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  • OSHA ISSUES & FEDERAL COURT RULING CURRENTLY BLOCKS EMERGENCY TEMPORARY STANDARD FOR COVID-19 VACCINATIONS

    A recent court-imposed stay blocked an emergency temporary standard (ETS) issued in early November by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that mandates private employers with 100+ employees to require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing and to wear masks in the workplace. According to the ETS, covered employers must ensure that all unvaccinated workers begin wearing masks by December 5, 2021, and provide a negative COVID-19 test on a weekly basis beginning on January 4, 2022. Read on how WBS employment attorneys Kerry Saltzman and Patrick Spellman break down the ETS's requirements for employers to help them remain prepared to take appropriate steps towards implementation.

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  • WBS WINS BACK-TO-BACK APPEAL DECISIONS

    WBS has won two Illinois Appellate Court victories in 2021, both spearheaded by Partner Mitch Bryan. Please read on to learn more about these favorable corporate governance and insurance coverage appellate court decisions in May and August of this year.

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  • WBS Represents Local Manufacturer in Sale

    The WBS deal team, led by Howard M. Cohen along with attorneys Andrew D. Arons and Patrick M. Coonan, acted as legal advisor to Chicago Protective Apparel in its sale to Mechanix Wear, a portfolio company of middle-market private equity firm Gryphon Investors.

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