Federal vaccine and testing mandates: The current landscape

In the wake of recent developments, employers continue to have questions about vaccine mandates and what they need to do next. On this page, you'll find in-depth discussions clarifying the current status of the various federal mandates, as well as answers to common questions and guidance on using vaccine requirements to enhance workplace safety and employee wellness.

HR Trends: Federal vaccine mandates

Episode 39

What’s next now that OSHA has withdrawn the Emergency Temporary Standard?

January 26, 2022

On the heels of the Supreme Court’s stay of the private employer vaccine mandate, OSHA has withdrawn its Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) while it works on a permanent rule. In the meantime, employers remain responsible for keeping employees safe from COVID-19 at work. Ellen McCann joins guest host Nate Smith to discuss this latest development.

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Episode 38

Does the latest Supreme Court ruling halt all vaccine requirements? Not by a long shot.

January 25, 2022

What should employers know about federal COVID-19 vaccine and testing mandates, after the January 13 Supreme Court ruling? Recorded on January 14, legal expert Ellen McCann walks listeners through the current status of the three federal mandates and what employers should do now to ensure a safe workplace.

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Episode 34

The President’s vaccine mandate

September 15, 2021

Unum employment law and compliance expert Ellen McCann explores what we know about the President’s vaccine mandate so far. She discusses which employees are covered, how the mandate will be implemented, prospects for litigation and what it all means for employers.

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