Mandatory Vaccinations for Government Contractors Are Here. What Should You Do Now?

October 19, 2021
Bass, Berry & Sims
Webinar

On September 9, President Biden issued Executive Order 14042 requiring that federal contractors comply with forthcoming COVID-19 workplace safety guidance. That guidance, which was issued on September 24, is remarkably broad, requiring that employees working directly on government contracts, in connection with government contracts, or in the same facility as an employee in the first two categories be vaccinated by December 8, 2021, among other requirements.

Since the guidance was issued, FAR and DFARS deviations have been issued. Those provisions will start appearing in government contracts soon, and similar provisions will be included in contract-link instruments.

These requirements have raised a host of questions, including:

  • Do these rules apply to my company?
  • Do my employees need to get vaccinated? Which ones?
  • What records do companies need to prove employees are vaccinated?
  • Besides trying to vaccinate everyone, what else do I need to do?
  • Does this need to be flowed down in all of my subcontracts?
  • Do these requirements apply to prime contracts solely for goods?
  • Do companies have to grant religious and medical accommodations? How should that be documented?

Please join Bass, Berry & Sims members Mary Leigh Pirtle (labor & employment attorney) and Richard Arnholt (government contracts attorney), for a webinar on October 19, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. CT, as they address these questions and much more. To register, please click here.

Who Should Attend?

  • In-house legal counsel.
  • Human resources professionals.
  • Compliance officers
  • C-level executives, consultants and principals in companies that are working to bring employees back to the workplace.

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Questions?

Submit your questions for presenters upon registration or email questions to Brandy Bea.