For those who have been following along with the Biden administration’s vaccine-or-test rule legal drama, the latest developments might come as a surprise.
On Jan. 26, the administration withdrew the rule that would’ve required employers with 100 or more employees to vaccinate their workers or regularly test them for COVID-19. In this latest Legal Insights episode, Trent Cotney, CEO of Cotney Attorneys & Consultants, called the development a “pretty big exclamation point.”
But, Cotney warns, contractors may want to continue tracking the vaccination status of their employees. OSHA did indicate that it is pursuing its Emergency Temporary Standard as a proposed rule.
"We're not out of this yet," Cotney said. "I'd love to think that this is over, but I don't think it is, and there may be different ways they go about trying to enforce vaccines on employers and employees."
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