SCOTUS Blocks OSHA ETS, Allows CMS Rule

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) emergency temporary standard (ETS), but allowed the rule promulgated by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), ending months of legal battles against the two vaccine mandates. Brief Overview OSHA ETS Unveiled in early November, the OSHA ETS required large employers, … Continued

6th Circuit Court Lifts Stay on OSHA ETS

It’s back on and full steam ahead: the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). How did we get here? And what does this mean for employers moving forward? For a refresher on what the ETS … Continued

Federal Paid Leave Is Still Up in the Air

After months of negotiations, the White House and Congressional Democrats unveiled an updated framework for the multi-trillion-dollar spending bill. The revised bill would address climate change and expand the nation’s social spending, among other items. This measure has seen multiple iterations throughout the past few weeks, including how a federal paid family and medical leave … Continued

The Case(s) for Paid Military Leave

Pop Quiz: Do employers need to provide paid military leave? No, because state-mandated military leave is usually unpaid. No, because generally, military members are paid by the federal government for their service. Yes, but only if the employer wants to. Yes, because the courts are saying it should be paid if they provide pay for … Continued

Oregon Delays PFMLI Implementation

This one is for you Oregonians. As we explained last week in the Summertime State PFML Update, Oregon passed and enacted Oregon House Bill 3398 last month. This legislation delays the implementation of the Oregon PFMLI program and pushes back certain relevant deadlines. In this blog, we will delve into why this legislation is notable, … Continued

Summertime State PFML Update

Summer break not only brought sunshine and beach time, but also many legislators across the country passed multiple bills and regulations that directly impact the absence management and administration world. Grab your inflatable lounger and read below on the summaries of the paid family and medical leave (PFML) legislation that made waves this summer. Colorado … Continued