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A few grains of salt about that COVID vaccine decision from Texas

by Robin Shea
Depending on where you are, it may not be as helpful as it looks. We recently got our first federal court decision addressing whether an employer had the right to require employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19. The court’s answer was yes. The Houston Methodist...

Judge Holds that a Hospital can Fire Employees Who Refuse the Vaccine

by Barbara E. Hoey & Alison Frimmel
Sending a clear message to employers and employees alike on the prickly subject of mandatory vaccination programs, Texas federal Judge Lynn N. Hughes just dismissed outright a lawsuit brought by 117 employees of a Houston hospital, challenging their terminations for...

New York Gives Employers More Time to Be a HERO

by Maria Biaggi & Barbara E. Hoey
Original post on June 1, 2021 (“Making the Workplace a Safer Place: A Job for New York’s HERO Act”) Key takeaways for New York employers from the NY HERO Act, as amended: The NYS DOL must publish a model safety standard by July 5, 2021. 30 days thereafter, New York...

OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard for Healthcare

by Barbara E. Hoey & Alison Frimmel
On January 21, 2021, President Biden enacted the Executive Order “Protecting Worker Health and Safety” which tasked OSHA with developing safety measures to help protect workers as the nation continued its post-pandemic reopening. On June 10, 2021, in response to that...

Summer fun quiz for employers!

Happy days are here again! How much do you know about summer workplace fun in ’21? Take our quiz and find out! As always, the answers appear right after each question, so you can cheat all you want — we’ll never know. And if you make it to the end,...

The patients have taken over the asylum

by Jon Hyman
Meet Dr. Sherri Tenpenny. She calls herself the “most knowledgeable and outspoken physician on the adverse impact that vaccines can have on health.” The Center for Countering Digital Hate, on the other hand, identifies her as number four among its...


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