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Williams Parker (Florida): Update on Status of Federal Vaccination Mandates

A federal judge has rejected Florida’s request to temporarily halt the implementation of the mandatory vaccination rules implemented by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Accordingly, covered health care employers should be evaluating what to do in light of the conflict between Florida’s new vaccination law and the CMS rules. MORE.

Varnum (Michigan): Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate Stayed Nationwide

As previously reported, on November 30, a federal judge in Kentucky halted the implementation of the vaccine mandate for federal contractors and subcontractors in Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee. Now, a federal judge in Georgia has issued a nationwide injunction blocking the vaccine mandate for federal contractors and subcontractors. Unlike the limited injunction issued in Kentucky, the Order issued in Georgia on December 7, 2021, blocks the vaccine mandate countrywide. MORE.

Edwin Coe LLP (England-Wales): At Last! Light at the End of the Tunnel or More Frustration for Commercial Landlords and Tenants in Disputes Over COVID Related Rent Arrears?

The Government has today published the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill (the “Bill”), and in doing so has provided a significant update on how it envisages resolution to disputes over commercial rent arrears incurred during the Coronavirus pandemic. The news will be of great interest to all landlords and tenants with an interest in commercial premises, and is of particular importance to those in the hospitality and retail sectors. MORE.

Boase Cohen & Collins (Hong Kong): Failing to Meet Our Great Expectations

“Please, sir, I want some more.” These, of course, are the famous words spoken by the eponymous young orphan in Charles Dickens’ celebrated novel Oliver Twist as he timidly asks the master of the workhouse for a further helping of gruel. As with many of his epic works, the lauded writer used this book to expose the social injustices and cruel hardships endured by poor people in 19th century London. Hence, the term “Dickensian” is synonymous with scenes of squalor, grime, hunger and impoverishment. MORE.

Torkin Manes (Toronto/Ontario): Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy Upheld by Arbitrator

In an arbitration between the UFCW (the “Union”) and Paragon Security (the “Employer”), the Union grieved the Employer’s implementation of a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy on September 3rd, 2021 (the “Policy”). The Employer had previously issued a notice to its security guard employees in which they were advised that all employees were to be fully vaccinated by October 31st, 2021. MORE.

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