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Axios reports that The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said on Friday that it is legal for companies to require employees to be vaccinated, and can offer unlimited rewards to those employees to incentivize them to be vaccinated, though those rewards cannot be "coercive."

The EEOC said that "companies must still provide reasonable accommodation for employees who are exempt from mandatory immunization under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act," CBS News reports.

KC's View:

I'm guessing that most retailers will want to stop short of mandating employee vaccination … they'll want to strongly encourage it and incentivize it to the great degree possible, without actually requiring it.

After all, like masks, vaccines have been made a political issue by some, and requiring them can create far more difficult problems than they should.