Supreme Court issues vaccination mandate decisions: Where we stand today
It remains unclear how states with OSHA-approved state plans that have already independently adopted the rule will respond.
By Randi Winter and Brian Peterson|January 14, 2022 at 10:27 AM
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The United States Supreme Court issued a decision Thursday staying implementation and enforcement of the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) issued by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requiring employers with 100 or more employees to adopt policies mandating COVID-19 vaccination and testing, at least while legal challenges to the ETS proceed through lower courts. This means that for now, employers covered by the federal ETS are not required to comply with it.
It remains unclear at this time, however, how states with OSHA-approved state plans that have already independently adopted (or were planning to adopt) either the federal ETS or their own equivalent standard will respond.
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