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Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Affordable Care Act survives again; states have no standing to challenge individual mandate, SCOTUS rules

June 17, 2021

Via: ABA Journal

The Affordable Care Act remains intact after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Thursday that challengers do not have standing to challenge the law’s requirement to carry health insurance. Justice Stephen G. Breyer wrote the majority opinion, joined by Chief […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

OSHA Issues COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

June 10, 2021

Via: SHRM

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its long-awaited COVID-19 emergency temporary standard today. The standard will apply only to the health care industry with nonbinding guidance for other employers. The standard aims to “protect […]


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Cal/OSHA Passes Amended COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

June 8, 2021

Via: SHRM

On May 20, California’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board delayed a vote on proposed changes to the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS). At that time, the board claimed it would revise the ETS to address updated guidance from the […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

4 Takeaways from the EEOC’s Latest Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccines

June 2, 2021

Via: SHRM

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently updated its guidance on workplace COVID-19 vaccination policies. Although some compliance questions remain unanswered, the agency provided clarification for employers that require or encourage employees to get vaccinated. Employers have been anticipating […]


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Employers Can Require Covid-19 Vaccine Under Federal Law

May 28, 2021

Via: The Wall Street Journal

U.S. employers could require all workers physically entering a workplace to be vaccinated against Covid-19, the federal government said Friday. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued updated guidance stating that federal laws don’t prevent an employer from requiring workers to […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Can Employers Ask Applicants About Vaccination and COVID-19?

May 24, 2021

Via: SHRM

More employers are asking job applicants about their COVID-19 vaccination status, as they try to protect co-workers and customers. Before you add this to your list of interview questions, know that there are legal limits to such questions. Employers who […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

MIOSHA Updates Workplace COVID-19 Emergency Rules

May 24, 2021

Via: National Law Review

On May 24, 2021, Governor Whitmer announced updates to MIOSHA’s COVID-19 emergency rules, which supersede the prior version filed on October 14, 2020, and extended on April 13, 2021. The updated rules are set to remain in effect until October […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Workplace Experts Advise Caution as CDC Lifts Mask Recommendations

May 14, 2021

Via: SHRM

After more than a year of mask mandates and recommendations from public health authorities, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks in many indoor and outdoor […]


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Employee’s Social Security Disability Application Bars ADA Claim

May 12, 2021

Via: SHRM

An employee with a knee injury who sought Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits by claiming that he was totally disabled could not sue his employer for his discharge under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Family and Medical […]


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Cal/OSHA Issues Guidance on Fully Vaccinated Employees

May 11, 2021

Via: SHRM

On May 5, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health—known as Cal/OSHA—issued much-awaited FAQs, which provide clarity on whether employers must continue to exclude fully vaccinated employees from the workplace if they were exposed to a confirmed positive COVID-19 […]