Crunch time for workplace vaccine mandates: U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in
A nurse administers the COVID-19 vaccine at a baseball game on Aug. 5, 2021, in Springfield, Missouri. - Spencer Platt/Getty Images North America/TNS

In the midst of the latest surge in omicron COVID-19 cases, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Friday on whether the Biden administration can force private-sector firms to vaccinate or test tens of millions of employees. The court is expected to make a decision swiftly that could freeze the vax-or-test mandates on businesses with more than 100 workers — and the threat of fines — or let the Biden plan be implemented, legal experts say. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, which regulates workplace safety, has said it could begin fining businesses that fail to comp...