Nov. 15, 2021
This week, the NC Chamber held a critical webinar and Q&A for the business community regarding the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) newly approved and issued vaccine/testing mandate for employers — known as an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). If the ETS is upheld in federal court, it will present broad and significant impacts on any employer with at least 100 employees, which the N.C Department of Labor (NC DOL) estimates to include roughly 6,000 state businesses and 1.2 million North Carolinians.
In the webinar, NC DOL Commissioner Josh Dobson and I shared our understanding and perspectives on historical context of the ETS, possible outcomes, and what employers can do to prepare now.
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