November 8, 2021
Legal Alert: OSHA Issues Rule Mandating
Vaccines or Testing for Larger Employers
U.S. Court of Appeals (5th Circuit) Immediately Issues Stay
On November 4, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an emergency temporary standard (ETS) mandating large employers to require COVID-19 vaccination or weekly testing of employees. The federal ETS will automatically take effect in states such as Idaho that do not have their own federally approved programs addressing workplace safety. Oregon, Washington, and 19 other states have adopted federally approved workplace safety programs. These states must adopt their own rules that are either identical to or more stringent than those outlined in the ETS.

Hal Scoggins has been providing legal advice to credit unions since 1991, focusing on state and federal regulatory compliance, deposit and lending operations, contract and business matters, corporate governance, CUSOs, and all other aspects of financial service delivery. He frequently conducts seminars on legal matters for the Northwest Credit Union Association, Credit Union National Association councils, local chapters, and other trade groups.
Contact Hal at 503.228.6044 or
Kelly Tilden  focuses her practice in the areas of employment law, business, and litigation. She advises clients regarding the hiring, discipline and termination of employees, compliance with state and federal civil rights, wage and hour laws, and leave laws. Kelly offers practical guidance and experienced-based insight to help employers confidently apply state and federal regulations. She has been selected by her peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® 2018-2022 for Employment Law - Management.

Contact Kelly at 503.228.6044 or
Brian Witt represents credit unions and CUSOs on corporate, operational, compliance, executive compensation and financial service delivery matters. Practicing law for more than 30 years, Brian has vast experience working with credit unions at all levels from the teller line to the Board room. Brian has developed extensive compliance resources for member response management, vendor management and contract review, information security programs, security response guidelines, online delivery of financial services, and credit union consumer and business lending.
Contact Brian at 503.228.6044 or

With a background in banking and business, Kelley Hodney brings considerable experience and working knowledge in the areas of consumer and commercial law relevant to assisting financial service providers on matters related to legal compliance, and creditors' rights litigation. She monitors regulatory changes and legislation at the federal level and in Oregon, Washington, and California that affects financial service providers.
Contact Kelley at 503.228.6044 or

Copyright © 2021 Farleigh Wada Witt. All Rights Reserved.
The contents of this publication are intended for general information only and should not be construed as legal advice or opinion on specific facts and circumstances.