Coronavirus in the Workplace

Coronavirus in the Workplace

New COVID-19 Rules in Germany – Proof of Vaccination, Recovery or Testing Mandatory for Employees
November 24, 2021
According to the amended German Protection Against Infection Act employees may only enter workplaces if they can prove that they are vaccinated against or have recovered from COVID-19 or if they have a negative test result.
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Vaccine Mandate Madness
November 17, 2021
It has been a tough couple of days for OSHA.
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OSHA Suspends Enforcement of Vaccine Mandate for Employers with 100+ Employees
November 17, 2021
On November 16, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that it is suspending all its implementation and enforcement efforts related to the Emergency Temporary Standard mandating vaccination or weekly COVID-19 testing in the workplace.
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Breaking News: OSHA Announces It Is Suspending Vaccination ETS Pending Court Challenges
November 17, 2021
On Tuesday, November 16, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that it is suspending all implementation and enforcement efforts related to the emergency temporary standard (ETS) on mandatory COVID-19 vaccination and testing in the workplace.
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Federal Appeals Court Stays OSHA Requirement For Large Employers To Either Mandate COVID Vaccination Or Have Unvaccinated Employees Submit To Weekly Testing
November 16, 2021
On November 5, 2021, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued its emergency temporary standard (“ETS”) requiring most private employers with 100 or more employees to either mandate their employees be vaccinated or submit to weekly testing.
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The NLRB Weighs in on OSHA's Emergency Temporary Standard
November 11, 2021
The NLRB announced in General Counsel Memo 22-03 that because the ETS includes options for compliance, unionized employers subject to the ETS have a duty to bargain with employee representatives over policies they are required to adopt.
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Wait – What Is Going On With the Vax-or-Test ETS?!!
November 9, 2021
Is it in effect or not? Do employers have to comply or not? Yes, everyone is confused. So here’s a quick overview of the very messy situation.
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Federal Appeals Court Blocks Emergency Vaccine Rule. What Does This Mean for Employers?
November 8, 2021
On Saturday, November 6, the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a temporary stay order, blocking OSHA from implementing its contentious vaccine mandate until the “grave statutory and constitutional issues” related to the law could be addressed.
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OSHA Sets Dec. 5 for Vaccine Mandate Deadline
November 4, 2021
On November 4th, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration released its much-anticipated Emergency Temporary Standard on COVID-19 vaccinations for large employers.
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OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate in a Nutshell
November 4, 2021
On November 5, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) will publish its Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) on the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate in the Federal Register.  Employers with 100 or more employees will have little time to come into compliance with the ETS.  The following is a summary of the more notable provisions within the ETS and employers’ obligations.
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Mandatory Vaccination Rules Issued for Large Employers and Healthcare Workers
November 4, 2021
Today, the Biden Administration rolled out two far-reaching COVID-19 vaccine mandates that apply to U.S. employers with 100 or more employees and all healthcare facilities (regardless of size) participating in Medicare or Medicaid.
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Illinois General Assembly Says Religious Objection Law Does Not Apply to COVID-19 Safety
November 1, 2021
On October 28, the Illinois General Assembly passed House Floor Amendment 3 to Senate Bill 1169, which amends the Health Care Right to Conscience Act to allow employers the right to “take any measure or impose any requirement…intended to prevent contraction or transmission of COVID-19.”
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