Coronavirus in the Workplace

Coronavirus in the Workplace

Supreme Court Stays Vax-or-Test ETS But Allows CMS Vaccine Mandate – What Employers Need to Know
January 13, 2022
As predicted by most legal observers, a split U.S. Supreme Court has stayed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring employers with 100+ employees to mandate vaccinations or weekly testing/face coverings for their workforce.
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Biden Administration’s “Shot-or-Test” Rule Heads to the Supreme Court
January 7, 2022
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument on the OSHA Vaccination or Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS).
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OSHA Vaccine Mandate Update
December 21, 2021
Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has given the Biden administration until December 30 to respond to a cascade of lawsuits appealing the OSHA vaccine mandate for workers to go into effect.
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Sixth Circuit Revives OSHA's Large Employer Vaccine Mandate; Eleventh Circuit Leaves Nationwide Injunction on Federal Contractor Safer Workforce Guidelines in Place
December 20, 2021
In the late afternoon of Friday December 17, 2021, a three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted the nationwide stay imposed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in November.
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And They’re Back: Sixth Circuit Lifts Stay on OSHA’s ETS Regarding Mandatory Vaccination or Testing
December 20, 2021
On December 17, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit lifted the stay of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Emergency Temporary Standard which had previously been halted by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
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When Is COVID-19 a Disability? The EEOC Speaks
December 14, 2021
A COVID-19 infection, in and of itself, is not necessarily a disability that triggers employee rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act – but there are circumstances when it can be.
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Federal Contractors’ Vaccine Mandate Blocked Nationwide
December 8, 2021
On December 7th, a federal judge in Georgia placed a nationwide injunction on the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandate for federal contractors.
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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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Tweets Follow

May 17

The EEOC Speaks: Pay Discrimination – Intersectionality and Sex-Plus https://t.co/eo7NThzinE

May 17

California Hikes 2023 Minimum Wage https://t.co/yAHxoKLwV0

May 13

New @shrm Court Report: Single Use of Racial Slur Can Create Hostile Work Environment https://t.co/JikyMA8Wkz