Emergency Temporary Standard Update
November 08, 2021

Emergency Temporary Standard Update

As you may be aware, OSHA issued the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that requires employers with over 100 employees to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for all employees. Below is a brief summary of the Standard provided by the National Retail Federation. Over the weekend, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a Stay (temporary stop) on enforcement of the ETS until it could be further reviewed by the court. This review could happen very quickly, so it is important for employers with more than 100 employees to review the ETS, and be prepared to implement all requirements if the Stay is lifted.  We will keep you informed as more information becomes available.  EMERGENCY TEMPORARY STANDARD (ETS) SUMMARY:  By December 5, employers must: Assess their workforce to determine who is and who is not vaccinated. Must categorize into: Vaccinated. Employers cannot take employees’ self-attestation. Employers must see their vaccination cards and we must threaten them with criminal penalties for filing fraudulent information. Unvaccinated and willing to get the shot. These workers must then start the process of vaccination to avoid weekly testing. Workers need to have received BOTH SHOTS by January 4, 2022. Thus, they must start the Pfizer regiment by…
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December 08, 2020

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VRF’s legislative policy guides our positions on issues at the General Assembly and is centered around a pro-business approach. You will see that the majority of the bills in this report are opposed by the VRF, which is typical for every year at the General Assembly. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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