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Breaking: Supreme Court Blocks Vaccine or Test Mandate; Health Care Vaccine Mandate Upheld

The Supreme Court (by a 6-3 margin) stayed the OSHA emergency rule requiring large employers to collect vaccination data from employees, and require either vaccination or mandatory weekly testing. This means that employers are free to establish their own vaccination and testing rules.

In a separate opinion, the Supreme Court (by a 5-4 margin) upheld the Health and Human Services rule that mandates COVID-19 vaccination for all employees of health care providers that receive Medicare and Medicaid funding. There is a religious and health care exemption under this rule, and the ruling does not impact any state-imposed requirements that may be in place.  

In the coming days, we will provide a more detailed analysis on the impacts and ramifications of these important decisions

©2022 Pierce Atwood LLP. All rights reserved.National Law Review, Volume XII, Number 13
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Suzanne King, Employment Lawyer, Pierce Atwood
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An experienced management-side employment lawyer, Suzanne King counsels employers on a wide range of employment practices, including: hiring, managing employee performance and discipline, terminations, reductions in force, complaints about sexual and other harassment, reasonable accommodations under the ADA, leave under the FMLA and various state laws, wage and hour practices, including employee classification issues and pay equity, and data privacy and security.  Suzanne also has extensive experience drafting a variety of employment agreements (including executive employment, non-...

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