The three agencies with primary responsibility for enforcing federal employment laws have launched a new initiative to devote added attention to enforcing anti-retaliation protections.
The Biden Administration has officially extended the compliance deadline for the COVID-19 vaccine mandate applicable to federal contractors to require all covered employees to be “fully vaccinated” by January 18, 2022.
The Occupational Safety and Health Admiration last week issued its much-anticipated Emergency Temporary Standard requiring employers with 100 or more employees to ensure employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 4 or are tested weekly if n
President Biden initiated two actions last week that when and if implemented will require many private sector employers, including federal contractors, to ensure that their employees are vaccinated against COVID-19. At this point, however, there are
Under a 2015 bill approved by Congress, statutory fines under many federal laws are adjusted upwards on an annual basis for inflation. Our memo lists adjusted current penalty amounts for a number of employment-related violations.
The Administration’s latest semi-annual regulatory agenda shows a surprising amount of new activity being planned by the federal agencies that enforce worker protection requirements.
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, many states and localities have been enacting measures that require employers to screen employees for COVID-19. These requirements in turn are triggering recordkeeping and privacy protection requirements under ot
There are a host of federal labor and employment laws that require employers to post notices informing employees of their rights. Our updated checklist and summary cover the employment-related poster requirements currently in effect, along with the m
The potential of the coronavirus outbreak becoming a more immediate health risk in the U.S. and its effect on the increasing mobility of an international workforce has raised understandable concerns. Our memo provides guidance on things that employer
The latest annual survey of workplace fatalities, conducted by the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics and covering calendar year 2017, shows that workplace homicides declined 8%, and workplace suicides declined 5%, from the previous year.
Under a new federal law passed last year, federal agencies are now required to make annual inflation adjustments to the penalties that can be assessed for posting violations. Our updated memo lists the current fines, as well as other changes that ha
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