Policies and Practices

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

President Biden has issued an Executive Order officially rescinding the federal contractor COVID-19 vaccine mandate, effective May 12, 2023.

Monday, May 15, 2023

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The Biden Administration is asking for public input on practices that employers use to monitor employees in anticipation of the government promulgating regulatory initiatives designed to ensure that these systems do not und

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

CWC has filed written comments with the Federal Trade Commission asking the agency to withdraw a proposed rule that would ban the use of most non-compete agreements.

Monday, March 6, 2023

CWC is pleased to present an updated version of our popular federal poster requirements checklist, incorporating changes that have occurred since our last update in 2020.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The Federal Trade Commission has issued a controversial proposed rule that if adopted would ban almost all non-compete agreements. Our memo provides details.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

The recently issued white paper prepared by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy contains five basic principles that regulators are encouraged to follow in addressing potential abuses regarding the use of Artificial Intelligence.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

The Biden Administration has taken additional steps to implement a new “Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework” that was negotiated with the European Union in an attempt to resolve EU concerns that U.S. data protection safeguards are inadequate.

Monday, October 10, 2022

As expected, the Biden Administration has terminated the Trump-era IRAP system, illustrating both the influence that organized labor wields with the Administration and the difficulty of implementing innovative changes to the government’s entrenched j

Thursday, August 11, 2022

The latest annual ATUS shows that the big jump in work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 has started to scale back, apparently confirming the fact that some workers are returning to their physical job locations.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

In a case of first impression, the Fifth Circuit has ruled that the COVID-19 pandemic is not a “natural disaster” within the meaning of the federal WARN Act that exempts an employer from having to provide employees with advance notice of a covered pl

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the powerful independent federal agency created by the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law, is asking for public input on the topic of “employer-driven debt,” presumably with the i

Monday, April 25, 2022

For the second Congress in a row, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that would decriminalize marijuana under federal law. And for the second Congress in a row, the bill is unlikely to go anywhere in the U.S. Senate unless it ob

Monday, April 18, 2022

U.S. and European negotiators have reached agreement on a new framework that would allow the cross-border transfer of personal data consistent with strict EU data protection requirements. It is likely to be some time, however, before the framework is

Thursday, January 13, 2022

The most recent Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, an annual national survey conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, reports that workplace homicides recorded in 2020 were the lowest number in two decades. Workplace suicides also declined fr

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

A three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has lifted the injunction barring enforcement of OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard mandating that employers with 100 or more employees require their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-

Thursday, December 16, 2021

The Biden Administration’s latest semi-annual regulatory agenda contains a number of new items that will be of interest to CWC members, including new initiatives from OFCCP, DOL’s Wage and Hour Division, and the NLRB.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

In response to a federal court order blocking the federal contractor mandate nationwide, the Biden Administration has suspended its enforcement pending further legal developments.

Thursday, December 9, 2021

This week, a federal court issued a nationwide injunction preventing the Biden Administration’s federal contractor COVID-19 vaccine mandate from going into effect. The ruling means that all three of the Administration’s vaccine mandates have now been

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

The federal government has imposed three separate COVID-19 vaccine mandates on covered employers, all of which are currently subject to multiple legal challenges. Our memo provides an update on where things stand today.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

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.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

The government’s latest annual illicit drug and alcohol use survey, covering pandemic year 2020, shows a decade-long increase in illicit drug use by full-time employees.

Monday, November 8, 2021

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

Thursday, November 4, 2021

In response to COVID-19 vaccine mandates, the Biden Administration has issued a number of templates designed to provide employers with guidance on responding to religious and disability accommodation requests. The templates raise questions, however,

Thursday, November 4, 2021

The Biden Administration has issued new guidance under the President’s vaccine mandate Executive Order suggesting that contracting agencies will give covered contractors some needed flexibility in meeting their compliance obligations.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

There have been two recent developments regarding marijuana use and its workplace implications that we wanted to bring to your attention.

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