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COVID-19
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UPDATED: December 21, 2021 A three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled 2-1 to reinstate OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring employees at private employers with 100 or more workers be vaccinated or else tested weekly for COVID-19 starting January 4, 2022. The ETS was published on November 5th and immediately...
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What does OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on COVID-19 vaccinations mean for your business? Join KDDK’s Nick Golding and Olivia Robinson on Thursday, December 16th from 9:00 to 10:30 CST via webinar presented by the Evansville Regional Economic Partnership to learn more about the proposed mandate. While the fate of the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine...
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On Tuesday, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana issued a preliminary injunction against the implementation of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) vaccine mandate for healthcare workers. This decision comes on the heels of a similar preliminary injunction issued Monday by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District...
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By Olivia Robinson and Nick Golding On November 16, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it is suspending all activities relating to the enforcement of its Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring private employers with 100+ employees to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations or weekly tests and wear masks pending further litigation. Published in the Federal Register...
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by Nick Golding, Jordan Heck, and Olivia Robinson Published November 5, 2021 Yesterday, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its long-anticipated emergency rule mandating private employers with 100 or more employees to develop, implement, and enforce policies requiring employees to either receive COVID-19 vaccinations or undergo weekly testing and wear face masks at...
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This post was updated on September 14, 2021. On September 8, 2021, President Biden issued a COVID-19 Action Plan concerning new vaccine mandates that may affect 100 million Americans. Large Private Employers and Paid Time Off to Get Vaccinated According to the Plan, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is developing...
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In an effort to relieve financial stress caused by COVID-19, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has introduced a program designed to provide financial assistance to individuals who have incurred COVID-19 funeral expenses for loved ones.  Such applicants must be over eighteen years of age, and a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national or qualified alien.  The...
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The recently enacted American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) provides temporary premium assistance under the COBRA to help Assistance Eligible Individuals (AEI) continue their health benefits. The premium assistance applies to periods of health coverage on or after April 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021. AEI are not required to pay their COBRA continuation...
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On March 15, 20121, a federal judge for the Middle District of Tennessee ruled that the Centers for Disease Control’s nationwide eviction moratorium is illegal and unenforceable. Three federal judges have now ruled that the moratorium is illegal, while two federal judges in other jurisdictions have upheld the moratorium. As a result, the eviction moratorium...
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The recent $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill is planned to be followed by further economic stimulus measures under the Biden administration.  It is widely anticipated that these additional stimulus packages will be paired with proposals for various tax increases on those earning over $400,000 annually.  One such proposal is to increase federal estate tax revenue...
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