Federal Contractor Vaccine Obligation Remains on Pause & DOL Pulls Guidance on Time Spent Testing/Getting Vaccinated

As we reported in our January 14, 2022 Alert, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the enforcement of the OSHA ETS which required employees of companies with at least 100 employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing. The Supreme Court allowed the enforcement of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) rule requiring… More

Breaking News: DOL Finally Confirms Rules on When Employers Must Pay For Time Spent Testing/Getting Vaccinated

Finally providing an answer to one of the questions we frequently hear from employers, the DOL issued an FAQ outlining when Employers must pay for the time their non-exempt employees spend getting vaccinated and/or testing for COVID.  The FAQ can be found HERE.  During Normal Working Hours:  If the COVID activity occurs at work, DOL… More

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