Government Contracts & Investigations

Louisiana District Court Joins Bandwagon of Courts Issuing Preliminary Injunctions Against Implementation of EO 14042’s Government Contractor Vaccination Mandate

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Executive Order 14042 (the “EO”) and the implementing FAR clause and Safer Workforce Task Force (SWTF) Guidance – which mandate that government contractors and their subcontractors be vaccinated absent a legal exception – has been challenged by 26 states, as well as other entities.  Many of these suits allege that the President’s actions exceeded hisRead More

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Georgia v. Biden Places Nationwide Stay on the Government Contractor Vaccination Mandate

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Breaking news – Following an expedited briefing schedule and hearing, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, in Georgia v. Biden, No. 21-cv-00163, has issued a nationwide preliminary injunction staying implementation of the government contractor vaccination mandate under Executive Order (EO) 14042. The Court determined that the States of Georgia, Alabama,Read More

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Judicial Holdings Throw Vaccine Mandate Implementation into Disarray

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 Medicaid Services (CMS)Read More

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White House Fact Sheet Results in Additional Questions for Government Contractors

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On November 4, 2021, 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 last week’s White House press briefing, officials had suggested that the administration might at least delay implementation of the EORead More

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Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Rule for Government Contractors Continues to Develop

We have previously reported on implementation issues arising from President Biden’s Path out of the Pandemic plan, which included issuance of Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, the related Safer Workforce Task Force Guidance, and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Class Deviations. Since our last report, several legal developments warrant attention: Nineteen statesRead More

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