This week, the U.S. Supreme Court halted the Biden administration from mandating that all employees at companies with 100 or more workers to be vaccinated or tested weekly.
NJBIA President and CEO Michele Siekerka told multiple media outlets this week that the right decision was made.
“We think it’s the absolute right outcome,” Siekerka told NJ Spotlight News Senior Correspondent Brenda Flanagan. “With the mandate like this and a hiring and retention crisis like we have here in New Jersey, this would have created only more challenges.”
The court did allow the Biden administration to proceed with vaccine mandates for most healthcare workers in New Jersey.
While she acknowledged that the type of work environment and workforce might inform such a requirement, Siekerka also noted the questionable constitutionality of the more wide-ranging mandate denied by the Supreme Court.
“I think if you go back to the Constitutional issues underlying all of this, I think the court went in the right direction,” she told NJ101.5 News reporter David Matthau.