HR Huddle - August 31, 2021

Overview:

  • The EEOC has introduced a new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) workshop series.
  • The US Department of Labor (DOL) announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to create standards and procedures to implement and enforce President Biden’s earlier Executive Order (EO 14026) that will increase the federal contractor minimum wage.
  • Unfortunately, the Coronavirus pandemic is still an issue for workplaces across the country.
  • The EEO-1 Reporting deadline has been changed again to October 25, 2021.
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HR Huddle - July 29, 2021

Overview:

  • EEO-1 reporting has been extended once again. The deadline is now August 23rd. Additionally, they have made an improvement to the reports feature on the website to help users have a better experience. 
  • EEO Tabulation data from 2014 to 2018 is now available. 
  • Biden's new Executive Order (EO) takes aim at noncompete agreements.
  • A potential major challenge at the OFCCP could impact the 2020 Final Rule "Procedures to Resolve Potential Discrimination."
  • I-9 flexibility is extended until August 31, 2021.
  • The US Department of Labor (DOL) announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to create standards and procedures to implement and enforce President Biden's earlier Executive Order 14026 that will increase the federal contractor minimum wage to $15 per hour.
  • Department of Labor issued All Agency Memorandum 237 increasing the Health and Welfare benefit applicable to SCA-covered contracts.
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HR Huddle - June 29, 2021

Overview:

  • EEOC launches new landing page that is a one-stop-shop for information regarding sexual orientation and gender identity workplace rights.
  • The White House seeks to continue providing remote work opportunities for federal employees.
  • The DOL makes plans to update the DBA and Related Acts Regulations.
  • EEO-1 data collection is now open and due July 19th.
  • US Supreme Court upholds the Affordable Care Act in California v. Texas.
  • Juneteenth is now a federal holiday.
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HR Huddle - May 27, 2021

Overview:

  • EEOC increases the monetary penalty for violating notice-posting requirements. 
  • On May 18, 2021, the IRS released guidance regarding tax relief provided by the "American Rescue Plan Act of 2021" for COBRA-related continuation of health coverage.
  • OSHA released new guidance on employer requirement to record adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccination if the employer requires employees to take the vaccine.
  • The Department of Health and Human Services announced, "the Office for Civil Rights will interpret and enforce Section 1557 and Title IX's prohibitions on discrimination based on sex to include: (1) discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation; and (2) discrimination on the basis of gender identity."
  • The CDC provided updated guidance for fully-vaccinated individuals on May 13, 2021, relaxing the recommendations for wearing face masks and social distancing. 
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HR Huddle - April 30, 2021

Overview:

  • Biden Administration signs Executive Order to Increase Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors to $15/hour
  • I-9 Physical Inspection eased again until May 31, 2021
  • OFCCP – Focused Reviews canceled
  • OFCCP updated the 2021 Annual Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) hiring benchmark
  • Annual AAP Certification – Will OFCCP require this soon?
  • Biden’s American Rescue Plan includes new COBRA subsidy requirement for most employers
  • On April 15, 2021, the House passed the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 7)
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HR Huddle - March 25, 2021

Overview:

  • OFCCP recently amended its Supply and Service Scheduling List
  • On March 11, 2021, Biden signed the “American Rescue Plan of 2021
  • On March 12, 2021, Biden’s DOL announced plans to rescind two “Final Rules”
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HR Huddle - February 18, 2021

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HR Huddle - January 20, 2021

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HR Huddle - December 18, 2020

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HR Huddle - November 20, 2020

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