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Update on Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Rules and NY and NYC Vaccine Mandates [VIDEO]

As featured in #WorkforceWednesday:  This week, we look at the status of the federal government’s COVID-19 vaccine rules for employers and the COVID-19 vaccine mandates in New York State and City.

Federal Vaccine Mandates Paused

All three federal vaccine mandates for employers are now on hold, after a district court in Georgia issued a nationwide injunction on the federal contractor mandate last week. Read more about the injunction.

Senate Blocks OSHA ETS for Large Employers

The majority-Democratic Senate passed a resolution last week to block the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard for employers with 100 or more employees. That resolution is likely to stall in the House, but it could be a sign of stiffer opposition to come.

Update on Vaccine Mandates in New York State and City

Last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a “universal” COVID-19 vaccine mandate affecting all private employers in New York City. Learn more about the across-the-board mandate, which does not include a testing option and is the first of its kind in the country. This week, the U.S. Supreme Court also kept intact New York State’s vaccine mandate for health care workers.

 

©2022 Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. All rights reserved.National Law Review, Volume XI, Number 349
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George Carroll Whipple III, Epstein Becker Green, Workforce Management Lawyer, Hiring Matters Attorney
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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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