Federal guidelines are being developed to require businesses that employ over 100 people to make medical demands of their staff.

Back in early September President Joe Biden announced sweeping new measures that require employees at large companies to show proof of vaccination or proof of a weekly negative COVID test.

Mandates were expected to come down for medical workers and federal workers.

But now the Feds are looking to put the squeeze on the private business sector. Overall these new measures look to impact two-thirds of all US workers. This is pulled directly from the plan.

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is developing a rule that will require all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated or require any workers who remain unvaccinated to produce a negative test result on at least a weekly basis before coming to work. OSHA will issue an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to implement this requirement. This requirement will impact over 80 million workers in private sector businesses with 100+ employees.

Now before you go grabbing your pitchforks and torches, OSHA is just now "developing a rule".  This could take a while.   Although keep them pitchforks handy.

So look around your workplace.  How many people are in your crew? Are there business locations in other cities and states?

Businesses clearly do not have to be based in North Dakota.

Obviously right? Walmart employs thousands of NoDaks for sure.  But I thought I'd do some digging around about companies BASED in North Dakota that in fact employ over 100 people.  Zippia.com compiled a list of the 78 North Dakota-headquartered businesses that employ over 100 people. I'm sure a lot of these numbers could be up for debate.

Is one of these your employer?

If so, get ready to roll up your sleeve or clear out your desk. (or take and pass a COVID test every darn week).  Not quite yet though...but OSHA's working on it.

LIST OF THE 78 BIGGEST COMPANIES IN NORTH DAKOTA

RANKCOMPANYCITYEMPLOYEES
1Noridian Mutual Insurance CompanyFargo16,000
2MDU Resources GroupBismarck10,140
3MDU Construction Services GroupBismarck10,140
4Scheels All SportsFargo6,000
5ICSGrand Forks5,000
6North Dakota State UniversityFargo4,750
7Altru Health SystemGrand Forks3,800
8University of North DakotaGrand Forks3,500
9Forum Communications CompanyFargo2,500
10Knife RiverBismarck2,370
11CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck Medical CenterBismarck2,307
12Basin Electric Power CooperativeBismarck2,300
13Border States IndustriesFargo2,146
14Eide BaillyFargo2,000
15MBI Energy ServicesBelfield1,900
16Titan MachineryWest Fargo1,800
17Bilfinger WestconBismarck1,766
18Edgewood VistaBismarck1,556
19MeritCare South UniversityFargo1,470
20Midwest Motor ExpressBismarck1,367
21Red River Valley Sugarbeet Growers AssociationFargo1,365
22Bell BankFargo1,250
23Fargo South High SchoolFargo1,250
24RDO Equipment CompanyFargo1,182
25HITMandan1,000
26Leevers FoodsDevils Lake950
27Fisher Sand Gravel CoDickinson874
28Butler Machinery CompanyFargo809
29KLJBismarck780
30Tharaldson Hospitality ManagementFargo780
31Dakota Magic CasinoHankinson756
32Dakota Supply GroupFargo747
334000 Valley SquareGrand Forks720
34Magnum CompaniesFargo720
35Medora, NDMedora705
36Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa IndiansBelcourt700
37Ulteig EngineersFargo690
38Easter Seals Goodwill ND,Mandan650
39Paradiso Mexican Restaurant FargoFargo600
40Hornbacher’sFargo600
41Gate City BankFargo598
42R.D. Offutt CompanyFargo547
43First International Bank TrustWatford City540
44Bethany Retirement LivingFargo507
45Phoenix International Beteiligungs GmbHFargo375
46Corwin Automotive GroupFargo300
47CoreLinkFargo270
48Minnkota Power CooperativeGrand Forks270
49ABC SeamlessFargo240
50Hospice of the Red River ValleyFargo180
51Starion BankBismarck180
52Tecton ProductsFargo180
53E W WylieWest Fargo180
54BushelFargo180
55Williston Econ DevWilliston175
56Radio Free Fargo KRFF 95.9Fargo175
57Killdeer Mountain ManufacturingKilldeer175
58Lake Region State CollegeDevils Lake175
59International InnMinot175
60Tharaldson Property ManagementFargo175
61Bobcat CompanyWest Fargo175
62Rydell Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac of Grand ForksGrand Forks175
63Imaging SolutionsFargo175
64TrueNorth Steel – Fargo Tank and Structural SteelFargo175
65American Federal BankFargo150
66Gooseneck ImplementMinot150
67Baker BoyDickinson150
68Holland EnterprisesMapleton150
69Cole PapersFargo150
70ConvironPembina150
71EAPC Architects EngineersGrand Forks150
72Nodak InsuranceFargo129
73Dakota FenceFargo120
74Northern Improvement CompanyFargo120
75Crosscountry CourierBismarck120
76Job Service North DakotaBismarck120
77Miller Insulation CoBismarck120
78Bank ForwardFargo120

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