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Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

New York State Adopts CDC’s New COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation Rules for Employers

January 20, 2022

Via: JD Supra

As we previously reported, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidance to shorten its isolation and quarantine requirements. Joining other states and localities, on January 4, 2022, the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds the CMS COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

January 14, 2022

Via: LexBlog

On January 13, 2022, the United State Supreme Court upheld the Department of Health and Humans Services (“HHS”) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) COVID-19 vaccine mandate for staff working at Medicare-participating health care facilities. HHS/CMS had issued an […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

U.S. Supreme Court Issues Rulings in Challenge to OSHA Vaccine and Testing ETS and CMS Interim Final Rule

January 13, 2022

Via: LexBlog

Q: Did the U.S. Supreme Court issue a ruling in the challenge to OSHA’s vaccine and testing emergency temporary standard (ETS) and CMS interim final rule (IFR)? A: Yes. On January 13, 2022, the Court granted the applications for stays […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

California Employers Can Face Lawsuits by Third Parties Claiming Injuries From Employees Infected With COVID-19

January 11, 2022

Via: JD Supra

California employers whose employees become infected with COVID-19 while in the workplace and pass the infection to family members can be sued in civil court for resulting injuries suffered by third parties. A California appellate court has ruled in the […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Take 2: OSHA Vaccine or Testing Mandate Back in Effect

December 27, 2021

Via: JD Supra

After being put on hold by court orders, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) emergency temporary standard (“ETS”) mandating vaccination or weekly testing of employees of businesses with 100 or more workers is back in effect. On Friday, December […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

New York State Department of Labor Issues Proposed Rule for HERO Act Workplace Safety Committees

December 22, 2021

Via: National Law Review

On December 22, 2021, the New York State Department of Labor (“NYDOL”) issued a proposed rule regarding workplace safety committees under the HERO Act. As we have previously reported, the HERO Act requires all employers in New York State to […]


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6th Circuit Dissolves Stay of OSHA ETS Regarding COVID-19 Safety Mandates for Covered Employers

December 21, 2021

Via: JD Supra

A divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit dissolved the 5th Circuit Court of Appeal’s stay of OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) with respect to COVID-19 on Dec. 17, effectively reinstating the ETS stayed […]


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California and New York City Issue Updated COVID-19 Mandates

December 21, 2021

Via: JD Supra

California On December 13, 2021, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), citing the Omicron variant and the need for additional protection during the holiday season, issued statewide guidance requiring face masks to be worn in all “indoor public settings” […]


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6th Circuit reinstates workplace vaccine mandate, says OSHA authority isn’t limited to hard hats, goggles

December 20, 2021

Via: ABA Journal

A federal appeals court has reinstated an employer vaccine mandate after it was chosen to hear challenges to the Biden administration’s directive. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Cincinnati reinstated the vaccine mandate in a 2-1 decision filed […]


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Legal updates on challenges to CMS vaccination mandate may cause more uncertainty

December 17, 2021

Via: JD Supra

Decisions over the past few days on Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) COVID-19 vaccination mandate litigation we previously reported[BB1] earlier this month may cause more confusion. The CMS vaccination rule, which includes original compliance deadlines of early January […]