On Nov. 4, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
issued an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring employees of large
employers either to get vaccinated or to test negative on a weekly basis. The
ETS also requires large employers to provide employees with paid leave to get
vaccinated and recover from vaccinations, and unvaccinated employees to wear a
mask at work.
A panel of labor and employment and federal contracting team members
from McGuireWoods provide an overview of compliance details coming out of the new
New OSHA vaccination, testing and PTO requirements
Timeline and scope of employer and employee coverage
Exceptions for religion and disability
Impact on EO 14042 for federal contractors and CMS rule for healthcare
Impact on state law anti-vaccination provisions and other challenges
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