Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is proposing to allow third-party representatives authorized by employees - including outside people affiliated with a union or a community organization - to accompany compliance officer on workplace inspections.
Under a new rule from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), employers with 100 or more employees in certain high-risk industries will be required to electronically submit more detailed information about their workplace injuries and illnesses every year.
Civil money penalties for violations of federal employment laws rose as high as $137,602 following an annual inflation adjustment by the US Department of Labor (DOL).
A federal district court has ruled that a 2021 Montana law - which classified vaccination status as a protected characteristic under the state's antidiscrimination laws and barred employers from refusing employment or otherwise discriminating against individuals on that basis - is unconstitutional.
OSHA has published a proposed rule that would require certain employers to electronically submit more detailed information to the agency regarding their workplace injuries and illnesses than the current rule mandates, while easing reporting requirements for other organizations.
OSHA has announced it plans to withdraw its Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) in the aftermath of the Supreme Court's ruling to grant a stay blocking enforcement of the ETS.
The Supreme Court ruled that OSHA had never before imposed such a mandate on employers, and found the agency had exceeded its authority because the ETS was not limited to "work-related dangers."
The Supreme Court heard arguments on the Biden administration's Emergency Testing Standard for employers with 100 or more employees, as well as its vaccine mandate for health care workers at hospitals receiving federal money.
Revised guidelines from the CDC and OSHA ease requirements for COVID-19 isolation and quarantine periods and the use of self-administered COVID tests.
The Biden administration's nationwide vaccine mandate for large employers overcame a big hurdle when the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled its Emergency Temporary Standard could go forward.
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