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Employers Turn To Stricter Vaccine Rules As Virus Surges

By Vin Gurrieri (August 20, 2021, 7:54 PM EDT) -- Businesses may have a green light from federal regulators to offer workers rewards like cash for getting inoculated against COVID-19, but spiking infection rates are pushing employers to instead impose more punitive measures like weekly testing and benefits surcharges on unvaccinated employees, experts say.

With COVID-19 vaccination rates stalling and infections spiking in several parts of the country, some businesses are adopting measures that penalize workers who don't get vaccinated. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized three COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use, many employers initially tried to figure out the extent to which they could entice...

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