CONCORD, N.H. (CBS) – New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu is firing back at President Joe Biden’s vaccine requirement for all businesses.

Last week, President Biden announced that all businesses with 100 or more employees will need to require vaccination or weekly COVID testing as of January 4.

Sununu said the rule would be bad for small businesses, and is taking action.

New Hampshire is one of 11 states that has filed a legal challenge to the requirement.

During a press conference with business owners on Monday, Sununu said the order could force them to fire much needed staff.

“With the sweep of a pen, businesses are being told to fire their employees, many of whom are like family. It is wrong. No government entity should be interfering with that choice for these organizations,” Sununu said.

A federal appeals court put a temporary hold on President Biden’s measure, which would be enforced through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

CBSBoston.com Staff