Vaccine Mandates for Federal Contractors: Understanding E.O. 14042

December 1, 2021

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Under Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, federal contractors, subcontractors, and others participating in “contract-like” arrangements are subject to far-reaching obligations relating to vaccines and workplace safety requirements. With the expansive scope and complexity of the implementing guidance, rapid timelines, and seeming overlap with similar new OSHA-based requirements, entities that do business with the federal government have many questions. In this webinar, FTLF Partner Scott S. Sheffler and Senior Counsel H. Scott Johnson, Jr. will provide a concise explanation of the key components of E.O. 14042 and the implementing guidance issued by the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (“SFWTF”). This webinar will address the scope and nature of the obligations, the interplay with other vaccine requirements, and related employment law considerations, with an eye toward devising efficient compliance strategies.

Target Audience

  • Federal contractor compliance staff
  • Financial management and contracting personnel
  • HR managers within organizations that hold federal procurement contracts or “contract-like” instruments
  • Federal grantees that also perform federal procurement contracts or maintain other “contract-like” relationships with federal agencies 

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand the scope and applicability of E.O. 14042 and the implementing SFWTF guidance
  • Examine key compliance obligations, including the federal government’s approach to deconflicting federal contractor-specific guidelines with OSHA guidelines
  • Evaluate opportunities for efficiency in compliance and potential federal enforcement mechanisms
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
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Event starts: 
12/01/2021 - 1:00pm EST
Event ends: 
12/01/2021 - 2:00pm EST

H. Scott Johnson Jr.

As of September 2023, H. Scott Johnson is no longer with the firm.

H. Scott Johnson Jr. is Senior Counsel with the firm in the Employment Law, Government Contracts, Litigation, Federal Grants, and Health Care practice groups. Scott maintains an active practice advising business and institutional clients on employment matters, commercial agreements, government contracts, and risk management. In addition to his corporate practice, Scott is also well-regarded for his employment and complex civil litigation practice. His complex civil litigation experience includes representing businesses in a wide variety of contract disputes and business torts including tortious interference, breach of fiduciary duty, civil conspiracy, defamation, fraud, and misappropriation of trade secrets. 


A Partner with the firm in the Federal Grants and Health Law practice groups, Scott advises clients on matters of federal grant law, government contract law, and health care law. Scott assists clients with the myriad requirements that apply upon acceptance of federal grant funding, including the administrative requirements and cost principles established in the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars that preceded the Uniform Guidance, and program-specific statutory and regulatory funding conditions. [Full Bio]

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance


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