January 19, 2022

Volume XII, Number 19

Advertisement
Advertisement

January 19, 2022

Subscribe to Latest Legal News and Analysis

January 18, 2022

Subscribe to Latest Legal News and Analysis

Federal Contractor Employees Must Now be Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19 By January 18, 2022

On November 10, 2021, the Biden Administration announced another change to the deadline for federal contractors to become fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as required by Executive Order 14042.  The deadline is now January 18, 2022, meaning that employees must receive their final vaccine dose by January 4, 2022.

This is now the third deadline for vaccination set by the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force.  In its initial Guidance, the Task Force established a December 8, 2021 deadline.  However, when the Biden Administration issued the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) vaccination mandate on November 4, 2021, it also pushed back the deadline for federal contractor employees to become fully vaccinated until January 4, 2021 in order to conform Executive Order 14042’s deadline to OSHA’s and CMS’s deadlines. The Task Force did not provide any explanation for the disparity between the January 4 and January 18 dates.

© Polsinelli PC, Polsinelli LLP in CaliforniaNational Law Review, Volume XI, Number 315
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

About this Author

Jack Blum Polsinelli Employment Attorney
Associate

Jack Blum is an associate in the firm’s Employment Disputes, Litigation, and Arbitration practice, where he represents employers in connection with a wide range of employment law issues. Jack has extensive experience in defending employers against claims by their employees in federal and state courts, as well as before government agencies like the EEOC, Department of Labor, and state human rights commissions. Jack aggressively defends his client’s personnel practices and decisions while not losing sight of their underlying business goals and objectives. Jack represents clients in all...

202.772.8483
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement