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As President Biden has taken his seat, his Administration has ushered in the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration to start a program in order to implement inspections in industries and activities where there is a high risk of workers contracting Covid-19.   At the beginning of the year, President Biden signed an executive […]

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On March 31, 2021, President Joe Biden announced his newest proposal, the American Jobs Plan (the “Plan”). According to the announcement, the Plan is an eight-year, $2 trillion dollar investment that is designed to improve and modernize U.S infrastructure and landscapes. It will also be used to create jobs and economic growth, as well as […]

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I include a summary here because you might read the rest of this article and think, “No way, really?!” And yes, yes really. Summary: The American Rescue Plan Act provides for a 100 percent COBRA premium subsidy for certain former employees from April 1, 2021 to Sept. 30, 2021 and provides a second chance for […]

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COVID-19 vaccines are becoming more readily available each day. As a result, not only are more doses being administered, but much of the initial insecurity surrounding them has faded. One reason for this is because there is a decrease in vaccines wasted over time. In January 2021, when the vaccines were first being released – […]

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Many people look forward to March Madness – the annual NCAA Division 1 men’s basketball tournament, including yours truly.  Although personally, it feels like my bracket is generally busted by the end of day 1, it is still fun to watch the games and try to create the best bracket.  However, this year, we are […]

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Sharon Gustafson, now former Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) General Counsel was fired by the White House on Friday after refusing to resign willingly.  In response to President Biden’s request, Gustafson penned a letter to the white house, where she stated that she “respectfully” declined the White House’s request to resign and that she wanted […]

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In many ways, religious employers are not too different from their secular counterparts. Both share many of the same concerns in respect to running their workplaces more efficiently. Additionally, both are subject to many of the same rules and regulations, with one critical difference: the availability of First Amendment protections.   After the past few […]

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As you know, COVID-19 vaccines have become more available and employees are slowly starting to return to the office.  As a result, employment-based programs mandating, or incentivizing, employee vaccinations will become more of the norm. This post will discuss how an employer might create a voluntary workplace vaccination using rewards to encourage employee participation, and […]

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Since the Inauguration, the Biden administration has quickly got to work. With that said, it is a great time for retailers to pay attention to the labor and employment issues that will most likely take prominence in 2021. In no order, this article will discuss the 5 issues that will most likely keep retail employers […]

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President Joe Biden has announced California Labor Secretary Julie Su for his nominee to serve in the number 2 position at the U.S. Labor Department.  A crucial position for a Department that President Biden has tasked with helping to repair the economy from the pandemic’s devastation while ensuring Americans can safely return to worksites.   […]

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