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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And the ETS Lottery Winner is . . .

As you’re no doubt aware, the above legal challenge to the OSHA Vaccine ETS in the 5th Circuit Court was just one of many lawsuits filed against the mandate. In fact, as many as 26 states along with many private business interests filed litigation challenging the dictate by the Biden administration. As a matter of…

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CFA Webinar on ETS Status

While the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard is on hold in the courts for the time being, the delay provides covered employers with a great opportunity to prepare for the mandate becoming effective in January. But should you plan on it now or take a wait and see approach? Are there steps should be taking now…

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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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CFA Legal Symposium

Although the event itself is almost here, we wanted to remind you once more that the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) 2021 Legal Symposium will be held next week at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas on November 10-11. You can still register to attend and the line-up of top-notch franchise law firms is one…

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OSHA Issues Vaccine ETS

As we advised in a Membership Update earlier this week, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has completed its draft Vaccine Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) and sent it along to the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) within the Office of Management and Budget for final review. Once…

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Still Few Answers on Vaccine Mandate

Although the President announced the drastic step over one week ago, there is still very little known by way of definite answers on what will and will not be contained in the final Department of Labor Emergency Temporary Standard regarding his vaccine mandate – and it may be a few more weeks until we see…

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Biden Vaccine Mandate

Last night from the White House, President Biden announced that through the US Department of Labor’s Occupational and Safety Health Administration (OSHA), he will be requiring that all American employers with 100 or more employees mandate that their employees be vaccinated against the coronavirus or produce a negative COVID-19 test on a weekly basis. In…

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Virginia Increasing Restaurant Inspections, Fines

The state of Virginia, which in 2019 became a democrat trifecta state for the first time, this week became the first state to adopt an emergency workplace standard specific to the coronavirus pandemic. Governor Ralph Northam announced a new Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), which mandates that workers be provided with personal protective equipment this week.…

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