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Injunction Issued against Biden's Vaccination Mandate for Federal Contractors

Injunction Issued against Biden's Vaccination Mandate for Federal Contractors

December 8, 2021 at 4:58 PM - Employment Law,

On December 7, 2021, Judge R. Stan Baker, a federal judge for U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, issued a nationwide injunction to block the enforcement of a vaccine mandate for federal contractors and subcontractors issued in response to President Biden’s Executive Order (EO) 14042, “Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors.”

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Latest OSHA Ruling Faces Legal Challenges

Latest OSHA Ruling Faces Legal Challenges

November 15, 2021 at 3:27 PM - COVID-19,

Update on OHSA's November 4 Ruling:

On November 12, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued its order and opinion, reaffirming its November 5 initial stay that halted enforcement of the emergency testing standard (ETS) issued by OSHA on November 4 (the "Mandate"). 

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OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Standard Mandating COVID-19 Vaccinations or Testing for Many Private Employers

OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Standard Mandating COVID-19 Vaccinations or Testing for Many Private Employers

November 5, 2021 at 11:37 AM - mandated vaccinations,

On November 4, 2021, the Biden Administration issued a final Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ruling in the form of an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) designed to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission in the workplace. OSHA also released a summary of the ETS and FAQs to support employer compliance with this new ETS.

Overview
Under the ETS, private employers with 100 or more employees will be required to:

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New York Mandates Paid Time Off for COVID Vaccinations

New York Mandates Paid Time Off for COVID Vaccinations

March 18, 2021 at 12:16 PM - COVID-19,

On March 12, 2021, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill (A3354B) mandating that employers provide their employees with paid time off to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Specifically, employees shall receive “a sufficient period of time, not to exceed four hours” per vaccine dose, and be paid at their regular rate of pay for the entire leave period. For employees receiving the 2-dose Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, they will be eligible for up to eight hours of paid leave.

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Understanding the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Understanding the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

March 25, 2020 at 4:00 PM - paid leave,

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which will go into effect on April 1, 2020, provides Coronavirus-related emergency paid sick leave and emergency family and medical care leave to eligible employees.  Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a “Questions and Answers” to address some preliminary questions related to the new FFCRA.  Earlier today, the DOL published a workplace poster which covered employers must distribute to current employees.  The posting requirement may be met by emailing or direct mailing this notice to employees, posting the notice on an internal or external website, or by physically posting the notice in a conspicuous place on the premises. 

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