Valin Posted November 17, 2021 Share Posted November 17, 2021 The Federalist Haley Strack November 17, 2021 The U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has suspended the implementation and enforcement of its controversial vaccine mandate just days after a federal court temporarily blocked the rule, citing “grave statutory and constitutional issues.” OSHA announced it would “suspend activities related to the implementation and enforcement of the [Emergency Temporary Standard] pending future developments in the litigation,” according to OSHA’s website. The administration’s backdown comes less than a week after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued and reaffirmed an explosive motion to freeze the vaccine mandate prompted by the Biden administration. On Nov. 12, the court ordered that OSHA “take no steps to implement or enforce” the mandate “until further court order.” (Snip) The court’s original stay came after joint entities from multiple states including Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Utah challenged the mandate. OSHA’s latest announcement paired with ongoing legal battles makes the future of the rule unclear leading up to its original enforcement date of Jan. 4, though many employees have already been forced to get the jab in anticipation of the rule. At least 27 states have sued the Biden administration over its OSHA mandate, bashing the administration for overreach. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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