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Kate Griffin is an associate in the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group.

The federal government says healthcare employers can soon stop requiring employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Yes — the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is sunsetting the requirement that covered providers have staff COVID-19 vaccination policies. Published in the Federal Register on June 5, 2023, CMS’s

If you take on a federal contract, does that make you a state actor? No, according to a unanimous Sixth Circuit panel in Ciraci v. J.M. Smucker Company.

The Facts

During World War II, the Army included Smucker’s apple butter in its ration kits, resulting in a federal contractor relationship that has “stuck” ever