Coronavirus in the Workplace

Coronavirus in the Workplace

The Vaccine Mandate Madness Continues
December 3, 2021
This week, courts blocked two different vaccine mandates issued by the Biden administration.
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Federal Covid-19 Vaccine Mandates: How it Started, How it's Going
December 3, 2021
As summarized below, three separate federal courts issued new rulings this week blocking the implementation of the vaccine mandates of federal contractors and health care workers. This follows prior injunctions against enforcement of the COVID-19 mandates issued throughout the month of November.
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President Biden Announces New Action Plans to Battle COVID-19 Including Mandate that Group Health Plans Cover Free At-Home Testing
December 2, 2021
Of interest to employers and your group health plans is the President’s stated intent that by January 15, 2022, the Departments of Health & Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury issue guidance to clarify that group health plans and health insurance issuers must cover the cost of at-home COVID-19 diagnostic tests.
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COVID Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers On Hold Nationwide and Other COVID Developments
December 1, 2021
Louisiana Federal Judge Terry Doughty has issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against President Biden’s vaccine mandate for healthcare workers.
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New COVID-19 Rules in Germany – Proof of Vaccination, Recovery or Testing Mandatory for Employees
November 24, 2021
According to the amended German Protection Against Infection Act employees may only enter workplaces if they can prove that they are vaccinated against or have recovered from COVID-19 or if they have a negative test result.
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Vaccine Mandate Madness
November 17, 2021
It has been a tough couple of days for OSHA.
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OSHA Suspends Enforcement of Vaccine Mandate for Employers with 100+ Employees
November 17, 2021
On November 16, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that it is suspending all its implementation and enforcement efforts related to the Emergency Temporary Standard mandating vaccination or weekly COVID-19 testing in the workplace.
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Breaking News: OSHA Announces It Is Suspending Vaccination ETS Pending Court Challenges
November 17, 2021
On Tuesday, November 16, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that it is suspending all implementation and enforcement efforts related to the emergency temporary standard (ETS) on mandatory COVID-19 vaccination and testing in the workplace.
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Federal Appeals Court Stays OSHA Requirement For Large Employers To Either Mandate COVID Vaccination Or Have Unvaccinated Employees Submit To Weekly Testing
November 16, 2021
On November 5, 2021, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued its emergency temporary standard (“ETS”) requiring most private employers with 100 or more employees to either mandate their employees be vaccinated or submit to weekly testing.
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The NLRB Weighs in on OSHA's Emergency Temporary Standard
November 11, 2021
The NLRB announced in General Counsel Memo 22-03 that because the ETS includes options for compliance, unionized employers subject to the ETS have a duty to bargain with employee representatives over policies they are required to adopt.
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Wait – What Is Going On With the Vax-or-Test ETS?!!
November 9, 2021
Is it in effect or not? Do employers have to comply or not? Yes, everyone is confused. So here’s a quick overview of the very messy situation.
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Federal Appeals Court Blocks Emergency Vaccine Rule. What Does This Mean for Employers?
November 8, 2021
On Saturday, November 6, the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a temporary stay order, blocking OSHA from implementing its contentious vaccine mandate until the “grave statutory and constitutional issues” related to the law could be addressed.
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Tweets Follow

Dec 06

New @shrm Court Report: Police Officer Was Not Fired Because of His Political Activity or His Race https://t.co/JikyMA8Wkz

Dec 03

Ontario Passes the Working for Workers Act, 2021. Overview of changes affecting employers: https://t.co/7oK1IZJqyy

Dec 03

New @shrm Court Report: Part-Time Deputy Coroners Advance Overtime Claims https://t.co/JikyMA8Wkz