William Patrick, The Center Square
Louisiana businessman Brandon Trosclair is suing the Biden administration over its COVID-19 vaccination mandate aimed at private businesses with 100 or more employees.
Trosclair, an Ascension Parish resident, employs nearly 500 people across 15 grocery stores in Louisiana and Mississippi. Under the mandate, he will be forced to fire unvaccinated workers who do not comply with strict federal rules.
The policy also imposes nearly $14,000 in fines per employee if businesses are caught letting their workers skirt the mandate. “Willful violations” could result in fines up to $136,000.