Local labor law attorney discusses legality of President Biden’s new vaccine mandate

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – On Thursday, President Joe Biden spoke about his new vaccine mandate. Federal government employees, contractors, medical facilities that accept Medicare and Medicaid and any employer with 100 employees or more will all need to make sure employees are vaccinated or they’ll have to show weekly negative COVID-19 test results.

We spoke with a local labor law expert to find out more about the legality of the mandate.

“I’m not sure either [if it’s legal] from my end since I represent only employers. I think it’s not, but

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President Biden Signs Executive Order Announcing Plan For COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

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During a press conference Thursday afternoon, President Biden announced a broad plan that will include as-yet undefined guidance to require federal contractors to “provide adequate COVID-19 safeguards to their workers performing on or in connection with a Federal Government contract or contract-like instrument.”  While the President’s remarks and the Administration’s corresponding plan suggest a vaccine mandate, the President’s Executive Order does not explicitly mandate a vaccination requirement.   The requirement, however, is expected to be established by the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force.

The President’s plan is encompassed in an Executive Order covering federal contractors (discussed below)

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Newton officials say relationship ‘strong’ with county’s law firm

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COVINGTON, Ga. — Newton County officials said Friday they have a “strong partnership” with their law firm despite the Board of Commissioners adjourning a recent meeting because no attorney attended.

The county “appreciates the legal advice and guidance” Jarrard & Davis has provided “since the relationship commenced more than five years ago” in which the law firm works on a contract basis for the government, a news release stated.

Ken Jarrard, a founding partner of the firm, said Jarrard & Davis “highly values its professional relationship with Newton County.”

“No matter what direction Newton County chooses for its legal representation,

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A prolific Spokane criminal was released because of COVID concerns. Now, Eddie Ray Hall has been indicted again

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SPOKANE, Wash – One of Spokane’s most prolific career criminals was indicted this week in federal court. The indictment comes just a year after he was granted release from prison because of COVID concerns.

Eddie Ray Hall has been in prison many times and has been convicted of more than a dozen felonies.

In 2011, a judge sentenced Hall to 16 years in prison on drug trafficking charges.

Last summer, Hall petitioned the court for an early release from prison, saying his medical

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President Biden Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates, with Legal Challenges Likely to Follow

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September 10, 2021

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Yesterday, September 9, President Biden announced several initiatives regarding COVID-19 vaccine requirements for U.S. employers.  This alert provides a brief overview of the content and timing of the principal initiatives, and previews certain objections likely to be raised in legal challenges that some governors and others have said they will file.

  1. OSHA rule requiring all employers with 100+ employees to ensure their workers are vaccinated or tested weekly, and to pay for vaccination time.

The President announced that the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is developing an Emergency Temporary Standard

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