Chris Nickels Provides Insight for Article on Employer Vaccine MandatesBusiness Insurance 01/19/22
A Business Insurance story about employer vaccine mandates included insight from Chris Nickels, a Labor & Employment partner in the Quarles & Brady Milwaukee office. The story addressed options for employers in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning the federal government’s vaccine mandate for companies with 100 or more employees.
An excerpt from the article:
Eliminating OSHA’s temporary standard let most employers off the hook with regards to the agency’s “administration burden” of compliance, yet it did not change some employers’ march toward mandatory vaccinations, said Chris Nickels, Milwaukee-based partner and chair of the OSHA subgroup at Quarles & Brady LLP.
“Certainly some of my clients have gone forward with mandatory vaccination policies,” he said, adding that some have been barred by state regulations. Several states — Montana and Tennessee, for example — have enacted laws banning employers from mandating COVID-19 vaccinations.