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Lessons learned from employers who stepped up in 2021

During this unprecedented time in history, we learn from one another. To that end, here’s a look at five crucial issues the pandemic catapulted into the limelight and how individual organizations responded.

OSHA: Ignoring court orders should put roofing contractor behind bars

A Florida roofing contractor with a long history of exposing his workers to serious risks of falling on the job could go to prison for failing to comply with court orders.

Lessons from America’s worst employers of 2021

Here are last year’s top (or bottom, depending on your perspective) nominees, counted down from 8 to 1, along with a key lesson you can learn from their misbehavior.

Access to COVID tests is a growing company perk

As Omicron surged across the country this winter and COVID tests were in short supply, some large employers were offering free and readily available tests as a benefit to employees (for peace of mind and return-to-office protocols).

Employment lawyers react to Supreme Court stay of OSHA’s ETS

On Jan. 13, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked enforcement of OSHA’s emergency temporary standard that would have required organizations with 100+ employees to implement vaccine-or-test mandates. Legal experts were quick to offer their views on what the ruling means.

Federal contractor vax mandate bottled up in 4 appeals courts

With OSHA’s vaccine-or-test mandate stayed by the U.S. Supreme Court, the Biden administration is hoping courts will be kinder to its bid to require employees of federal contractors to be vaccinated against covid-19. It’s not looking good.

OSHA ‘still accountable for protecting workers’

Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh called the U.S. Supreme Court’s Jan. 13 decision to strike down OSHA’s vaccine mandate for large employers “a major setback to the health and safety of workers across the country.” However, he said, “OSHA will do everything in its existing authority to hold businesses accountable for protecting workers.”

Supreme Court rejects large employer vax mandate, upholds health-care mandate

The Supreme Court struck down OSHA’s vaccine-or-test rule, but said the mandate for health-care workers to be vaccinated against covid could go into effect.

Navigate CDC’s new return-to-work guidance

The CDC recommends a five-day isolation period for everyone who tests positive for covid, whether they have symptoms or not.

4 tips to protect against covid lawsuits

Covid-safety precautions have come a long way, but the threat of litigation remains.