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Employers breathed a collective sigh of relief as the United States Supreme Court issued an order stopping enforcement of OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring employees at private employers with 100 or more workers be vaccinated for COVID-19 or else wear face masks and be tested weekly. The ETS, which went into effect on January...
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In the state of Indiana, employees may be limited to the Worker’s Compensation Act as their sole remedy; however, a determination that an individual is an independent contractor would permit a claim for damages to be awarded from the party for whom the contractor is performing work. In December 2021, the Indiana Court of Appeals...
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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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On Friday, July 9, 2021, President Biden signed a sweeping Executive Order to promote competition across the US economy. The Executive Order urges more than a dozen federal agencies to crack down on competition problems across a variety of industries. What Employers Should Know First, it must be noted that the Executive Order includes only...
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The standard has long been in Indiana for schools to issue work permits for students who are under the age of 18. However, starting on July 1, 2021, this will no longer be the case. Instead, businesses who employ five or more minor employees will now be responsible for tracking and reporting information regarding their...
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