Bulletins

Supreme Court Halts OSHA ETS Vaccination and Testing Mandate

On January 13, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled to stay the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) vaccination and testing emergency temporary standard (ETS). The ETS was developed to establish a mandatory vaccination policy requirement for private employers with 100 or more employees. As a result, covered employers (those with […]

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Agencies Issue Guidance on Coverage of OTC COVID-19 Tests

At-home COVID-19 tests must be covered even if they are obtained without the involvement of a health care provider. On January 10, 2022, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury issued FAQ guidance regarding the requirements for group health plans and health insurance issuers to cover over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 diagnostic […]

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OSHA Vaccine-or-Test Mandate is Back with New Deadlines

In a somewhat surprising turn of events, a three-judge panel from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has lifted the stay on the OSHA vaccine-or-test mandate (the Emergency Temporary Standard, or ETS), which applies to employers with 100 or more employees. This decision is already being appealed, and the ETS could be put on hold […]

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Federal Law Alert: Court Halts OSHA’s Vaccination-or-Testing ETS

On Saturday, November 6, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals placed a temporary hold on the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring COVID vaccination or testing for employees of employers with 100 or more employees. The current ruling is temporary, but we expect to learn soon whether it will be extended.   OSHA Vaccination and […]

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NY HERO Act – Implementation of Prevention Plans Required

New York recently passed the New York Health and Essential Rights Act (NY HERO Act), which requires employers to adopt an airborne infectious disease exposure prevention plan. It also gives employees the right to form employee-management safety committees. On September 6, 2021, Governor Kathy Hochul announced the designation of COVID-19 as an airborne infectious disease under […]

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