Perspectives on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force
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Last week, we reported on the District of Columbia’s newly-announced requirement that certain indoor facilities verify that patrons, ages 12 and over, are vaccinated against COVID-19. Here’s some additional information that you should know.
In November, with the pandemic apparently subsiding in DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser eased the City’s indoor mask mandate. On December 20, with COVID-19 cases again on the rise, Mayor Bowser declared a new state of emergency and reinstated the mask requirement.
On December 17, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued an Opinion lifting the stay of OSHA's emergency temporary standard (ETS) requiring employers with 100 or more employees to implement mandatory COVID-19 vaccine or weekly testing policies for their employees.
The City of New York Set To Become First In Nation To Impose COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate on Private Employers
On December 6, 2021, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all private sector employers that employ more than one employee in New York City.
A combination of high debt, low interest rates, and supply and labor shortages has contributed to inflation. Some of this impact is the direct result of the COVID pandemic. COVID has also caused distress in certain vulnerable sectors. It appears that inflation and COVID may be here to stay, at least
The City of New York Set to Become First in Nation to Impose COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate on Private Employers
On December 6, 2021, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio announced a new COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all private-sector employers who employ one or more employees in New York City.
Shifting standards and deadlines place additional burdens on contractors seeking to remain in compliance.
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New Single-Dose Antibody Injection Effective at Preventing Both Initial COVID-19 Infections and Disease Progression in High-Risk Individuals
On November 18, 2021, just a few days before the Omicron variant suddenly revealed itself to the world, the preliminary results of two Phase III clinical trials were announced by AstraZeneca, bringing new hope to high-risk populations.
Last week, the EEOC again updated its COVID-19 technical assistance; this time, to include more information about employer retaliation in pandemic-related employment situations.
NLRB’s General Counsel’s Office Issues Guidance on the Obligation to Bargain Over Implementing OSHA’s COVID-19 ETS
We have reported on OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”), published on November 5th, that mandates that covered employers require their employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or obtain weekly COVID-19 tests and wear a facemask in the workplace.
On November 12, the Fifth Circuit extended its stay on OSHA’s COVID-19 vaccination and testing emergency temporary standard (ETS), which mandated that employers with 100 or more employees require their employees to get vaccinated or undergo weekly testing for COVID-19.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Emergency Rules for filings, service, and statutes of limitation remain in effect in California state courts. While “temporary” rules first went into effect on April 6, 2020, many remain in place more than 18 months later.
On Friday, November 5, 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a comprehensive interim final rule, the Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination rule.
Darrell S. Gay, Henry Morris, Jr., Michael L. Stevens, Nicholas L. Collins, Douglas A. Grimm, FACHE, Lowell C. Brown
On November 4, 2021, CMS issued its Omnibus Staff Vaccination Rule, mandating that all Medicare and Medicaid-certified facilities regulated under Medicare health and safety standards require that their employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 4, 2022.
On November 4, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its long-awaited emergency temporary standard (ETS) mandating that large employers require employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or obtain weekly tests and wear face coverings in the workplace.
Accommodating Requests for Religious Exemption to Employer COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: EEOC Updates COVID-19 Technical Assistance
Earlier this week, the EEOC updated its COVID-19 Technical Assistance.
The Biden Administration just announced that starting November 8, 2021 there will be stricter vaccine and COVID testing requirements for all air travelers into the US.
On October 13, 2021, the EEOC once again issued updated FAQs concerning the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, among others, to issues arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Large employers should soon have specific guidance on complying with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) vaccine and testing mandate.
As COVID-19 vaccination mandates continue to increase across the country, employers are legally required to manage, and in some cases accommodate exemption requests
Vaccine Mandate for Government Contractors: Guidance and FAR Class Deviation Bring Clarity and Questions
On September 24, 2021, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force published its Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors that set forth the requirements for a covered contractor.
Health Care Practice Leader Douglas Grimm presented to the Center for Telehealth & eHealth Law (CTeL) on August 6 regarding the statuses of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergencies (PHEs) across the United States.
In addition to the ever-growing number of fraud charges brought in connection with the SBA’s PPP program, recent indictments issued across the country in connection with Covid-19 unemployment benefits and economic injury disaster loans further evince the DOJ’s continued priority to pursue Covid-19 r
As the world looks to move forward with employees either returning to the workplace or staying remote, there are a host of new laws and regulations that need to be understood and complied with. This timely webinar is co-sponsored by the Metropolitan Black Bar Association's Labor and Employment Secti