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

    In a 6-3 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court has granted a temporary stay of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). To read this article in its entirety, please click here.
    January 13, 2022
  • U.S. Supreme Court Puts OSHA COVID-19 Vaccine-Or-Test ETS Back on Ice

    In a 6-3 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court has granted a temporary stay of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). The Court described the standard as a “blunt instrument” demanding most employers to require two-thirds of the American workforce to receive COVID-19 vaccinations or otherwise undergo weekly testing. The justices tipped... Continue Reading
    January 13, 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
  • SCOTUS Questioning Suggests OSHA ETS is Squeezing an Elephant into a Mousehole

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in the OSHA ETS case.  Of course one never knows how the Court will rule, but if the Justices’ questions are any indication, there could be a 6-3 split in favor of a stay, with Chief Justice Roberts, Justice Thomas, Justice Alito, Justice Gorsuch, Justice Kavanaugh, and... Continue Reading
    January 7, 2022
  • SCOTUS Questioning Suggests OSHA ETS is Squeezing an Elephant into a Mousehole

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in the OSHA ETS case.  Of course one never knows how the Court will rule, but if the Justices’ questions are any indication, there could be a 6-3 split in favor of a stay, with Chief Justice Roberts, Justice Thomas, Justice Alito, Justice Gorsuch, Justice Kavanaugh, and...
    January 7, 2022
  • OSHA Withdraws COVID-19 Healthcare Emergency Temporary Standard, Vows to Use General Duty Clause

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that it is withdrawing most of the Emergency Temporary Standard for healthcare employers (Healthcare ETS) it promulgated more than six months ago. To read this article in its entirety, please click here.
    December 29, 2021
  • After OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard for Healthcare Employers Expired …

    More than six months after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) promulgated an Emergency Temporary Standard for healthcare employers (Healthcare ETS), OSHA announced its intentions to propose an infectious diseases standard covering all industry sectors in April 2022. The agency said the new standard will address airborne, droplet, and non-bloodborne contact diseases. To read the article...
    December 27, 2021
  • Supreme Court to Consider Arguments on Pulling Plug on OSHA COVID-19 ETS

    The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled expedited arguments on the  U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit’s decision to lift the Fifth Circuit’s stay of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). To read the article in its entirety, please click here.
    December 23, 2021
  • Sixth Circuit Dissolves Stay of OSHA COVID-19 Vaccine ETS

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has lifted the Fifth Circuit’s stay of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on COVID-19 vaccination and testing for employers with at least 100 employees. In re: MCP No. 165, Occupational Safety & Health Admin. Rule on COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing, 86 Fed. Reg. 61402, Nos. 21-7000, et... Continue Reading
    December 20, 2021

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