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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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Comparing the OSHA ETS and FAR Covid-19 Rules – What Government Contractors Should Know

By Alan Chvotkin of Nichols Liu On November 5, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published an Emergency Temporary Standard ( OSHA ETS ) interim final rule, effective on December 6, 2021 except for the vaccination requirement that is effective January 4, 2022.[1] It is generally applicable to all employers who […]
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Safer Federal Workforce Task Force Delays Contractor Vaccine Deadline

Taft Stettinius & Hollister – Nearly a week after President Biden announced that the federal contractor vaccine mandate compliance deadline would be delayed to align with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services deadlines, on Nov. 10, 2021, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (the Task Force) issued new […]
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OMB Attempts to Plug Holes in the Government Contractor Vaccine Mandate

Bass Berry & Sims – Likely in response to the flurry of litigation challenging the government contractor vaccine mandate, on November 16 the Office of Management and Budget published a new notice of determination and request for comments in the Federal Register. The new determination, which rescinds and supersedes the prior notice issued on September 24, […]
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Federal Contractor Vaccine Updates: January 18 “Fully Vaccinated” Deadline and New FAQs

Jackson Lewis – On November 10, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force again updated the binding Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors implementing Executive Order 14042, and issued new and updated FAQs for federal contractors. The first order of business was to officially extend the full vaccination deadline from December 8, 2021 to January 4, 2022, as stated in […]
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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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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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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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White House Fact Sheet Results in Additional Questions for Government Contractors

Stinson LLP – The White House released a fact sheet on the issuance of new OSHA ETS and CMS Rules and also addressed some changes to the previously announced EO 14042 federal contractor vaccination mandate. During a White House press briefing, officials had suggested that the administration might at least delay implementation of the EO 14042 for […]
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AFGE asks White House to Delay Federal Vaccine Mandate Deadline for Employees

The largest federal employee union has asked the White House to push back the Nov. 22 deadline that executive branch workers currently have to comply with the federal vaccine mandate. More at Federal News Network
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