Skip to Main Content
ニュース&イベント: 雇用/労働法/福利厚生関連情報

【雇用法フラッシュニュース】米労働安全衛生庁(OSHA)発行のワクチン接種義務化規定に係る訴訟、連邦第6巡回区控訴裁判所に移送

11.17.21

The legal fight over OSHA’s COVID Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”), which requires companies with 100 or more employees to implement a mandatory employee COVID-19 vaccination policy or have all unvaccinated employees submit to weekly testing, now moves to the Sixth Circuit located in Cincinnati, Ohio. On Tuesday, November 16, 2021, the federal court’s Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation held its lottery and all the petitions filed nationwide against OSHA’s ETS will now be transferred to a court in the Sixth Circuit. Normally, the Sixth Circuit has jurisdiction only over the states of Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. However, having now been assigned the Multidistrict Litigation, the Sixth Circuit’s opinion will apply nationwide.

As we explained during our webinar, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals did not permanently enjoin OSHA from enforcing its ETS. The Fifth Circuit issued only a continued Stay, a temporary measure. Now, lawyers could engage in discovery, will file briefs, and may well have an oral argument. An appeal is sure to follow. Ultimately, the U.S. Supreme Court will likely decide whether OSHA has the power to issue the ETS and, if so, whether OSHA will be able to enforce any or all of the ETS’s provisions. For now, we encourage companies to review the ETS and be prepared to comply. Masuda Funai will continue to monitor developments and provide the latest information.

© 2021 Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd. All rights reserved. 本書は、特定の事実や状況に関する法務アドバイスまたは法的見解に代わるものではありません。本書に含まれる内容は、情報の提供を目的としたものです。かかる情報を利用なさる場合は、弁護士にご相談の上、アドバイスに従ってください。本書は、広告物とみなされることもあります。