The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a stay against the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for employers with 100 or more employees. The ETS requires covered employers to implement a COVID-19 policy that either 1) requires employees to be vaccinated
Continue Reading U.S. Supreme Court Blocks OSHA ETS for Large Employers but Allows Vaccination Requirements for Healthcare Workers to Proceed

Join Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Employment Law team for our first webinar of the new year. On January 27 from 12-1 PM, Chris Gantt-Sorenson and Perry MacLennan will address key legislative and regulatory issues that will impact employers in 2022, including:
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On Friday, December 17, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated OSHA’s vaccine mandate for private employers with at least 100 employees. On Saturday, OSHA announced that it will proceed forward with enforcement under modified timelines.

OSHA will now wait
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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,
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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
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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.

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