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November 15, 2021 - EEOC, Coronavirus (COVID-19), Department of Labor (DOL), Legislation

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

New Guidance on COVID-19 Protocols for Contractor Employees at Federal Facilities

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 these developments (available here and here), the latest of which discusses the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) November 4, 2021 emergency temporary standards (ETS) currently stayed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. These standards impose similar—but separate—COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements for companies with 100 or more employees, regardless of whether or not the companies are federal contractors.

To learn more, read our client alert.