Tag: Vaccine Mandate

December 21, 2021
COVID-19 laws are changing rapidly and unpredictably. This past Friday, December 17, 2021, a federal court in Ohio surprisingly reversed a nationwide injunction against federal OSHA’s COVID-19 vaccinate-or-testing mandate for large employers (i.e., employers with 100 or more employees). Thus, effective last Friday, the federal OSHA rules (the “Rules”) are back in effect.
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.
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.