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Supreme Court Blocks Large Employer (OSHA) Vaccine Mandate — Healthcare (CMS) Mandate Survives Scrutiny — Federal Contractor Mandate Remains on Hold

access_time Posted on: January 13th, 2022

The United States Supreme Court issued highly anticipated rulings today on the large employer (OSHA) and healthcare (CMS) vaccine mandates put forth by the Biden administration.   While neither ruling is final – both were procedurally interim rulings regarding previously imposed stays – both are almost certainly indicative of how the Court will ultimately rule. Concerning the large employer mandate, a 6-3 majority ruled that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) exceeded its authority. The Court stated, “[a]lthough Congress has indisputably given OSHA the power to regulate occupational dangers, it has not given that agency the power to regulate public… read more »

Labor and Employment Update — Healthcare (CMS) and Large Employer (OSHA) Vaccine Mandates Back in Play in PA – Federal Contractor Mandate Still on Hold

access_time Posted on: December 18th, 2021

Following the vaccine mandates over the past several weeks has seemed more like calling play-by-play than monitoring legal developments – and so we again find ourselves sorting through multiple changes of possession and challenges.   To bring everyone up to date, the current state of play is as follows:   Healthcare (CMS) Mandate  Initially blocked in 10 states by a Missouri federal judge on November 29, 2021, then blocked nationwide by a Louisiana judge on November 30, 2021.   UPDATE: A Fifth Circuit ruling on December 15, 2021, upheld the Louisiana court’s injunction – but only as to the 14… read more »

Labor and Employment Alert: Vaccine Mandates on Hold

access_time Posted on: December 9th, 2021

And just like that…three prongs of the broad federal vaccine mandate issued as part of the Path Out of the Pandemic initiative – specifically those applicable to federal contractors, certain healthcare workers, and employers with 100 or more employees – have been blocked by multiple federal courts. Here’s a rundown of where things stand as of today: Federal Contractor Mandate: Initially blocked in 3 states by a Kentucky judge on November 30, 2021, then blocked in all states by a Georgia federal judge on December 7, 2021. Healthcare Mandate: Initially blocked in 10 states by a Missouri federal judge on November… read more »

All Federal Vaccine Mandates Now on Hold

access_time Posted on: December 9th, 2021

This page features updates and new information from previous articles. And just like that…all three prongs of the broad federal vaccine mandate issued as part of the Path Out of the Pandemic initiative – specifically those applicable to federal contractors, certain healthcare workers, and employers with 100 or more employees – have been blocked by multiple federal courts. Here’s a rundown of where things stand as of today: Initially blocked in 3 states by a Kentucky judge on November 30, 2021, then blocked in all states by a Georgia federal judge on December 7, 2021. Initially blocked in 10 states… read more »

Labor & Employment Alert: Temporary Halt of Vaccine Mandate Enforcement

access_time Posted on: November 17th, 2021

An update to this article can be found HERE. The Fifth Circuit has extended its November 6, 2021 order temporarily halting enforcement of the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) mandating vaccination for employers with 100 or more employees.  To support its decision, the court cited constitutional concerns, as well as its finding that the ETS is both overinclusive – to the extent it applies to all workplaces in all industries – and underinclusive – based on its failure to require the vaccine for employers with fewer than 100 employees.  In response, OSHA stated that while it “remains confident in its… read more »

Labor & Employment Update: Vaccine Mandate Rules

access_time Posted on: November 4th, 2021

Article Updated 11/10/2021. An update to this article can be found HERE. While the Fifth Circuit has issued a temporary stay on implementation of OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard for large employers, this is not the final word.  The next step will be for the various lawsuits (there are others pending in the 6th, 7th, 8th, 11th, and DC Circuits) to be consolidated and assigned to a single court of appeals – to be chosen by lottery (yes, you read that correctly…).  That process is likely to occur next week, but it may be months before we have a ruling –… read more »

Business Law Seminar – May 6, 2021 — Benefit Corporations

access_time Posted on: April 23rd, 2021

Join us on May 6, 2021 for an engaging and interactive seminar during which we will explain what B Corp status is, how it relates to the benefit corporation legal structure, and what it takes to be part of this global movement.  Learn why other companies are going the extra mile and formally committing to balancing their impact on people and the planet with profits – and explore whether making that commitment is right for your business.   REGISTER NOW Is your business committed to using profits and growth as a means to a greater end for your employees, community, and the environment?  If so,… read more »

Webinar: Labor and Employment Law Update

access_time Posted on: April 8th, 2021

YCEA Leadership LuncheonThursday, April 22nd, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. CGA Law Firm’s experienced team of employment attorneys will provide proactive business leaders at all levels with an update on key employment law developments so far in 2021, a preview of the changes that lie ahead, and tips and strategies for maintaining compliance. Topics will include:–      Summary of labor and employment developments during the first 90 days of the Biden presidency–      Discussion of the latest COVID return to work and vaccination issues–      Important state law initiatives likely to impact Pennsylvania employersFeatured speakers, Attorneys Christine Nentwig and Zach Nahass, are Co-Chairs of the Labor and Employment… read more »

Employment Law Alert: 2021 Year to Date

access_time Posted on: February 22nd, 2021

After the employment-related challenges of 2020, many hoped this year would be a bit less exciting for employers. 2021, it seems, has other plans. After just one month, employers already appear to be on track to meet or exceed the number of challenges they faced in 2020.  With a continuing COVID pandemic, a new administration in the White House, and a shift in the balance of power Congress – we are certain to see many more changes in the months ahead.   Key developments include: The EEOC issued guidance in late December for employers who may be considering requiring employee vaccinations. Essentially the… read more »

Employment Law Alert: 2021 Year to Date

access_time Posted on: January 28th, 2021

After the employment-related challenges of 2020, many hoped this year would be a bit less exciting for employers. 2021, it seems, has other plans. After just one month, employers already appear to be on track to meet or exceed the number of challenges they faced in 2020.  With a continuing COVID pandemic, a new administration in the White House, and a shift in the balance of power Congress – we are certain to see many more changes in the months ahead.   Key developments include: The EEOC issued guidance in late December for employers who may be considering requiring employee vaccinations. Essentially the… read more »