Overview: Federal ETS on Employers with 100 + Employees
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published its Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring employers with 100+ employees to either mandate the vaccine or test employees for COVID-19 on a weekly basis. Though the ETS may face legal challenges, employers should still gear up as states such as California show no indication of slowing down. Join Fisher Phillips attorneys, Jason Geller, Collin Cook, and Hannah Sweiss as they discuss the OSHA’s ETS, what we anticipate in California, and practical suggestions for managing the vaccine and COVID-19 legal landscape.
About the Instructors
Jason Geller is the managing partner of the firm’s San Francisco office. Jason represents employers in all facets of employment law matters. He has considerable experience defending employers in litigation involving claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and California wage and hour laws. Jason has defended employers against class and individual wage and hour claims, including claims for alleged misclassification of exempt and independent contractor status, and failure to pay overtime and provide meal periods and rest breaks. He also frequently defends employers in whistleblowing and retaliation claims, including claims under the California Whistleblower Act, the False Claims Act and various provisions of the California Labor Code.
Collin Cook is a member of the firm’s Essential Business Taskforce developed in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis. The group is dedicated to assisting businesses impacted by shelter-in-place or shutdown orders, ensuring their doors stay open where possible in the face of government orders.
Hannah Sweiss is a member of the firm’s COVID-19 Taskforce, a cross-disciplinary team of attorneys dedicated to advising employers on the many workplace law aspects of the global coronavirus pandemic.