Ben Woodard Quoted in The Business Journals on Biden's Employer Mandate
Attorney Ben Woodard was recently quoted in The Business Journals regarding President Biden's new mandate that calls for large employers to mandate the Covid-19 vaccine or regularly test unvaccinated workers. In the article published on September 10, Woodard says that Biden’s plan does not directly address who will pay for regular Covid-19 testing for unvaccinated workers.
The plan includes an expansion of free testing at pharmacies, but it’s unclear whether employers will be able to use those options for their regular testing programs. Woodard says that insurers and health plans are currently required to pay for testing if there is a medical reason for the insured individual to be tested. Moving forward, employers must remain vigilant and keep up-to-date with the upcoming DOL/OSHA rule.
Woodard is a tenacious litigator with extensive trial experience representing clients in employment matters, False Claims Act cases, alleged bad faith insurance cases, product liability lawsuits and commercial disputes. His diverse litigation experience provides him with an in-depth understanding of multiple areas of the law and stages of litigation. As a former intern for a federal judge, Woodard brings a highly valued perspective to his cases that incorporates his insight into judicial decision-making.