Survey: Most Employers Won’t Mandate COVID-19 Vaccination, but Are Uncertain About Incentives

A new survey of 700 businesses — conducted by OMA Connections Partner Fisher Phillips — shows the vast majority of employers are not considering requiring their employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine, but will encourage the shot.

The survey found that 43% of businesses were confused on whether and how to incentivize their workers to get inoculated due to legal uncertainties. (See this guidance on incentives for vaccinations.) Of those employers considering incentives, most said they would provide cash/gifts (38%) or paid time off (30%).

On Tuesday, Feb. 9, Fisher Phillips will offer a free webinar to address employer questions about COVID-19 vaccine issues, including incentives. 2/4/2021