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U.S. Supreme Court Blocks OSHA ETS for Large Employers but Allows Vaccination Requirements for Healthcare Workers to Proceed

January 13, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a stay against the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for employers with 100 or more employees. The ETS requires covered employers to implement a COVID-19 policy that either 1) requires employees to be vaccinated or 2) gives employees the option between being vaccinated or wearing a face covering and getting tested every 7 days.

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd Elects Three New Shareholders

January 04, 2022

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. is pleased to announce that Kathleen M. Muthig, Perry MacLennan and Meghan G. Riordan have been elected as Shareholders in the firm.

U.S. Supreme Court Set to Rule on Vaccine Mandates

December 23, 2021

The United States Supreme Court announced Wednesday, December 22, that it will hear oral argument in two of the cases challenging the vaccine mandates. One case concerns the OSHA ETS rule for private employers with more than 100 employees and the other concerns the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ vaccine mandate covering certain healthcare facilities. 

OSHA Vaccine Mandate Back On: What You Need to Know

December 20, 2021

On Friday, December 17, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated OSHA’s vaccine mandate for private employers with at least 100 employees. On Saturday, OSHA announced that it will proceed forward with enforcement under modified timelines.

Mandatory Vaccines for Healthcare Workers Put on Pause

December 01, 2021

On Tuesday, November 30, the Western District for Louisiana issued a preliminary injunction against the COVID-19 vaccine mandate issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). South Carolina joined in this lawsuit with thirteen other states (Louisiana, Montana, Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio). The Louisiana Court’s injunction prevents CMS from enforcing its vaccine mandate for healthcare workers until the court can hear legal challenges to the CMS mandate.

Update on the Status of OSHA's Vaccine Mandate

November 16, 2021

As of today, OSHA announced that it “has suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement of the ETS [Emergency Temporary Standard] pending future developments in the litigation.” A link to the announcement can be found here. The announcement came in response to the decision from the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ordering OSHA to essentially stand down for the time being.

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd Welcomes Three New Associates

November 09, 2021

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd is pleased to announce that J. Boone Aiken IV, Katherine V. “Katie” Busbee and Sara A. Sykes have joined the firm.

CMS Issues Emergency Regulation Requiring COVID-19 Vaccinations for Health Care Staff

November 05, 2021

On November 4, 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued an emergency regulation requiring COVID-19 vaccination of eligible staff at health care facilities that participate in the CMS reimbursement programs. This regulation applies to the following facilities that accept Medicare and/or Medicaid:
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