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Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals strikes down stay on OSHA ETS; vaccine mandate to go into effect in early 2022

On December 17, 2021, in an opinion issued late Friday night, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ended the court ordered pause on OSHA’s vaccine mandate. Previously, the Fifth Circuit had put the vaccine mandate (OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard) on hold, and all federal litigation was consolidated to the Sixth Circuit. The Sixth Circuit’s ruling last Friday means that the OSHA ETS is now poised to go into effect with mandatory compliance in January 2022.
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Court grants national injunction on federal contractor COVID-19 vaccine mandate

On December 7, 2021, a federal judge in Georgia granted a request for injunction that paused the implementation of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors. Unlike an earlier case from the District of Kentucky that paused the mandate in only a few states, this recent order is applicable to the entire nation.
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OSHA issues COVID-19 vaccination mandate rules: Employers may face imminent compliance deadlines

On November 4, 2021, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced its long-delayed emergency temporary standard (ETS) which implements the Biden Administration’s decision that private, nonhealthcare employers with more than 100 employers mandate their employees receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The final rule is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on November 5, 2021.
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What businesses need to know about independent contractor misclassification audits

  by Michael T. Traxler, Esq. and Carson B. Morris, Esq.Misclassification of employees as independent contractors has been a hot button topic over the last several years for the trucking and construction industries. State and local governments have ramped-up...

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