President Biden asking employers to provide PTO for employees to get COVID-19 vaccination
President Biden is asking employers to provide PTO for employees to get a COVID-19 vaccination.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -President Biden announced he has called on every employer in the U.S. to provide paid time off to their employees for any time needed to get vaccinated and any time it takes to recover from the after-effects of vaccination.
According to a release, President Biden said he will announce a paid leave tax credit that will offset the cost for employers with fewer than 500 employers to provide full pay for any time their employees need to get a COVID-19 vaccination or recover from that vaccination.
President Biden is scheduled to make an announcement Wednesday and expects the country will meet his goal of 200 million shots administered in 100 days on Thursday—a goal he doubled after meeting his original goal of 100 million shots by day 58 of the Administration.
On Monday, April 19, in response to the President’s directive, every adult aged 16 and over in every state and territory is now eligible to get vaccinated.
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