COVID-19 Resource Center

COVID-19 Resource Center

November 18, 2021

CMS ISSUES VACCINE MANDATE FOR FEDERALLY-REGULATED HEALTH CARE FACILITIES

On the same day that OSHA issued its recent Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) requiring large (100 or more employees) private employers to mandate vaccination of their employees, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued its own emergency interim final rule requiring vaccinations for federally-regulated health care...

November 15, 2021

FIFTH CIRCUIT CEMENTS STAY OF OSHA VACCINE MANDATE EMERGENCY...

On November 4, 2021, OSHA issued an Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) that proposed to require private employers, with 100 or more employees, to mandate vaccination against COVID-19 or to...

November 08, 2021

REQUIRED COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY UNDER OSHA EMERGENCY TEMPORARY...

On November 5, 2021, OSHA issued its Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) and corresponding guidance for mandated COVID-19 vaccination at private sector employers with 100 or more employees. A key...

November 05, 2021

OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard for COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate...

On September 9, 2021, President Biden outlined his plan for mandated COVID-19 vaccination in the workplace. Since that time, we have provided timely and sequential updates explaining the guidance...

September 27, 2021

COVID-19: Expiration of the ARPA Tax Credits

This Thursday, September 30, 2021, the tax credits for employer-provided COVID-19-related paid sick leave are set to expire. As such, employers that have voluntarily been providing paid sick leave...

September 27, 2021

COVID-19: Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors

We continue to follow the evolving guidance borne of President Biden’s vaccination and masking mandate now titled, “The Path Out of the Pandemic: COVID-19 Action Plan.” Immediately following the...

September 21, 2021

COVID-19: New Guidance for Federal Employees Issued and Message of...

On September 9, 2021, President Biden outlined a new, six-pronged plan for COVID-19 vaccination. As a first step in his documented process, he signed Executive Order 14043 - Requiring Corona virus...

September 15, 2021

Emerging from the Pandemic: How Diversity, Equity and Inclusion...

While demographic changes have informed and impacted our understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in recent years, the COVID-19 pandemic – and our slow but inevitable emergence from...

September 14, 2021

COVID-19: President Biden’s Plan for Vaccination, Masking and...

On Thursday, September 9, 2021, President Biden presented a six (6) pronged plan to address the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Below, is an outline of his plan taken directly from the White House...

August 27, 2021

COVID-19: OSHA Recommends Face Coverings for Vaccinated Workers

On August 13, 2021, OSHA issued updated guidance to combat the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. This guidance is significant in that it now recommends employers require face coverings for even...

August 05, 2021

COVID-19: A Return to Masks for Vaccinated Individuals?

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control issued updated guidance for individuals vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. The key recommendation is that vaccinated individuals should return to...

July 14, 2021

PENNSYLVANIA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COURT DEFINES “INDEPENDENT...

The COVID-19 pandemic undoubtedly changed many things for employers in Pennsylvania including how and where work is completed. As restrictions on businesses have gradually been lifted, the hybrid...

July 09, 2021

NAVIGATING COVID-19 VACCINATIONS IN THE WORKPLACE

In December, we discussed COVID-19 vaccinations in our article titled “ EEOC Issues New Guidance Regarding COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates in the Workplace .” We recently reviewed the topic of COVID-19...

May 15, 2021

COVID-19: New CDC Mask Guidance for Vaccinated Individuals and...

On May 13, 2021, the CDC issued new guidance for vaccinated individuals to cease wearing a face mask and socially distance, even while indoor public spaces. Some states, including Pennsylvania,...

March 19, 2021

COVID-19: New Stimulus Package Provides Modification and Voluntary...

Within the 1.9 Trillion dollar stimulus package is the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). This Act serves to extend the tax credits available to eligible employers under the Families First...

February 10, 2021

OSHA Guidance for COVID-19 Vaccinated Employees

OSHA has now released updated guidance seeking to assist employers identify COVID-19 related risks and to operate a prevention program. While it is primarily consistent with previously-issued...

January 22, 2021

New Guidance for WV Workers’ Compensation Claims for COVID-19

On January 19, 2021, the West Virginia Insurance Commissioner, James Doddrill, issued Insurance Bulletin No. 21-01 titled “Workers’ Compensation Claims for COVID-19.” The Bulletin provides...

January 04, 2021

COVID-19: Expiration of the FFCRA/Extension of the Payroll Tax Credit

When the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed into law on March 18, 2020, its requirement for employers to provide paid leave to employees affected by COVID-19 was set to...

December 22, 2020

EEOC Issues New Guidance Regarding COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates in the...

Over the last several weeks, there has been no shortage of news coverage regarding the FDA’s emergency use authorization of one, and now two, COVID-19 vaccines. With medical personnel first to...

December 21, 2020

COVID-19: Updated Pennsylvania Mitigation Orders and Potential...

The rate of COVID-19 infection is currently at an all-time high, with over 200,000 new cases daily in the United States (with concerns that these numbers will only increase throughout the coming...

December 18, 2020

COVID-19: FMCSA Extends Expanded Emergency Declaration through...

On December 1, 2020, The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) expanded and extended the modified Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002, which had been set to expire on December 31,...

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