Pursuant to Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force has released Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors.
On August 31, 2021, the Office of Management and Budget approved the Affirmative Action Program Verification Interface (AAVI) proposed by the OFCCP for the verification and upload of federal contractor affirmative action plans.
On August 18, 2021, New York City amended its law to require contractors and subcontractors to enter into labor peace agreements with labor organizations as a condition to being awarded or renewing a city service contract with NYC agencies.
California’s first-in-the-nation set of orders requiring proof of vaccination or regulator COVID-19 testing for certain employees has since been followed by several states and localities, including Washington.
Given the recent increase in COVID-19 positivity rates in Puerto Rico, on Thursday August 5, 2021, Governor Pedro Pierluisi issued Executive Order No. 2020-062, adopting new vaccination measures for different sectors.
On August 3, 2021, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the nation’s first vaccine mandate applying not only to employees, but also patrons of indoor dining facilities, indoor fitness facilities, and indoor entertainment facilities.