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

On June 10, 2021, OSHA issued an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) applicable to employers of employees who perform healthcare services and support, and revised guidance for all other employers. OSHA expressly acknowledges that the CDC no longer requires most employers
Continue Reading OSHA Issues Updated COVID-Related Guidance for Employers

Employers considering mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for their employee population may decide the practical issues giving rise to such a mandate would not be worth it, at least at this time. Many reasons justify a mandatory vaccination policy, such as a
Continue Reading Employers Are Legally Permitted to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations, But Should They?

Join Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Chris Gantt-Sorenson and Perry MacLennan for our next Employment Law Webinar. On April 22, from 12-1 PM, Chris and Perry will discuss lessons learned from COVID-19 and how employers can apply those in the workplace.

Chris
Continue Reading Webinar Announcement: Where do we go from here? Applying Lessons Learned from COVID-19 to the Workplace Post-Pandemic

From the start of the Coronavirus pandemic through December 31, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued citations from 300 inspections for Coronavirus-related violations, resulting in proposed penalties totaling $3,930,381. These inspections were
Continue Reading Frequently Cited OSHA COVID-19 Violations and What Employers Can Do Differently

As the COVID-19 vaccination becomes more readily available, employers are faced with challenging questions.

  • Can you mandate a COVID-19 vaccination policy in your workplace?
  • Is a mandate necessary in your workplace?
  • If your workplace requires the COVID-19 vaccination, how will


Continue Reading COVID-19 Vaccinations: The Conversation Continues

Join Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Employment Law team for our first webinar of the new year. On January 28, from 12-1 PM, Perry MacLennan and Chris Gantt-Sorenson will address what Employers can expect from a Biden Administration and provide a federal
Continue Reading Webinar Announcement: What Employers Can Expect from the Biden Administration and Upcoming South Carolina Legislative Session