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Urrutia Discusses Supreme Court Vaccine Ruling


judge's gavel on desk with books in backgroundBoth the Washington Examiner and Corporate Compliance Insight interviewed Eastman & Smith member Carrie L. Urrutia regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling on OSHA’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate  In a six to three decision the Court struck down the mandate for employers with 100 or more employees.   According to Ms. Urrutia, “the Supreme Court decision concluded that Congress never granted to OSHA the power to regulate public health dangers; it only has the power to regulate occupational health dangers.”  Private employers and US states still may institute their own COVID (a.k.a. coronavirus) rules.

In a related case, the Court upheld the vaccine mandate created by the Department of Health & Human Services Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Ms. Urrutia provides guidance on a host of employment law issues including employment policies and handbooks, training, representing employers in administrative proceedings and defending against discrimination claims.  For questions regarding vaccines, please contact Ms. Urrutia or one of our employment attorneys.