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Supreme Court Rules – Blocked Biden Vaccine Mandate; Healthcare Workers Must Be Vaccinated

On Thursday, January 13, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the vaccine mandate introduced by President Joe Biden that would have required employers with more than 100 employees to require all employees be vaccinated or wear masks and be tested weekly. The mandate, promulgated by the federal workplace safety agency, OSHA, would have impacted more …

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OSHA Suspends Implementation and Enforcement of COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Mandate

On Nov. 16, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) suspended its implementation and enforcement activities of the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard it published on Nov. 5, 2021. The agency posted a brief statement on its webpage stating:  “While OSHA remains confident in its authority to protect workers in emergencies, OSHA has suspended activities …

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Breaking News Update: Federal Appeals Court Blocks Biden Administration’s New Vaccine-or-Testing Policy

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans has issued a stay temporarily blocking President Biden’s new COVID-19 vaccination-or-testing policy for businesses with at least 100 employees companywide. The court issued the ruling after a range of lawsuits were filed in states across the country challenging the policy. The appeals court granted the emergency …

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BREAKING NEWS: OSHA Issues COVID-19 Workplace Vaccine and Testing Mandate

This morning, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to implement President Biden’s vaccine mandate stating that employers with 100 or more workers must require COVID-19 vaccinations or a weekly negative test result before coming to work. The implementation of the vaccine mandate will impact more than …

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How will the new mask recommendations impact your workplace? – HR Affiliates Blog

New Mask Recommendations and the Workplace The CDC is now recommending that everyone – including fully vaccinated individuals – wear masks in indoor public settings in all areas with substantial and high transmission of the COVID-19 virus and get tested following exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. New CDC Recommendations For Fully Vaccinated Individuals …

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OSHA Posting Requirements have changed due to Covid. Learn how these changes can affect your employees and your business. – HR Affiliates Blog

For those employers that are required to post OSHA’s Form 300-A, the agency provided an update for 2021. If you aren’t sure whether you are required to post, check the list of exempt industries here. For all OSHA recordkeeping requirements, click here.  Will OSHA expect employers to post their 300A Form in 2021? Check out this …

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EXECUTIVE ORDER ON PROTECTING WORKER HEALTH AND SAFETY – OSHA AND COVID-19 – HR Affiliates Blog

On January 21, 2021, President Biden issued an “Executive Order on Protecting Worker Health and Safety,” which requires the Department of Labor (“DOL”), acting through its Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”), to issue new COVID-19 workplace safety guidance for employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act within two weeks of the date of …

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