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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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Class Deviation—Ensuring Adequate COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors

DoD has issued a class deviation to implemen the requirements of a preliminary injunction issued by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky enjoining  the vaccine mandate in States of Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee. The class deviation includes preliminary guidance from the Office of Management and Budget related to the injunction.
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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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