This week OSHA, a part of the U.S. Department of Labor, released the rule that implements a requirement for vaccination or weekly testing of all employees at employers with 100 or more employees. OSHA's summary of the rule can be read here. The rule is called an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), and takes effect immediately on publication, which is scheduled for Friday, November 5, 2021. Here's what you need to know:
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's guidance about COVID in the workplace and adds details about employers' obligations with respect to employee requests to skip the COVID-19 vaccine on the basis of religious observance or belief.