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Employment Law This Week: SCOTUS OSHA Decision Reactions and the Impact of New COVID-19 Benefits on Employers [VIDEO]

As featured in #WorkforceWednesday:  This week, we look at how state and local COVID-19 requirements and new COVID-19 benefits are shifting employers’ policies once again.

Employers Respond to SCOTUS OSHA Decision

Employers and government agencies are reacting to the Supreme Court’s January 13th rejection of OSHA’s vaccine-or-test mandate for large employers. Read more.

Next Steps for Employers

The Supreme Court decision means that employers are no longer facing the deadlines laid out in OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard, but they still must remain compliant with state and local laws and requirements. Rules relating to employer vaccine, testing, and masking mandates vary widely across the country, making compliance for multistate or national employers extremely challenging.

New COVID-19 Benefits and Employer Policies

While the nationwide regulations have been stymied in court, the federal government is pushing ahead with new national COVID-19 benefits that could affect the way employers prepare for the next stage of the pandemic.

Employment Law This Week® gives a rundown of the top developments in employment and labor law and workforce management in a matter of minutes every #WorkforceWednesday.


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Epstein Becker Green’s Employment, Labor, and Workforce Management practice is one of the largest in the United States limited to the representation of management as listed in Workforce Management magazine's most recent ranking of the top 10 U.S. employment law firms. We take a personalized approach to our clients, providing services that are tailored to, and focused on, meeting all their labor and employment law needs.

The firm offers advice and representation to companies across various industries, with a particular focus on financial services; hospitality; retail;...

George Carroll Whipple III, Epstein Becker Green, Workforce Management Lawyer, Hiring Matters Attorney

GEORGE CARROLL WHIPPLE, III, is a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor, and Workforce Management practice, in the New York office of Epstein Becker Green. He hosts the firm's innovative weekly video program, Employment Law This Week.

Mr. Whipple:

  • Counsels employers on workplace issues, including hiring and promotion, firing and discipline, wage and hour, and the implementation of employment policies, to ensure compliance with federal and state laws

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