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Vaccine Mandate for Federal Contractors Blocked by Federal Court in Kentucky

By Christopher Wilkinson of Perkins Coie On November 30, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky granted a preliminary injunction blocking the federal government from moving forward with the COVID-19 protocols for federal contractors issued by the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (Task Force) and promulgated by President Biden in Executive […]
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Ga. Judge Blocks Contractor Vaccine Mandate Nationwide

A Georgia federal judge issued and injunction issued a nationwide injunction blocking the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors from going into effect, ruling the Biden administration had likely exceeded its procurement authority. More at Law360  
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What Does the Partial Blocking of the Contractor Vaccine Mandate Mean? 

Overall, this has been a “very, very complicated area,” said one contracting expert. More at Government Executive
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Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate Continues to Vex Contractors

Sometimes the simplest things to say are the most complicated to do: Fly to the moon and back, establish world peace or require everyone in your company to get vaccinated if you want to do business with the federal government. With weeks to go before an ostensible deadline, contractors are still vexed by the nuances […]
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Contractor COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Blocked in Three States and Numerous Additional Challenges Pending

Covington & Burling – On Tuesday, November 30, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Biden Administration from enforcing its federal contractor COVID-19 vaccine mandate in Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee.  As discussed in our previous posts, via Executive Order 14042, President  Biden mandated that employees […]
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Governor, AG Sue Defense Department over Vaccine Requirement

Oklahoma’s Republican governor and the state attorney general filed a lawsuit in federal court Thursday, challenging the COVID-19 vaccination mandate the Defense Department has imposed on the Oklahoma National Guard. Read the full post at Federal News Network
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Fast Times in Federal Courts: Will the Vaccine Mandates Stay, or Will They Go?

Venable – Over the last two months, three arms of the federal government have issued guidance mandating COVID-19 vaccines for various groups of employees. Unsurprisingly, each of these mandates has been challenged in court. Some employers are waiting to see how these legal challenges will be resolved before implementing any policies; others have forged ahead […]
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The Last Domino Falls – The Beginning of the End of the Government Contractor...

Bass Berry & Sims – On November 30, the District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky enjoined the government contractor vaccine mandate issued in accordance with President Biden’s Executive Order 14042. This injunction follows an injunction issued on November 29 of the CMS vaccine mandate and the earlier injunction of the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard […]
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Federal COVID Vaccine Mandate for Contractors Halted, with Appeals Likely

By Alan Chvotkin of Nichols Liu On December 7, 2021, in Georgia’s Southern District, U.S. District Court Judge R. Stan Baker issued a nationwide injunction blocking the enforcement of the Federal COVID vaccine “mandate” for federal contractors and subcontractors in all covered contracts. The Georgia decision is the second to overturn the federal contractor vaccine […]
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Pentagon Looking into Whether Vendors are Dropping out Due to Vaccine Requirement

The Defense Department is starting to gather data on whether the vaccination mandate for federal contractors is chasing away potential vendors. More at Federal News Network
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