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Task Force announces details of federal contractor vaccine mandate

The Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (Task Force) has issued its guidance (Guidance) regarding the COVID-19 safety protocols that federal contractors must implement under President...


New COVID-19 executive order expands requirements for U.S. government contractors

Late last week, in the latest step to curb the COVID-19 pandemic, President Joseph R. Biden announced new Federal contractor employee vaccination requirements that are set to go into effect ...


OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard would require many employers to mandate vaccine or weekly testing

On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced several new initiatives aimed at increasing COVID-19 vaccination rates in U.S. private sector workplaces, including directing the...


Virginia employer checklist for compliance with new 2021 laws

Virginia employers should be aware of several new employment laws that have taken effect in the Commonwealth in 2021. These laws create protections against employment discrimination based...


OSHA updates workplace COVID-19 guidance in light of delta variant and latest CDC recommendations

Following the CDC’s recent changes to its COVID-19 guidance, OSHA updated its COVID-19 guidance for non-health care settings to reflect more restrictive recommendations for employers...


White House announces COVID-19 safety measures for onsite federal contractors

On 29 July 2021, the Biden Administration announced a wave of White House programs to boost vaccination rates in the United States, including programs aimed directly at federal contractors. ...


CDC flip-flops on mask guidance for fully vaccinated individuals; what should U.S. employers do?

Citing concerns about potential spread of the COVID-19 “Delta variant” and the fact that even fully vaccinated individuals infected with the Delta variant can spread COVID-19 to ...


D.C.’s impending noncompete ban may be on hold until 2022

D.C. employers should be aware that the District’s new law banning virtually all employee noncompete agreements and policies does not currently apply and likely will not become...


OSHA issues COVID-19 emergency temporary standard for healthcare settings

On June 10, 2021, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released the first nationwide emergency workplace safety rule per President Joe Biden’s January...

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