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CDC’s Expansion of “Close Contact” Definition Spells Trouble for Employers

USA - October 21 2020 On Wednesday, October 21, 2020, the CDC issued new guidance expanding the definition of a “close contact” from someone who has been within 6 feet of…

OSHA Withdraws COVID-19 Healthcare Emergency Temporary Standard, Vows to Use General Duty Clause

USA - December 28 2021 The agency did not withdraw recordkeeping provisions requiring COVID-19 logs and case reports, as they were promulgated under separate provisions of…

Sarah R. Skubas, Michael R. Bertoncini, Jenifer M. Bologna, Courtney M. Malveaux, Patricia Anderson Pryor

What Employers Need to Know About Monkeypox

USA - August 5 2022 Monkeypox (MPV) is the latest virus to catch wide attention. But it is important for employers to keep in mind that MPV is not COVID-19. Nevertheless…

Jenifer M. Bologna, Tania J. Mistretta, Patricia Anderson Pryor, Katharine C. Weber

Supreme Court to Consider Arguments on Pulling Plug on OSHA COVID-19 ETS

USA - December 23 2021 The ETS mandated COVID-19 vaccination or voluntary vaccinations with testing and masking for unvaccinated employees for employers with at least 100…

Catherine A. Cano, Courtney M. Malveaux, Sean Paisan, Patricia Anderson Pryor, Katharine C. Weber

Unions Ask 6th Circuit to Transfer COVID Rule Case to D.C. Circuit; Government Opposes En Banc Review

USA - November 30 2021 As the OSHA COVID ETS saga continues to unfold, several union groups have filed a motion requesting that the 6th Circuit transfer all of the…