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Child Protection Workshop and Review Board Training at Subiaco Abbey

Subiaco Abbey in Arkansas will have a Child Protection Workshop and Review Board Education on January 28-29, 2022. Michael Airdo will provide information on safe environments for children and offer best practices to ensure that those who are entrusted to the Abbey’s care are protected.  Michael will also provide training to the Abbey’s Review Board.

Michael Airdo Speaks at AED Summit

Michael A. Airdo, General Counsel for Associated Equipment Distributors (“AED”), attended AED’s annual Summit in Orlando, Florida, on January 17-19, 2022.  Michael spoke to Summit attendees in a workshop entitled, “What’s New in ’22.”  In this seminar, Mr. Airdo offered an overview of the most important changes of the laws in 2022. To learn more […]

OSHA Abandons “Vaccinate-or-Test” Rule

Given the recent Supreme Court loss, the Biden Administration announced today that it will be withdrawing its COVID-19 “vaccinate-or-test” Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS” or “Rule”) for private employers with 100 or more workers.  As such, the Administration will also be asking the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to dismiss the case. On November 5, 2021, the […]

U.S. Supreme Court Reverses Halt of CMS Vaccine Mandate

On January 13, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a Per Curiam decision reversing the stays of CMS’s vaccine mandate for healthcare workers that were previously ordered by the U.S. District Courts for the Western District of Louisiana and the Eastern District of Missouri, and allowing CMS to enforce its mandate nationwide. Those lower courts’ […]

U.S. Supreme Court Temporarily Halts OSHA ETS Vaccination Mandate

Update on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Ruling Yesterday, January 13, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a nationwide stay of Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) which would have required a COVID-19 shot-or-test rule for private employers with 100 or more employees. It is important to note that the Court’s […]

Supreme Court Halts OSHA Vaccine Mandate, But Lifts Say on the Mandate for Healthcare Workers Nationwide

Today, the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion stopping the Biden administration from enforcing the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) requirement that businesses with one hundred or more employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing and wear a mask on the job. The OSHA stay by the Supreme Court may be found […]

Illinois Adopts OSHA’s Employer Vaccine Mandate

On January 7, 2022, the Illinois Department of Labor filed new rules that adopt OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”).  The rules, which apply to companies with over 100 employees, are effective immediately and “are not open to appeal or challenge,” according to the IDOL website.  Employers under the jurisdiction of Illinois […]

CMS Issues Updated Guidance for Vaccine Mandate

On December 28, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued updated guidance and survey procedures to State Survey Agency Directors in 26 states where implementation and enforcement of CMS’s vaccine mandate has not been enjoined by the courts. As previously reported, on December 15, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the […]

Supreme Court to Hear Challenges to OSHA & CMS Vaccine Mandates

In a pair of orders issued this evening [December 22, 2021], the United States Supreme Court announced it will hear the ongoing legal challenges to the so-called employer “vaccine mandates” issued last month by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The Court was not scheduled […]

Sixth Circuit Reinstates OSHA’s Vaccine Mandate (For Now)

On Friday evening, a divided three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued a decision that—for now, at least—will allow the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to move forward with implementing its Emergency Temporary Standard on COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing (“ETS”). The ETS mandates that employers with 100 […]