Employers with 100 or more employees continue to closely monitor the status of the legal challenges to OSHA’s vaccinate-or-test emergency temporary standard (ETS), which remains temporarily blocked by court order.
OSHA’s original initial compliance deadline of Dec. 6 has passed. OMA Connections Partner Fisher Phillips says if the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit lifts the stay, a new compliance deadline would be announced in short order, while the Jan. 4 deadline for full compliance would likely be extended. (See Fisher Phillips’ ETS FAQs.)
On Capitol Hill this week, the U.S. Senate narrowly passed legislation that would block the ETS. But even if approved by the House, President Biden has pledged to veto the bill from becoming law. 12/9/2021