On September 24, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force issued guidance for federal contractors based on President Biden’s Executive Order directing adequate COVID-19 safety protocols for federal contractors and subcontractors. The guidance requires a majority of, if not all, employees of federal contractors, including those having nothing to do with the contracts covered by the guidance, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8.
McCarter & English partner Hugh Murray will address:
- Applicable contracts
- The timeline
- Employees bound by vaccination requirement
- The medical and religious exemptions
- Masking and physical distancing requirements for employees and visitors
- Steps management and HR should take to comply within boundaries of existing law