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Georgia District Court Enjoins Government Contractor Vaccine Mandate Nationwide

 By Richard Arnholt of Bass Berry & Sims On December 6, we noted on this blog that because the injunction issued by the District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky on November 30 prohibiting the government from enforcing the government contractor vaccine mandate against contractors and subcontractors in Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee had national impact, […]
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Pentagon Stops Implementing Vaccine Mandate for Defense Contractors

A Pentagon spokeswoman says the department has stopped implementing the vaccine mandate for federal contractors. More at Breaking Defense
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Federal Government Confirms It Is Currently Not Enforcing Contractor COVID-19 Requirements

Proskauer Rose – Following two recent federal court decisions enjoining the enforcement of the contractor vaccine mandate, the Office of Management and Budget has issued guidance, posted on the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force’s website, regarding the federal government’s response to those decisions. The guidance provides that “The Government will take no action to enforce the […]
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Full Stop on Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate: Nationwide Injunction Issued

Jackson Lewis – A Georgia federal district court judge issued an injunction halting enforcement of Executive Order 14042, which requires that federal contractors and subcontractors with specific types of covered contracts ensure that their covered employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18th, 2022. Read the full post at Jackson Lewis
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OMB Pauses Enforcement of Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate In Light of Court Injunctions

Smith Anderson – On December 9, 2021, the Office of Management and Budget issued updated guidance to address the nationwide injunction that currently bars, on a preliminary basis, enforcement of the federal vaccine mandate. For federal contracts or contract-like instruments that already include a clause implementing the requirements of Executive Order 14042 (i.e., FAR 223-99), agencies […]
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Federal Court Grants Injunction Preventing Contractor Vaccine Mandate Enforcement Nationwide

By Barbara Duncombe, Suzanne Sumner, Brandon Dobyns, and Stephen Darby of Taft Stettinius & Hollister On Dec. 7, 2021, the Southern District of Georgia issued an injunction preventing the vaccine mandate from being enforced on federal contractors and subcontractors nationwide. As discussed in our previous article, the Eastern District of Kentucky issued a preliminary injunction preventing the […]
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That Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate Is Starting to Look Like a Shredded Battle Flag

The bottom seems to be falling out of the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for federal contractors. Seven states filed lawsuits against it. And now a judge in Georgia has blocked the mandate nationwide. For one view of what contractors should do now, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to Jenner and Block partner Matthew Haws. […]
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DOJ Seeks Stay of KY, OH, and TN Injunction; Hearings Go Forward in Other...

By Richard Arnholt of Bass Berry & Sims As we previously reported, on November 30, the District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky (ED of KY) enjoined the government “from enforcing the vaccine mandate for federal contractors and subcontractors in all covered contracts in Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee.” This follows nationwide injunctions of both […]
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Judicial Holdings Throw Vaccine Mandate Implementation into Disarray

Stinson LLP – As anticipated in our prior alerts, there have been continuing practical and legal challenges to implementing the Path Out of the Pandemic plan. This alert provides an update on the current status of challenges to OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), Executive Order 14042 for federal contractors, and the Centers for Medicare and […]
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What We Know And Don’t About The Federal Court Order Enjoining EO 14042

Sheppard Mullin – In news that will be of interest to every federal contractor, including large and small businesses, universities, banks, and the health care industry, Executive Order 14042 (along with the related Task Force Guidance and contract clauses) has been ENJOINED in the states of Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee. U.S. District Court Judge Gregory […]
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