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Private Businesses in Texas Can No Longer Require Vaccines Under New Law

On November 10, 2023, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a law banning COVID-19 vaccine mandates by private employers passed during Special Session #3 of the 88th Legislature. This new law prohibits private employers from requiring employees or contractors to receive a COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment. Employers that violate this law are subject to a potential $50,000 fine as well as a lawsuit and injunctive relief from the Texas Attorney General. The bill empowers the Texas Workforce Commission to investigate complaints by employees, contractors, or prospective employees or contractors alleging their employer or prospective employer has taken adverse action against them for not receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.

If you have questions about this new Texas law please contact Mr. Robert J. Garrey at [email protected] or by phone at 214-919-3555.