DOL Officially Withdraws OSHA ETS

After having the OSHA ETS rejected by the SCOTUS last week, the Department of Labor (DOL) this week announced that it was officially withdrawing its Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that would have required that all employers with 100 or more employees require either their vaccination or a weekly negative COVID test. It also formally published…

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SCOTUS Blocks Large Employer Mandate!

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled that the employer mandate imposed by the Biden administration exceeds the authority of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) putting an end to the vax or test mandate. The decision comes just days after the mandate technically took effect on January 4, although the…

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SCOTUS Hears Vaccine Mandate Today

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) will hold a special session today, January 7, 2022, to hear oral arguments on the large employer vaccinate-or-test mandate of the Biden administration. You’ll recall that the Appellate Court for the 5th Circuit Court had previously issued a temporary restraining order against the mandate back in November.…

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SCOTUS to Judge Final Round

The final round in the heavyweight fight over a couple of the Biden vaccine mandates – including the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for private employers with 100 or more workers – is set to be argued before the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) on January 7. In taking up the issues, the…

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Court Expands Mandate Injunction

In the latest in a string of legal losses for the Biden administration over its vaccine mandates on private employers, a federal district court issued a nationwide preliminary injunction this week prohibiting the government from enforcing its COVID-19 vaccination mandate for federal contractors. The ruling follows nationwide injunctions issued against the vaccine mandate for private…

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OSHA Extends Vaccine Comment Period

Although the President’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for a national vaccine mandate for employers with 100 or more workers has been put on hold by the federal courts, the administration is proceeding under the assumption that it will ultimately be upheld and implemented. Earlier this week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the agency…

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Federal Contractor Mandate Stayed

Similarly, the Biden vaccine mandate for federal contractors was also enjoined this week when a U.S District Court Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove in the Eastern District of Kentucky, granted a preliminary injunction early this week covering the states of Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio. Initially thought to only apply to contracts for services, it had been…

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Court Stays, OSHA Suspends ETS

Some important happenings this week with regards to the Biden administration’s vaccine mandates for employers with 100 or more employees. Following up on its original order granting an emergency stay against the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), the Circuit Court of Appeals for the 5th District, headquartered in New Orleans, went one better this week and…

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Appeals Court Stays Biden Mandate

On Saturday, the New Orleans based 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals granted a temporary stay against the Biden vaccine mandate for private employers with 100 or more employees. Despite the court’s order, the Biden White House announced it was expects the mandate to move forward and suggested that businesses begin planning for its implementation…

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OSHA Vaccine Mandate

Yesterday, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) finally issued its language on the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) mandating vaccinations for certain employees as directed by President Biden back in September. Under the mandate, covered employers – which essentially includes all businesses with 100 or more employees – must require their employees be vaccinated against…

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