May 28, 2021 - Health

Feds say employers can require vaccines and offer incentives

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Shared Harvest, myCovidMD and VAXEQUITY partnered to host the COVID-19 clinic at Homeboy Industries in downtown Los Angeles in April. Photo: Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

The federal government said Friday that it is legal for companies to require workers to get coronavirus vaccines. Companies can also offer unlimited rewards to workers to get vaccinated, as long as the employer doesn’t administer the vaccine.

Why it matters: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission finally cleared legal questions tied to how employers can increase the country’s vaccination rates.

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