This is the latest skirmish of a battle that will most likely be decided by Supreme Court
This is just the latest in a long-running battle that will most likely be settled soon by the Supreme Court.
Companies with more than 100 employees must require their workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The requirement comes into effect on January 4, 2022.
A panel of U.S. Appeals Courts for the Sixth Circuit ruled in a 2-1 decision that the Biden administration can enforce the policy by using the Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Employers turned to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for guidance in protecting their employees from COVID-19 transmission and reopening their businesses.
The mandate was established by a rule that generated legal challenges in at least 27 states, as well as from business and religious organizations.
Nov. 12, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered OSHA not to “take any steps to implement or enforce [the Mandate] until further court orders,” reaffirming a previous decision. The mandate puts petitioners at “severe financial risk” and threatens their workforce (and business prospects).
Following the ruling, the Biden administration had to stop the mandate. The Sixth Circuit court, however, ruled Friday that the mandate was necessary to stop the spread of the virus.
Stranch stated in her ruling that “the costs of delaying implementation [mandate] is comparatively high.” “Fundamentally the [mandate] can be an important step in preventing the spread of deadly viruses.”
Opponents claim the policy is a backdoor effort by the government to force people to get vaccinated.
The Job Creators Network, a business-backed organization, was disappointed.
The group released a statement saying that “this mandate adds an unbelievable burden to small business owners who are still experiencing negative effects from the pandemic.” “JCN immediately requested the Supreme Court to rescue employees and businesses from this government overreach.”
Thomas Barrabi contributed this article.