On Tuesday, November 30, the Western District for Louisiana issued a preliminary injunction against the COVID-19 vaccine mandate issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). South Carolina joined in this lawsuit with thirteen other states (Louisiana, Montana, Arizona,
Continue Reading Mandatory Vaccines for Healthcare Workers Put on Pause

Join us on December 1, 2021, as we challenge the current thinking that any mention of religion in the workplace runs afoul of discrimination and harassment prohibitions under Title VII or that religious diversity requires a workplace devoid of religion.
Continue Reading Just in time for the 2021 holiday season – HSB DEI Webinar on Religious Diversity

As of today, OSHA announced that it “has suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement of the ETS [Emergency Temporary Standard] pending future developments in the litigation.” A link to the announcement can be found here. The announcement
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Please join Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Chris Gantt-Sorenson and Perry MacLennan on November 15 at 12 PM as they review the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) issued by OSHA on November 4, 2021. They will also discuss the Fifth Circuit Court of
Continue Reading What Employers Need to Know About OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard

On November 4, 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued an emergency regulation requiring COVID-19 vaccination of eligible staff at health care facilities that participate in the CMS reimbursement programs. This regulation applies to the following facilities
Continue Reading CMS Issues Emergency Regulation Requiring COVID-19 Vaccinations for Health Care Staff

President Biden recently issued an Executive Order (EO) mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for certain health care workers, federal employees and federal contractors. The Executive Order also mandated that private employers with 100 or more employees must either require their employees to
Continue Reading Vaccination Requirements Issued for Employers: What Employers in South Carolina Should Know.

The next webinar in our DEI series will focus on what employers can do to create an inclusive and equitable workplace for military veterans.

On November 18 from 12-1 PM, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Demetrius Pyburn will be joined by Marlin
Continue Reading HSB DEI Webinar Series: Supporting Veterans and Reservists in the Workplace

Many employers were left with more questions than answers after President Biden discussed the private employer requirement of his COVID-19 Action Plan, the “Path out of the Pandemic Plan,” on September 9, 2021. Chris Gantt-Sorenson and Perry MacLennan
Continue Reading Top 7 Questions Employers Have About President Biden’s Mandatory Vaccination Plan, Next Steps

On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced a new COVID-19 Action Plan. The Plan states the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is developing a rule (also known as temporary standard or regulation) requiring all employers with
Continue Reading President Biden Asks OSHA to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccines

The next two webinars in our DEI series will focus on what employers can do to create an inclusive and equitable workplace for disabled employees, addressing the legal requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements, offering anecdotal experience
Continue Reading HSB DEI Webinar Series: Creating an Inclusive Workplace for Disabled Employees