- DOL Publishes Guidance on $15 Minimum Wage for Federal Contractor Employees January 17, 2022Federal Contractors Can Use New Guidance To Understand and Implement EO 14026 On Jan. 13, 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB) 2022 1 to help federal contractors understand and implement a $15 minimum wage
- Supreme Court Stays OSHA ETS Vaccination and Testing Mandate January 14, 2022Employers Are Not Required to Comply with the Vaccination or Testing Mandate At This Time On Jan. 13, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled to stay the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) vaccination and testing
- Supreme Court Reinstates Vaccine Requirement for Health Care Workers January 14, 2022CMS Likely Will Resume Enforcement of the Emergency Rule On Jan. 13, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court dissolved the temporary injunctions blocking enforcement of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) emergency rule requiring COVID 19 vaccination of certain
- Agencies Issue Guidance on Coverage of OTC COVID-19 Tests January 10, 2022Coverage of OCT COVID 19 Test To Be Covered Without Health Care Provided Involvement On Jan. 10, 2022, the Depts. of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury issued FAQ guidance regarding the requirements for group health plans
- CDC Recommends Shorter COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine December 30, 2021Asymptomatic Individuals Must Now Isolate For Five Days On Monday, Dec. 27, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reduced its recommended periods for COVID 19 isolation (confirmed COVID 19 infection) and quarantine (potential COVID
- New York Adopts Final Regulations for Paid Sick Leave December 29, 2021The New York State Department of Labor has adopted final regulations for the state’s paid sick leave law. The regulations are unchanged from the Dec. 9, 2020, proposed regulations and cover the topics of definitions, documentation, employee count and accruals.
- NYC Employers Must Allow Leave for Child COVID-19 Vaccinations December 28, 2021New York City has enacted a law requiring employers to provide paid leave for employees to accompany their children to COVID-19 vaccination appointments and care for them during vaccine recovery.
- Supreme Court to Hold Hearings on Federal Vaccine Mandates December 24, 2021OSHA Will Delay Enforcement Until January 10 On Dec. 22, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear oral arguments regarding whether two federal vaccine requirements can be enforced while legal appeals are in process. On Jan. 7,
- Court Reinstates OSHA Vaccination Mandate for Private Employers December 19, 2021The Reinstatement Allows OSHA To Implement And Enforce Compliance With The ETS Nationwide On Friday Dec. 17, 2021 the 6th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals reinstated the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) federal emergency temporary standard (ETS) for COVID
- IRS Announces 2022 Standard Mileage Rates December 17, 2021On Dec. 17, 2021, the IRS issued the 2022 optional standard mileage rates, which are used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.
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