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On Sept. 9th, Pres. Biden revealed a new COVID-19 Action Plan with one of several key goals to “Vaccinate the Unvaccinated.” The most notable aspect of that plan is a directive to federal OSHA to develop a second COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard requiring all but small employers in all industries to implement “soft” vaccine mandates; i.e., require employees to either be fully vaccinated or get weekly testing. The President also directed OSHA to include in this new ETS a requirement that employers provide paid time for employees to get vaccinated and recover from ill effects of the vaccine.

Separately, the President issued Executive Order 14042, setting “hard” vaccine mandates for federal contractors and healthcare workers, which will take effect much sooner than the OSHA mandate.

The President’s announcements were lean on details and prompted as many questions as it answered.Join Eric Conn to review OSHA’s new COVID-19 emergency rulemaking to set vaccine mandates for many US employers, including:

• What will OSHA’s new COVID-19 emergency rule require?
• Which employers will be covered by the rule?
• Will it be employers or employees who have to pay for weekly testing of unvaccinated workers?
• When will the new ETS be issued?
• What documentation will be required to verify vaccination and testing status?

Presenter: Eric J. Conn, Chair, OSHA, Workplace Safety Group, Conn Maciel Carey LLP

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Online Class

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On Demand, Online, Self-Paced

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