January 13, 2022The 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.
January 04, 2022Haynsworth 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.
December 23, 2021The 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.
December 20, 2021On 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.
December 01, 2021On 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.
November 16, 2021As 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.
November 09, 2021Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd is pleased to announce that J. Boone Aiken IV, Katherine V. “Katie” Busbee and Sara A. Sykes have joined the firm.
November 05, 2021On 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: