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SCOTUS Blocks Biden OSHA Vaccine or Test Mandate and Gives the Green Light to CMS Vaccine Mandate

January 14, 2022

By Curry Sexton and John Vering

On Thursday, the United States Supreme Court simultaneously issued two important
opinions regarding vaccine mandates previously imposed by the Biden
Administration:

The
Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Emergency Temporary Standard requiring
COVID vaccination or weekly testing (“OSHA ETS”); […]

OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard Back in Force — For Now

December 21, 2021

By John Vering and Shannon Johnson

Stay Blocking Enforcement LiftedAs we recently advised you in a client alert dated December 15, 2021, federal courts had previously blocked enforcement of multiple COVID-19 vaccination mandates, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s […]

Federal Courts Block Enforcement of Vaccine Mandates for Healthcare Facilities

December 15, 2021

By Cody Weyhofen, Mark Opara,John Neyens, and John Vering

On November 29 and 30, 2021, the Eastern District of
Missouri and Western District of Louisiana, respectively, issued injunctions
blocking the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) from
implementing its Interim Final Rule (the “Interim Final […]

Courts Block OSHA and Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandates

By Cody Weyhofen, Mark Opara, John Neyens, and John Vering

December 15, 2021

Recently, federal courts blocked enforcement of
multiple COVID-19 vaccination mandates, including the Occupational Safety
and Health Administration’s (“OSHA”) Emergency Temporary Standard and President
Biden’s Executive Order 14042 regarding federal contractors and subcontractors
(the “Federal […]

CMS Issues Rule Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination for Staff of Healthcare Facilities Participating in Medicare and Medicaid

November 5, 2021By  John Neyens, Mark Opara and John VeringOn November 4, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its much-anticipated interim final rule requiring staff of healthcare facilities participating in Medicare and Medicaid programs to be fully […]

OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Standard on Workplace Vaccine or Testing Mandate

By: John Vering,  Mark Opara, and John Neyens

November 4, 2021

On
November 4, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
issued its much-anticipated Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) generally
requiring employers with at least 100 employees (which includes all full-time
and part-time employees, company-wide) to mandate that their […]

EEOC Updates Guidance on ADA and Title VII Issues Regarding COVID Vaccinations, Including Handling Religious Objections to Vaccinations

October 27, 2021

By John Vering, John Neyens,Shannon Johnson and Mark Opara

On October 13, 2021, the EEOC updated Section K of its Technical Assistance Questions and Answers regarding what employers need to know concerning ADA, Title VII and Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) obligations […]

White House Task Force Issues Vaccine Guidance for Federal Contractors

By Cody Weyhofen

October 22, 2021

On September 24, 2021, pursuant to President Biden’s Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors (the “Order”), the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force published guidance regarding COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements for […]