Supreme Court says NO to 100+ OSHA Vax or Test Rule, But Oks Vaccine Requirements for Healthcare Workers

On January 13, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the enforcement of the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) that would have required employees of employers with at least 100 employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing.  The Court held that OSHA had exceeded its authority. The Court stated that “[a]lthough Congress has… More

DC State of Emergency: COVID-19 Action Plan

On December 20, 2021, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced D.C.’s COVID-19 Action Plan in response to the unprecedented surge related to the Omicron variant.  The highlights of the Action Plan include: Reinstating the indoor mask mandate beginning December 21 at 6:00 a.m. until January 31, 2022 at 6:00 a.m. Instituting a mandate that all employees, contractors,… More

Emergency Alert- OSHA’s Vaccine or Test ETS is Back ON (Companies with 100+ Employees, Take Note!)

In a Friday night surprise for all business owners with at least 100 employees, the federal courts dissolved the stay on the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard, meaning that the rule requiring that employees either vaccinate or test weekly is now back in place.  For now.  As always, stay tuned, because there will almost certainly be… More

D.C. Enacts Paid COVID-19 Vaccination and Recovery Leave and Federal Contractor Vaccination Mandate Enjoined Nationwide

D.C. Paid COVID-19 Vaccination and Recovery Leave On November 18, 2021, the District of Columbia amended the Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act to provide paid leave for COVID-19 vaccinations and recovery. Effective immediately, the amendment requires D.C. employers to provide up to 2 hours of paid leave for an employee or a child who… More

USE THIS NOT THAT!

New Form Recommended by the EEOC for Processing Requests for Religious Accommodation, New Deadline for Federal Government Contractors As part of their overall effort to keep us on our toes, the EEOC is now suggesting that the request for religious accommodation form published by the White House’s Safer Federal Workforce Task Force may be overbroad. … More

Federal Contractors Take Note—Updated FAQ’s Provide A Little More Guidance on the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

Federal Government Contractors- the Safer Federal Workplace Task Force issued updated FAQs with a bit more guidance on how to comply with the federal contractor vaccine mandate. Based on questions we have been hearing from you, highlights from the updated guidance include: December 8th is still the deadline to be vaccinated. BUT– if an employee… More

100+ Employers—It’s Here! It’s Here! OSHA Finally Releases its Promised Emergency Temporary Standard on the COVID-19 Vaccine

President Biden directed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) to issue an Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) requiring employers with 100 or more workers to require that employees be vaccinated against COVID-19, or undergo weekly testing. OSHA released almost 500 pages of materials, so we are still working our way through the implications. And predictably,… More