Supreme Court Confronts OSHA ETS

In a specially scheduled oral argument today, the U.S. Supreme Court heard two issues involving the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”).  One issue pertained to the merits of the appeal and whether the OSHA ETS was valid and enforceable.  The … Continue reading

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Predicting the Future of the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

With the enforcement of the Federal OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) on hold pending consolidated review by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit after multiple legal challenges and a temporary stay by the Fifth Circuit on … Continue reading

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Sixth Circuit Wins ETS Lottery and OSHA Suspends ETS-Related Activities

Yesterday, November 16, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (the “Panel”) held a lottery to select the federal appeals court to address the 34 petitions seeking review of the COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”). Since the ETS … Continue reading

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OSHA Ordered to Cease Implementation of Vaccination and Testing ETS Pending Further Court Order

On Monday, November 8, 2021, Snell & Wilmer published a Legal Alert explaining that, on November 6, 2021, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans granted a stay and suspended the federal OSHA emergency temporary standards (ETS) requiring employers to … Continue reading

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OSHA’s Vaccination and Testing ETS Suspended

On Friday, November 5, Snell & Wilmer published a Legal Alert and blog regarding the provisions and effective dates of the federal OSHA Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (‘ETS”). We noted that legal actions objecting to the enactment and enforcement of … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing ETS

Almost two months after President Biden’s announcement of his administration’s mandatory vaccination plan, yesterday, November 4, 2021, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) published its Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”).  The ETS becomes enforceable today, November 5, 2021.  Essentially, … Continue reading

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President Biden Issues New Vaccine Mandate For All Employers With 100 Or More Employees

Frustrated with a lagging rate of vaccinations, the Biden Administration decided to get out the stick since the carrot has not improved the vaccination rates to the levels that it wants to see. The Department of Labor, through the Occupational … Continue reading

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President Biden Focuses on Strengthening COVID-19 Workplace Compliance

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) issues and proposed actions took center stage in the first week of the Biden Administration. The President called for greater enforcement by OSHA of more stringent worker safety standards. Central to this call is greater … Continue reading

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Cal-OSHA Emergency COVID-19 Regulation

On Thursday, November 19, 2020, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board unanimously passed an emergency Cal-OSHA regulation. The final draft was sent to the Office of Administrative Law (“OAL”) on November 20, 2020. OAL will have 10 days … Continue reading

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A Roadmap to Reopening or Resuming Business in the Midst of a Pandemic

As businesses begin to contemplate reopening, what will be the expected norms for employees, vendors, customers, and visitors? Click here for more information.

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