Hoboken, NJ asked in Employment Law for New Jersey

Q: My employer is requiring everyone gets vaccinated against COVID but I recently heard SCOTUS denied President Biden's

Vaccine mandate. Based on this, can my employer still require my vaccination or weekly testing,?

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3 Lawyer Answers
Lisa I. Fried-Grodin
Lisa I. Fried-Grodin
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  • Morristown, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Yes. Employers in NJ are allowed to require employees to get vaccinated as a condition of employment regardless of how the Supreme Court ruled in the OSHA case. They are required to make exceptions for those who can't get vaccinated for medical or religious reasons. Many health care employers are required by state law and by a rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid to require employees to be vaccinated. State law also require employees working for schools and the state to be vaccinated or undergo at least weekly testing.

Paula M. Dillon
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Paula M. Dillon
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  • Hackensack, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Yes. Private employers can require their employees to be vaccinated.

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer
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  • Clifton, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: The Supreme Court did not address private business mandates.

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