Earlier today, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision staying enforcement of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) that would have required employers with more than 100 employees to implement COVID-19 vaccination policies. As a result of the Supreme Court’s decision, the OSHA ETS is delayed pending a final decision from the Supreme Court. However, today’s Supreme Court decision casts serious doubt on whether the OSHA ETS will ever become effective.
In light of the Court’s decision, Florida employers should be mindful of recent laws enacted by the Florida state legislature, including HB-1’s prohibition against employer vaccine mandates unless such mandates provide broad exemptions for religious and medical reasons, as well as exemptions for documented natural immunity.
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