February 25, 2022 - Coronavirus

A Second Look: Parties Spar Over Vaccine Mandate in Eleventh Circuit Appeal from EO 14042 Injunction

It has been more than two months since the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a nationwide preliminary injunction of Executive Order 14042, the Biden Administration’s effort to impose a vaccine requirement on federal contractors. Since then, the district …›

February 4, 2022 - Coronavirus

Another Ticking Clock: Additional District Court Preliminarily Enjoins EO 14042 | Increasing Need for OMB Update on GA Court Clarification Order

On January 27, 2022, the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona joined the growing list of courts that have preliminarily enjoined Executive Order 14042 (which imposes COVID safety protocols on government contractors, including a vaccine mandate) based on an initial determination that …›

January 21, 2022 - Coronavirus, Protests & Litigation

Updates to Task Force Guidance | District Courts Follow Different Reasoning to Hold Executive Order 14042 Invalid: Circuit Courts to Determine Which Arguments Succeed or Fail

The fast and furious Jenga game over when and with which federal vaccine mandate a company must comply might finally have reached a turning point. On January 13, 2022, the Supreme Court issued dual per curiam opinions in which it blocked the Occupational Safety …›

December 8, 2021 - Coronavirus, Labor & Employment

Georgia Court Issues Nationwide Injunction of Executive Order 14042—How Should Contractors Respond?

On December 7, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia ordered a nationwide injunction of Executive Order 14042 (the EO or EO 14042), temporarily suspending the EO’s vaccination, masking, and social distancing requirements and all implementing guidance. Although the Georgia …›

November 8, 2021 - Coronavirus, Protests & Litigation

Federal Court Temporarily Halts OSHA ETS—EO 14042’s New January 4, 2022 Vaccine Deadline Remains

Less than three days after the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (“OSHA”) released its November 4, 2021, emergency temporary standards on COVID-19 vaccines and testing (the “ETS”), on November 6, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit temporarily stayed the ETS, …›

October 1, 2021 - Coronavirus

Overview of Prior Guidance for PPP Loans

The Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) began with rushed legislation and a race for financial support in the middle of a pandemic. This race was hardly a straight line as the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury scrambled to build …›