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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