Articles by Stephanie Rapp-Tully

New vaccination guidance for U.S. Companies

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10)– Nationwide, businesses are having to make a decision, implement a mandatory vaccine policy or require weekly testing for those who are unvaccinated if…

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White House: ‘There’s not a cliff here’ when it comes to vaccine deadlines

The White House says that its “creating flexibility within the system” in terms of the vaccination mandate for feds and contractors and how those who don’t…

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GovExec Daily: How Will Feds Get Exemptions to the Vaccine Mandate?

The Office of Personnel Management announced recently that November 9 will be the first day federal agencies can take disciplinary action against employees who refuse the COVID-19…

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VERIFY: No, employers are not responsible for paying for unvaccinated employees’ COVID tests

WASHINGTON — All over the U.S. employees are being told to either get the COVID vaccine or prepare for frequent testing. It’s a predicament facing the tens of millions of…

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Biden scrambles to defeat the surging virus, salvage agenda

President Biden on Thursday forced federal workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine and compelled private employers to crack down, too, as he resorts to heavy measures in a scramble to…

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Federal Contractors Will Have a Vaccine Mandate Similar to Federal Employees

President Biden will sign an executive order on Thursday to require federal contractors to be vaccinated against COVID-19, alongside their federal employee colleagues. Biden will…

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VERIFY: Is it legal for the federal government to mandate vaccines for federal, private employees?

WASHINGTON — Nearly nine months after the first COVID-19 vaccine was approved for emergency use, President Biden announced that tens millions of American workers will now be…

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Federal managers seek hard info on COVID-19 testing plans

Frontline agency managers and executives have questions about how they’ll implement the Biden administration’s vaccination and testing requirements, they said in an…

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When Federal Employees Lie About Covid-19 Vaccination Status

Federal employees are subject to harsh consequences if they lie about their Covid-19 vaccine status, says Stephanie Rapp-Tully, partner at Tully Rinckey PLLC, who specializes in…

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What the FDA’s new vaccine approval could mean for federal employee vaccine mandates

There’s still a lot of confusion about exactly how agencies will implement President Biden’s mandate for all federal workers to get vaccinated or subject themselves to COVID…

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