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Supreme Court Rules: OSHA Vaccine Mandate Stayed, CMS Mandate Can Proceed

January 13, 2022 Labor & Employment Blog

Today, the United States Supreme Court issued rulings on the challenges to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) affecting certain employers with 100 or more employees and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Interim Final Rule on vaccine mandates affecting certain healthcare entities. The…

Nationwide Stays of CMS, OSHA Vaccine Mandates Dissolved, Some New Deadlines Loom for Florida Employers

December 20, 2021 Labor & Employment Blog

As some may have heard, last week the appellate courts dissolved the nationwide injunctions preventing the OSHA and CMS vaccine mandate regulations from going into effect. So, what does that mean for Florida employers? (Please note that this article focuses on the status of the OSHA and CMS federal regulations…

Update on Status of Federal Vaccination Mandates (as of 8:30 am 11/22/21)

November 22, 2021 Labor & Employment Blog

A federal judge has rejected Florida’s request to temporarily halt the implementation of the mandatory vaccination rules implemented by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Accordingly, covered health care employers should be evaluating what to do in light of the conflict between Florida’s new vaccination law and the CMS…

Florida Enacts Vaccine Mandate Legislation Affecting Employers

November 19, 2021 Labor & Employment Blog

Governor DeSantis has signed into law the Florida Legislature’s bills addressing COVID vaccinations, effective November 18, 2021 through June 2023. Under the new state laws, a private employer cannot impose a COVID-19 vaccination on full-time or part-time employees or contract employees unless they allow the following exemptions: Medical reasons, including,…