Tag: Supreme court

OSHA’s next move: Agency at work on permanent COVID-19 safety standard

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is moving forward with plans to issue a permanent rule aimed at requiring employees of large businesses to either be vaccinated against COVID-19 or face weekly testing. OSHA announced on January 25 it is withdrawing the emergency temporary standard (ETS) it issued on November 5 and that […]

Supreme Court allows CMS vaccine mandate

The Supreme Court will allow a CMS rule mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees of certified Medicare and Medicaid health care providers to move ahead, granting a stay of injunctions brought in two lower courts hearing challenges to the rule. The CMS rule requires agencies to put policies and procedures in place for employee vaccination […]

Supreme Court nominee likely to be pro-business, which bodes well for agencies

With the upcoming vetting of Brett Kavanaugh for the soon-to-be vacant seat of Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court, home care agencies soon may again have a pro-business ally. That’s important, in part, because the 2018-19 Supreme Court term is shaping up to be the year of arbitration. The upcoming docket features three […]