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Important Updates on Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate—Deadline Extended and Flexibility Added

McCarter & English – With the addition of new answers to frequently asked questions on November 1, and the November 4 “Fact Sheet” issued by the White House accompanying the rollout of the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) vaccination requirements for, respectively, employers […]
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10 States Sue Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Over COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare...

Jackson Lewis – On November 10, 2021, 10 states led by Eric S. Schmitt, the attorney general of the State of Missouri, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri seeking a declaratory ruling, as well as preliminary and permanent injunctions enjoining CMS from imposing the IFR’s mandate. Alaska, […]
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Updates Regarding COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Federal Contractors Released

Foley Hoag – On November 4, 2021, the White House announced that the deadline for the federal contractor vaccination mandate will be extended to match the deadlines included in the new vaccination rules set forth by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, respectively. “Covered contractor employees” of […]
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Untangling the Vaccine Mandate – Updates and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Morrison & Foerster – Much has developed in the rapidly evolving compliance world of Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors (“EO 14042”). To date, nearly 40 agencies have issued class deviations implementing the EO’s requirements, most agencies have issued supplemental letters, guidance, or other memoranda, and the Safer Federal Workforce Task […]
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Despite Calls for Delay, White House Says Feds’ Vaccination Deadline Isn’t Changing

Federal workers have until Monday to prove they are vaccinated against COVID-19 or seek an exemption. More at Government Executive
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New Guidance, New Rules, Injunctions, Oh My: Updates for Federal Contractors Under the COVID-19...

The Safer Federal Workforce Task Force Released new guidance concerning the requirements for federal contractors under Executive Order 14042. This new guidance supplements the original Task Force Guidance released in September. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration also issued its much awaited emergency temporary standards mandating vaccinations or testing for employees of employers with more […]
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The State Challenges to the Contractor Vaccine Mandate Continue

By Richard Arnholt of Bass Berry & Sims The five cases challenging the contractor vaccine mandate filed in various district courts by 22 states, which we discussed on this blog last week, continue to develop. Motions for preliminary injunctions have now been filed in all cases except the suit filed by Texas, and briefing schedules/hearings […]
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COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing: Critical Implications of OSHA’s ETS for Federal Government Contractors

PilieroMazza – On November 4, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration published its long-awaited COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) for covered private employers, including nearly all private employers with 100 or more employees. The ETS sets forth workplace safety protocols mandating covered employers to implement workplace policies by January 4, 2022, requiring employees […]
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Government Contracts Legal Round-Up

Welcome to Jenner & Block’s Government Contracts Legal Round‑Up, a biweekly update on important government contracts developments. This update offers brief summaries of key developments for government contracts legal, compliance, contracting, and business executives. Please contact any of the professionals at the bottom of the update for further information on any of these topics. Executive […]
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Navigating the Business Risks Associated with the Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate

By Reginald M. Jones of Fox Rothschild President Biden recently issued Executive Order No. 14042 requiring covered federal contractors ensure that their employees are fully vaccinated against COVID‑19 unless an employee otherwise requests, and receives an accommodation for sincerely held religious beliefs or a medical condition that justify them not being vaccinated. Substantive guidance has […]
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