Topics: COVID-19

NATSO Analysis: Supreme Court Blocks Vaccine and Test Rule

The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 13, 2022, blocked the Biden Administration from enforcing a "vaccine or testing" mandate for all employers with at least one hundred employees. Technically the Court's decision temporarily stays the rule pending the outcome of a decision on the merits by the Sixth Circuit and any subsequent petition for review of that decision to the Supreme Court.  As a practical matter, the Court's opinion makes clear that the Court's majority does not believe OSHA has the authority to issue the vaccine mandate. But it is hard to see a path forward where OSHA gets this rule reinstated.   More

Labor Department to Host Briefing on Emergency Temporary Standard

The Department of Labor will provide a briefing with senior DOL and OSHA officials to discuss recent developments and updated guidance related to the Emergency Temporary Standard vaccine and test rule. More

Appeals Court Removes OSHA ETS Stay; Travel Centers Should Prepare to Comply Members Only Join or Login

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit on Dec. 17 dissolved the 5th Circuit’s stay of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (“OSHA’s”) Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”), which imposes a “vaccine or test” requirement for private employers. Within two hours, the case was appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court with a request that the stay be reinstituted, pending Supreme Court review of the merits. More

Answers to Truckstop and Travel Center Questions About OSHA's Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) [Podcast]

Answers to Truckstop and Travel Center Questions About OSHA's Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) [Podcast]

Robert J. Baker, shareholder, partner at Chartwell Law, provides information on the OSHA ETS requirements and advice on how to comply with the rule. Baker answered specific questions from NATSO members on religious exemptions, which tests are considered acceptable and more. More

NATSO Update: COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard Members Only Join or Login

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Labor Department Extends Comment Period for COVID-19 Vaccine and Test Rule

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Federal Appeals Court Halts Vaccine Mandate

A federal appeals court on Nov. 12 kept in place its "stay" against Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA’s) mandate that all large employers require their workers to get vaccinated or submit to weekly testing starting in January. But it's not the final word on the matter. More

OSHA Issues COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard

OSHA Issues COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard

NATSO continues to analyze the nearly 500-page proposed rule and will provide a more detailed analysis to members in coming days. More

NATSO Analysis: What to Consider Before OSHA Issues a Vaccine Mandate

NATSO Analysis: What to Consider Before OSHA Issues a Vaccine Mandate Members Only Join or Login

Here are steps NATSO members should consider taking now in anticipation of the vaccine mandate. More

NATSO Seeks Clarification On COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate From OSHA

NATSO sent a letter on Sept. 27 to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) detailing the questions and concerns NATSO members have raised in response to President Biden’s executive order directing businesses with more than 100 employees to require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or produce a negative COVID-19 test weekly. The agency is expected to issue the directive in the coming weeks. More

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