Employers should work with employees for submissions of their vaccine records but also make sure that the systems they have in place meet compliance and security guidelines. (Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM)

Employers are on notice after the Biden administration announced that companies with 100 or more workers will be required to track employees who have received the COVID-19 vaccination and conduct weekly testing for those who are not immunized. For small to medium-sized companies, especially, the directive could seem daunting. I know many employers are still rebounding from 2020 and have limited resources available to implement and manage a new mandate, but the costs for non-compliance are steep, with fines of up to $14,000 per violation possible.

Although the details of the government requirements are not yet known, companies can begin basic planning around record-keeping, payment allocation, and reporting immediately to stay ahead of the curve and keep their employees informed.

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