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Supreme Court Stays OSHA ETS Vaccination and Testing Mandate

On Jan. 13, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled to stay the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) vaccination and testing emergency temporary standard (ETS). The ETS was developed to establish a mandatory vaccination policy requirement … Continue reading

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Agencies Issue Guidance on Coverage of OTC COVID-19 Tests

On Jan. 10, 2022, the Depts. of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury issued FAQ guidance regarding the requirements for group health plans and health insurance issuers to cover over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 diagnostic tests. Legal Requirements Plans … Continue reading

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EEOC Issues New Guidance on COVID-19 and ADA Disability

On Dec. 14, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued 14 new answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about what employers may or may not do to comply with federal fair employment laws during the COVID-19 pandemic. The new … Continue reading

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Why Is It So Hard to Find Workers Right Now?

Employers across the country are facing a pronounced issue right now: too many open positions and not enough workers. On its face, it might seem like there are not enough workers available for jobs—hence all the openings. But, confoundingly, that’s … Continue reading

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UNDERSTANDING THE FLU SEASON AND COVID-19

This year’s influenza (flu) season is expected to be active amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Flu season usually begins in October and peaks between December and February. As we’re amid the second flu season during the pandemic, it’s even more important … Continue reading

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Unions File Petitions Supporting COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing ETS

On Nov. 4, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a federal emergency temporary standard (ETS) requiring covered employers to develop, implement and enforce a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, or have employees undergo regular COVID-19 testing and wear … Continue reading

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Attraction and Retention Amid President Biden’s Vaccine Mandates

Attracting and retaining top talent is always a top challenge facing employers. With the COVID-19 pandemic, employers have had to navigate a tight labor market while supporting employees and adapting to local COVID-19 regulations. And soon, some employers may be … Continue reading

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DOJ and DHHS Issue Guidance on “Long COVID” and Federal Laws

On July 26, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) issued joint guidance on a medical condition called “long COVID” and how it may be considered a disability under various federal laws … Continue reading

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Employee COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Mandate Survey for Large Employers

Please find attached a link to download a Testing and Mandate survey for Large Employers Employee COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Mandate Survey for Large Employers    

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EEOC Files First COVID-19 ADA Accommodation Lawsuit

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently filed a disability discrimination lawsuit in Georgia federal court. This case represents the first COVID-19 pandemic-related lawsuit the EEOC has filed about a remote work request for an American with Disabilities Act (ADA) … Continue reading

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