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BREAKING NEWS: CMS Vaccine Mandate Has Now Been Blocked Nationwide

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Hey Compliance Warriors!

 

We’ve been monitoring a few rulings by federal judges which have temporarily halted parts of the Biden administration’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy for certain workers.

 

One ruling, issued on Tuesday was by a Louisiana-based federal judge and effectively blocked a vaccine mandate for health workers across the country at hospitals that receive federal funding. This is also known as the CMS mandate.

 

A second ruling, by a Kentucky-based federal judge, paused the administration’s vaccine mandate for federal contractors in Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee.

 

The ruling from the Louisiana-based judge dovetails with a Monday decision by yet another federal judge, based in Missouri, who blocked the mandate for health workers in 10 states. Tuesday’s ruling effectively extended the freeze nationwide.

 

All of this is pending appeal, so stay tuned!

 

Be Audit-Secure™

 

Lisa Smith, SPHR, SHRM – SCP

Certified EEO Investigator (EEOC)

Lead Support and Content Chief – HelpDeskforHR.com

“You cannot be audit-proof, but you can Be Audit-Secure.”


 

Are you struggling with potential EEOC claims or violations?

 

How about when Big Boss is pushing back on what you KNOW needs to be done, but they just cannot seem to wrap their brains around the suggestions you are making?

 

Sometimes you need an internal investigation conducted by an UNBIASED 3rd PARTY before a claim, charge, or lawsuit is filed against the company and/or the responsible parties within.

 

I am an EEOC Certified Investigator

 

As an EEOC Certified Investigator, I have seen a lot of tough issues that employers really should have researched before making the decision to “do it the way we’ve always done it” OR “not let some employee handbook boss me around”.

 

How about the time when the accused is your friend or you have some sort of relationship with the person that could cause others to view you as biased during an investigation. Recusing yourself may be the indicated course of action in some cases.

 

Remember, sometimes even decisions resulting from only the best intentions still pave the road to… well… court! (gotcha!)

 

I am ready, willing, and able to provide these services at the same rate as my regular telephone or Zoom consultations.

 

https://secure-cart.anderecorp.com/one-on-one-consulting/

 

And, don’t forget – I am a credentialed EEO INVESTIGATOR.

 

So, when you come across issues related to discrimination or harassment and need an unbiased 3rd-party to conduct the investigation please also think of me.

 

I have been fully trained by EEOC Administrative Judges and other Investigators.

 

There is no need to dig the hole deeper by trying to do these things on your own when conflicting interests may be in play.

 

So, next time you want to pass the investigation on to a professional investigator who has no skin in the game, think of me!

 

 

Lisa Smith, SPHR, SHRM – SCP

Certified EEO Investigator (EEOC)

Lead Support and Content Chief – HelpDeskforHR.com

“You cannot be audit-proof, but you can Be Audit-Secure.”

Email support@helpdeskforHR.com to schedule a consultation.

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