Georgia Court Issues Nationwide Injunction of Executive Order 14042—How Should Contractors Respond?

On December 7, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia ordered a nationwide injunction of Executive Order 14042 (the EO or EO 14042), temporarily suspending the EO’s vaccination, masking, and social distancing requirements and all implementing guidance. Although the Georgia …›

Untangling the Vaccine Mandate – Updates and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Since our October 14, 2021 webinar, much has developed in the rapidly evolving compliance world of Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors (“EO” or “EO 14042”). In case you missed it, we issued two prior alerts on some of …›

Federal Court Temporarily Halts OSHA ETS—EO 14042’s New January 4, 2022 Vaccine Deadline Remains

Less than three days after the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (“OSHA”) released its November 4, 2021 emergency temporary standards on COVID-19 vaccines and testing (the “ETS”), on November 6, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit temporarily stayed the ETS, …›

Unpacking the New OSHA ETS for COVID-19 Vaccines and Testing

On November 4, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released its highly anticipated emergency temporary standards for COVID-19 (the “ETS”) along with a landing page on its website with various compliance materials, FAQs, and a pre-recorded webinar. As expected, the ETS mandates …›

What Employers Need to Know: EEOC Serves Up COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance

In the wake of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s first grant of Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for a COVID-19 vaccine, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its pandemic guidance to address the legal issues surrounding the intersection of the COVID-19 vaccine and …›