Category Archives: Workplace Safety

Supreme Court Blocks OSHA Vaccinate-or-Test Rule, Allows Healthcare Worker Mandate

By Rachel D. Gebaide, Morey Raiskin & Abood Shebib Large Employer Vaccine-or-Test Mandate In a 6-3 decision, the United States Supreme Court today issued a temporary stay of the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring…

OSHA ETS Remains Stayed as Litigation Extends Beyond 1st Deadline

OSHA’s vaccinate or test mandate for large employers (the “ETS”) is set to remain stayed through the first deadline, today, December 6, 2021.  That first deadline would have required employers with 100 or more employees…

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeal Selected to Hear Consolidated Challenges to OSHA “Vaccinate or Test” Private Employer Mandate

This afternoon, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation announced it had randomly selected the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeal to hear the consolidated challenges to the OSHA emergency temporary standard (“ETS”) requiring large private employers…

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Orders OSHA to Stop Steps to Implement or Enforce “Vaccinate or Test” Mandate and Issues New Stay Pending Judicial Review of Motions for Permanent Injunction

This afternoon, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its second stay against OSHA’s emergency temporary standard (“ETS”) requiring large private employers to “vaccinate or test” their employees (the ETS is summarized here). The ETS,…

OSHA’s Vaccination & Testing Standard Officially Published Today, November 5, 2021

As you’ve likely heard by now, OSHA fulfilled the task assigned to it by the Biden Administration by publishing a new emergency temporary standard (“ETS”) targeted at private employers with 100 or more employees. We…

Texas Executive Order Bans COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Private Employers

Late in the afternoon on October 11, 2021, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA 40 prohibiting “any entity,” including private employers, from requiring any individual, whether an employee or a consumer,  receive a…

Weathering an Employer’s Duties During the Storm

By: Rachel D. Gebaide, Morey Raiskin and Abood Shebib Hurricane season is only half over, with Hurricane Ida leaving a trail of damage across Louisiana and beyond, and Hurricane Larry swirling in the Atlantic Ocean,…

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Post-Shift Security Screenings are Not Compensable

BY:  RACHEL D. GEBAIDE &  TIMOTHY C. HAUGHEE DECEMBER 11, 2014 In a highly-anticipated employment law case, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that time spent by employees who undergo employer-required post-shift security screenings…

Judge Rules that Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Law is Unconstitutional

BY:  TIMOTHY C. HAUGHEE AUGUST 19, 2014 Last week, a Florida state court judge in Miami declared that Florida’s workers’ compensation law is unconstitutional because the various benefits available to injured workers under the law…

BREAKING! U.S. Supreme Court Rules on “Changing Clothes” Case

By:  TIMOTHY C. HAUGHEE JANUARY 28, 2014 Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion regarding the interpretation of the phrase “changing clothes” contained in the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  The High Court…