BREAKING: U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Proposed OSHA Vaccine-or-Test Rule

Many employers, with 100 or more employees, were preparing to implement a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination or testing policy consistent with the Biden administration’s proposed rule. The proposed regulation was to be enforced by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”). However, employers received relief from the administrative burden of enforcing the rule. On January 13,…

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Employers Cannot Require Arbitration Agreements as a Condition of Employment

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court who previously ruled that AB 51 was an unlawful restriction on arbitration agreements. The 9th Circuit’s ruling means that – at least for now – AB 51 remains the law in California. Last year, California Assembly Bill 51 was enacted, adding a section to…

Effective Immediately: Cal/OSHA’s Updated Guidelines for California Employers re: Vaccinations External

We previously covered the COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) that the California Division of Occupation Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) released back in November of 2020. Now we have an update for you that we hope helps RPNA’s clients. As of June 17, 2021, Cal/OSHA approved revisions to the ETS that reflect the current health…