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U.S. Supreme Court Puts OSHA COVID-19 Vaccine-Or-Test ETS Back on Ice

the U.S. Supreme Court has granted a temporary stay of the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard. Read more. Continue Reading…
January 14, 2022

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid to Enforce Its COVID-19 Vaccination Rule, Sets New Deadlines

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will enforce its COVID-19 vaccination requirement in 25 states, the District of Columbia, and other territories. Read more. Continue Reading…
January 10, 2022

CDC Recommends Shorter Isolation, Quarantine Periods for COVID-19 Infections, Exposures

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that it is updating its quarantine and isolation guidance. Read more. Continue Reading…
January 10, 2022

White House, State Department Announcements on Travel Restrictions, Visa Interviews, and More

As 2021 comes to an end, the White House and the Department of State have announced: South African Travel Restrictions Lifted. The 14-day travel restrictions on southern African countries will be lifted as of midnight on December 31, 2021. Adopted on November 29th, the restrictions based on spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant have been in effect... Continue Reading…
January 10, 2022

Coworking Spaces: COVID-19 Considerations

As workplaces are reimagined, employers and operators of coworking spaces need to consider how to operate safely in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more. Continue Reading…
January 10, 2022


The status of the OSHA ETS is evolving daily. See below for the most recent updates. SCOTUS Questioning Suggests OSHA ETS is Squeezing an Elephant into a Mousehole Flurry of Briefs Filed Supporting, Opposing OSHA COVID-19 ETS in U.S. Supreme Court OSHA Withdraws COVID-19 Healthcare Emergency Temporary Standard, Vows to Use General Duty Clause After... Continue Reading…
January 7, 2022

COVID-19 State Updates

Several cities, states, counties and Puerto Rico have made updates to their COVID-19-related laws, regulations and orders. See below for the latest news. California California Mandates COVID-19 Booster for Workers in Health Care, Adult Care Facilities and Direct Care by February 1, 2022 Cal/OSHA Finally Publishes Public Notice to Follow CDPH Guidance California Extends Indoor... Continue Reading…
January 7, 2022

New Bills Seek to Void Restrictive Covenants for Employers with Vaccine Mandates

Employers in the U.S. are facing regulatory upheaval on multiple fronts. The federal government has taken up a new interest in potentially limiting the applicability of restrictive covenants, such as non-compete agreements. Meanwhile, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) (currently stayed by the Fifth Circuit) requiring employers with 100 or more... Continue Reading…
December 23, 2021

ICE: I-9 Flexibility to Continue Through April 2022

ICE has announced it will extend I-9 flexibility until April 30, 2022, due to continuing precautions related to COVID-19. The guidance remains the same: Employees who work exclusively in a remote setting due to COVID-19 continue to be temporarily exempt from the in-person requirements associated with Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, until they start working at a... Continue Reading…
December 23, 2021

Cal/OSHA Announces ETS Amendments and Updates

Cal/OSHA’s ETS is Amended and Extended to April 2022 On December 16, 2021, Cal/OSHA’s Standards Board voted to readopt the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) with several revisions. This vote comes on the heels of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issuing a state-wide face-covering requirement for indoor public settings and in the wake of uncertainty... Continue Reading…
December 21, 2021