokerages operate with a lot less than 100 personnel and a bigger roster of unbiased contractors, the real estate industry should sense only a small effect from OSHA’s announcement.

OSHA made an overview of the new prerequisites in the ETS on its web page.

A launch place out by the White Residence shown primary demands under the new mandate:

  • Get staff members vaccinated by Jan. 4 and call for unvaccinated staff members to create a detrimental exam on at the very least a weekly foundation: Vaccination means both two doses of Pfizer or Moderna, or one particular dose of Johnson & Johnson. Following that, all lined employers will have to be certain that any workers who have not gained the needed pictures produce a confirmed negative check to their employer at minimum weekly. The ETS explains the wide range of tests that comply with the regular.
  • Fork out personnel for the time it can take to get vaccinated: The guidelines have to have time off to get the vaccine moreover “if essential, unwell go away to recover from side results.”
  • Assure all unvaccinated staff members are masked
  • Compliance: Needs for employer reporting and recordkeeping are spelled out in the OSHA supplies.

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