In this latest Legal Insight episode with Cotney Attorneys & Consultants CEO, Trent Cotney, he gives an update on the latest happening with federal mandates that will inevitably affect contractors.
Cotney provides a brief refresher of each mandate and its current status for those who just can’t keep all these ever-changing legal matters straight. Recently, the OSHA ETS was blocked by the Supreme Court, while the health care standard which requires vaccinations if you work in a place such as a hospital is still standing. However, there’s one more that has yet to be resolved: the Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate, “Which required not only workers that are working in federal jobs have vaccines, but anyone who is working on that project including anyone who is working in a home office,” Cotney said.
That mandate has already been challenged by at least three different Circuits and is currently under review. Cotney says that contractors can expect additional legal arguments over this mandate and it may also go to the Supreme Court.
Cotney reminds contractors that we are not out of the woods yet. It’s important to stay aware and up-to-date to what mandates will affect our industry and how. Luckily for you there’s an easy way to do that. Just tune into our weekly Legal Insight videos and get the update you need as a contractor in 2022.