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OSHA RULE FOR PRIVATE EMPLOYER VACCINE MANDATE REINSTATED; APPEAL TO SUPREME COURT PENDING

1/10/2022 | Articles & Alerts, employment, News & Resources

On Friday evening, December 17, 2021, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted the stay of the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) implementing the COVID-19 vaccination mandate for private employers with 100 or more employees. Below is a review of the ETS provisions together with some new developments and a list of steps for employers to take to prepare for the ETS. Be aware that the ETS already is on appeal to the United States Supreme Court, and the Supreme […]

COURT REAFFIRMS STAY OF PRIVATE EMPLOYER VACCINE MANDATE

1/10/2022 | Articles & Alerts, employment, News & Resources

On Friday evening November 12, 2021, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reaffirmed the stay prohibiting the implementation of the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) which would require private employers with 100 or more employees to mandate that their employees either get vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing for the virus. In reaffirming the stay, the Court stated that the ETS “grossly exceeds OSHA’s statutory authority” and that “OSHA may take no steps to implement or enforce the […]

Montgomery Bar Association Article: Montco Bar 1L Program

1/6/2022 | Articles & Alerts, Media, News & Resources

By: Ivana Alexander, Esquire I did not grow up wanting to be a lawyer. After I graduated from New York University, I accepted a position as a program director at the Salvation Army. I started an after-school program for low-income children near my birthplace in North Philadelphia. Advocating for my students, their parents, and my community sparked my interest in a career in advocacy. After establishing the after-school program and running it for three years, I decided to pursue law. […]

MSI North America Philadelphia In-Person Meeting

11/12/2021 | Events & Seminars, General, News & Resources

On Thursday, November 11, 2021,18 MSI members got together for a half-day in-person meeting in Philadelphia. The meeting, which was kindly hosted and organized by our local members, Neil A. Stein, Esquire of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C and Scott Isdaner, Mike Troped, and John Campbell of Isdaner & Co, was a great opportunity for members to catch up and network in an informal setting. It was chaired by MSI’s Director of Member Relations-Americas, Susan Greene, and started with […]

YOU SAY GOODBYE AND I SAY HELLO. WILL LOCAL ZONING GIVE WAY TO A FEDERAL REPLACEMENT?

10/15/2021 | Articles & Alerts, News & Resources, Zoning & Development

                The economist, Milton Friedman, was a proponent of local government authority. He posited that if he was unsatisfied with his community, he could simply move to another community he found desirable. However, moving from a state or country is far more difficult. Local government power includes the adoption of zoning regulations. Pennsylvania has 2,561 municipalities, and most have their own zoning codes. Zoning can, at times, unfairly shape where people live and how they live.  The federal government […]