Mike Hilgers

Nebraska Attorney General

Attorney General's Response to Federal Vaccine Mandates

In the last months, the Attorney General’s Office has received numerous phone calls asking about the federal vaccine mandates announced by the Biden administration. Nebraskans want to know whether these federal mandates are enforceable. This is understandable since many are facing the loss of their livelihood and are exploring ways to maintain employment without being required to take one of the vaccines.
It is also understandable that many Nebraska employers and employees are confused as to the status of these mandates. Although the Biden administration first announced them on September 9, 2021, the rules were slow to be released, and the guidelines are lengthy and complex. The Attorney General is concerned that these federal mandates are unlawful. In response, Attorney General Peterson has filed lawsuits regarding the Biden Administration’s CMS, OSHA, and federal contractor vaccine mandates.
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