Tag: OSHA

News
November 30, 2021
On November 12, 2021, that federal appeals court “permanently” enjoined (blocked) the implementation of OSHA’s rules.  As a result of the court’s decision, OSHA has paused its own enforcement of the rules—a fact noted on their website. At present, OSHA’s pause is temporary because OSHA expects the federal court’s “permanent” injunction to be eventually overturned, as do several other legal observers.  In fact, related litigation is pending before a different court of appeal—and these cases may eventually make it up to the U.S. Supreme Court. So, this may not be the end of the federal OSHA rules.
News
November 10, 2021
On Thursday, November 5, 2021, federal OSHA published a vaccinate-or-testing mandate for employers with 100 or more employees. The new rules are voluminous, and from the start, were bound to be controversial and subject to legal challenge. One such challenge has temporarily succeeded—at least for now—as a federal court of appeal has temporarily stayed (halted) the implementation of these federal OSHA rules.
News
September 28, 2021
Earlier this month, employers heard that federal OSHA is planning to roll out a national vaccine-or-testing mandate for large employers (i.e., employers with a workforce of at least 100 employees). While details of that mandate have not been made public yet, employers would do well to plan ahead.
News
September 14, 2021
On September 9, 2021, the Biden Administration announced that employers with 100 employees or more will be—in the near future— required to ensure that their workplace is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or otherwise subject to at least weekly COVID-19 testing before coming to work. It is estimated that the new rule will affect at least 80 million workers in the private sector.