Some large companies have begun to issue vaccine mandates. Others are wary without a government directive. The Spinoff asks employers what they’re planning, and a specialist lawyer explains what businesses can and can’t do. Laura Scampion, the head of employment law and a partner at DLA Piper, answers curly questions such as, “When can an employer outside of [health and education] industries mandate that its employees must be vaccinated?” International employee experience expert Shane Green adds, ““It is important to be empathetic. For some people, the decision to get vaccinated is not easy… Managers need to reinforce that the conversation is not about requiring people to get vaccinated – it is about protecting each other.”