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Tax Withholding Policies in a Work-From-Home Environment

Working from home some or all of the time has become commonplace and seems likely to continue regardless of what happens with the COVID-19 pandemic. New ways of working require new ways of handling tax withholding. Employers may need to withhold at multiple locations for some employees. Employers should consider implementing internal policies to blunt … Continue Reading

Kentucky Federal Court Issues Three-State Preliminary Injunction Against Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate

By Marc Antonetti and Scott McIntyre On Nov. 30, 2021, the Eastern District of Kentucky enjoined President Biden’s federal contractor vaccine mandate in Commonwealth of Kentucky v. Joseph R. Biden. Under Executive Order 14042, covered contract employees and employees working at covered contractor workplaces are required to receive their final vaccine shot by Jan. 4, … Continue Reading

UPDATE: Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate in Flux

The federal contractor vaccine mandate (Executive Order 14042), which we first reported on in September both here and here, apparently will be delayed. Facing industry resistance, multiple lawsuits, and vaccination and accommodation assessment deadlines that are difficult to meet, the White House announced in an evening press call on November 3, 2021 (The White House, … Continue Reading

12 Quick Takeaways from the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force’s Vaccine Mandate for Federal Contractors

On Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force published its new guidance pursuant to the president’s recent executive order directing that all federal contractors’ employees be vaccinated. The detailed 14-page guidance has a number of important clarifications of who must be vaccinated, by when and what other steps a federal contractor must … Continue Reading

The President’s Vaccine Executive Order – A Prelude of Things to Come for Federal Contractors?

With much fanfare, on Sept. 9, 2021, President Joe Biden announced, among other wide-ranging proposed requirements for employers generally, a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal employees and certain government contractors. The president stated that he signed an “executive order that will require federal contractors to” have their employees vaccinated. (“Remarks by President Biden on Fighting … Continue Reading
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