Fortune reported that the Fifth Circuit has temporarily blocked new vaccine mandates and testing regulations put in place by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Labor and employment partner Greg Abrams discussed OSHA’s emergency temporary standard (ETS) and how most employers should start to put protocols in place rather than wait.
“The most significant risk of waiting to move forward with OSHA’s ETS is that the stay will be lifted and, ultimately, the standard allowed to go into effect with those covered employers that delayed having lost time to at least begin taking steps to prepare for ETS’s effective date,” said Abrams.
“The government has made clear that it believes OSHA’s ETS is constitutional and may not indulge any delay in compliance due to a wait-and-see approach,” Abrams added.
The full article is available for Fortune subscribers.