COVID

The White House has announced that OSHA will develop a new temporary emergency standard requiring private employers of 100 or more employees to mandate full vaccination or weekly testing for employees.  In addition, the President reportedly will sign an Executive Order expanding the requirements for federal contractors to vaccinate their employees which may reach contractors

As we previously posted, the City of Philadelphia announced that vaccines will be mandatory for healthcare workers and those at colleges and universities in the city, absent a religious or medical exemption, beginning on October 15, 2021. On August 16, the Board of Health adopted the Emergency Regulation Governing the Control and Prevention of

On August 13, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued detailed updated guidance on appropriate measures for protecting employees in workplaces staffed with both vaccinated and unvaccinated workers.  Importantly, OSHA is now recommending that employers in geographical areas of substantial or high community transmission with mixed-vaccination status employees should

The City of Philadelphia announced new masking restrictions on August 11. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on August 12, indoor businesses and institutions in Philadelphia must either require masks for employees and customers or verify that everyone is fully vaccinated. For businesses that do not require proof of vaccination, all customers and employees must wear masks,

Effective September 7, 2021, staff in New Jersey’s public and private health care facilities and congregate settings deemed “high risk” must receive the COVID-19 vaccine or, alternatively, be subject to COVID-19 testing one to two times per week.  A list of the type of impacted facilities is available here.

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Below are a number of significant developments related to COVID-19 that impact businesses of all sizes, across industries:

DOJ Says Vaccine Mandates Not Prohibited by EUA

This week, the Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) released to the public, a memo dated July 6, 2021. The memo can be found here and

In a closely-watched case that may be a preview of other court decisions involving COVID-vaccination mandates for students returning to school and employees returning to the workplace, a federal district court has denied a request to enjoin Indiana University’s COVID-19 vaccine policy for students. The policy includes a requirement that students provide documentation proving that

Businesses with employees in Pennsylvania should be prepared to adapt to a post-COVID-19 world now that temporary guidance regarding remote work has expired and pre-pandemic rules regarding employment tax withholding and nexus have been applied.

Effective July 1, 2021, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue (“DOR”) announced that prior guidance, which effectively disregarded remote work by