After a prolonged period of remote working, employers in many jurisdictions are encouraging employees to return to the office where it is safe to do so. A key question employers globally now have is whether they can require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.
In Asia Pacific, differing government strategies to tackle the spread of COVID-19 and different vaccination drives and timelines mean that the position differs from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. This makes it particularly challenging for multi-national employers who often want to adopt a global position on such issues.
In this publication, we aim to provide global employers with a snapshot of recent developments on mandatory employer COVID-19 vaccinations across 11 jurisdictions in the Asia Pacific region.