Bloomberg Law
Nov. 6, 2021, 7:15 PM

Biden’s Workplace Vaccine-or-Test Rule Halted by Fifth Circuit

Robert Iafolla
Robert Iafolla

A federal appeals court in New Orleans suspended the Biden administration’s emergency temporary rule requiring employers to mandate Covid-19 vaccination or regular testing.

Citing “grave statutory and constitutional issues,” the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit put the newly minted workplace mandate rule on hold Saturday pending further litigation.

The order comes a day after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration officially published its vaccinate-or-test regulation, which was met by a flurry of lawsuits from Republican state attorneys general, companies, and other organizations seeking to block it. The emergency temporary standard is supposed to last just six ...

Learn more about Bloomberg Law or Log In to keep reading:

Learn About Bloomberg Law

AI-powered legal analytics, workflow tools and premium legal & business news.

Already a subscriber?

Log in to keep reading or access research tools.