Is your company required to comply with the emergency temporary standard (ETS) issued by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration on COVID-19 vaccination? Announced Nov. 5, the new rule mandates that private businesses with 100 or more employees be in full compliance by Jan. 4. As anticipated, the ETS was immediately challenged in court and temporarily blocked, but the block may only be temporary.
The mandate necessitates more than mandating vaccines or testing unvaccinated employees weekly. It also includes requirements regarding paperwork and reporting, paid leave, and masking for unvaccinated employees. Very few exemptions are allowed.
To learn how your organization may be affected by the ETS, join us for the next HAI@Work webinar, Nov. 18 at 4 pm eastern (UTC-5). There, attorneys from the law firm Crowell & Moring will discuss what’s in the ETS, how the rule works with other federal vaccine requirements, and how legal challenges may affect the ultimate implementation of the rule. After their presentation, the team will take questions from attendees.
Bryan Brewer is a partner at Crowell & Moring specializing in corporate law, regulatory compliance, and corporate governance issues. He has deep experience in supporting trade associations and providing counsel and education to their members.
Katie Erno is a counsel in Crowell & Moring’s Labor & Employment Group. She represents companies in a wide range of complex labor and employment issues, focusing on employment litigation and counseling.
Daniel Wolff is a partner at Crowell & Moring. A litigator and regulatory problem solver, he works with clients across a wide spectrum of regulated industries, counseling them on their rights and obligations under a number of federal regulatory programs.
Crowell & Moring provides legal services to HAI.
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