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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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New York to Require Employee Electronic Monitoring Notification

On Nov. 2, 2021, the state of New York amended its civil rights laws to require employers to disclose electronic monitoring activities to their employees and to require employee acknowledgment before monitoring can begin. The amendments will be effective on May 7, 2022. Affected Employers The amendments apply to private individuals, corporations, partnerships, firms, or […]

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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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