On November 6, 2021, the 5th US Court of Appeals issued an injunction based on a legal challenge filed in its courts. On November 12, 2021, the 5th Circuit ruled that this injunction applies country-wide and has ordered OSHA to "take no steps to implement or enforce...until further court order." Therefore, OSHA has currently suspended such activities while this and several other legal challenges work their way through the various court systems. If this or any other court confirms or overturns the ETS, no one should consider it the final say until a decision is ultimately issued by the US Supreme Court.
Even with this latest development, Affinity HR Group still recommends that you start preparing for how your company will implement and enforce this ETS if it proceeds as released or in some variation. However, we do not recommend expending too much time or expense until the US Supreme Court has ruled.
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