iAS News Flash

VACCINE MANDATE RULING – Jan. 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court blocked the vaccine-or-testing rule for private businesses with at least 100 employees, but allowed to take effect the vaccine policy rolled out in November by the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which sought to require the Covid-19 vaccine for certain health care workers […]

OSHA Ends Healthcare ETS

On December 27, OSHA announced it is allowing its Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) for healthcare facilities to sunset but that it would continue to work on a permanent standard for COVID-related hazards.  OSHA formally withdrew the non-recordkeeping portions of the ETS, but the recordkeeping requirements for employers covered under a separate rule which require them […]

Georgia Judge Blocks Contractor Vaccine Mandate Nationwide

A Georgia federal judge on Tuesday issued a nationwide injunction blocking the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors from going into effect, ruling the administration had likely exceeded its procurement authority. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has wrought a “tragic toll,” the government cannot act outside its lawful authority even “in pursuit of desirable ends,” U.S […]