On December 17, 2021, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals dissolved the stay previously placed on OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). This means that the mandate is back on, for now. Several petitions to stay the ETS have been filed with the U.S. Supreme Court.
In the meantime…
We want you to be prepared should the government prevail at the Supreme Court. Covered employers (more than 100 employees) will have until January 10, 2022 to comply with all non-testing requirements of the ETS and until February 9, 2022 to comply with testing requirements. Employers will therefore need to spend time over the holidays ensuring they have a written policy in place, obtain employee vaccination statuses, and all other non-testing requirements by January 10. Then beginning February 9, employers will need to start testing employees who are unvaccinated.
Our previous email with frequently asked questions is available here.
Please contact either Cindy Ray at email@example.com or myself with any questions.
Jared I. Rodriguez
Executive Director, Michigan Greenhouse Growers Council
Managing Partner, MainStreet Legislative Consulting