On September 9, 2021, the White House announced Path Out of the Pandemic: President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan to combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, in part by imposing new obligations on employers. Most notably, employers with 100 or more employees must ensure their workforces are fully vaccinated or require unvaccinated workers to produce a negative COVID-19 test on a weekly basis.
On June 10, 2021, OSHA issued an Emergency Temporary Standard. This ETS applies to workers in healthcare settings where people with COVID-19 are reasonable expected to be present, and addresses the hazards of employee exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19. Additionally, OSHA provided updated guidance for employers and workers not subject to the COVID-19 Healthcare ETS.
On May 28, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") issued updated guidance related to COVID-19 vaccination policies.
On this Employment Law Alliance podcast, attorneys Tara Stingley and Katie Joseph discuss the recently enacted American Rescue Plan Act and obligations imposed on employers with regard to employee benefits and COBRA subsidies in light of recent DOL guidance. To listen CLICK HERE.
On April 7, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") issued FAQs and model forms relating to the American Rescue Plan Act's ("ARPA") mandatory 100% COBRA subsidy for certain qualified beneficiaries.
On this Employment Law Alliance podcast, attorneys Tara Stingley and Katie Joseph discuss the recently enacted American Rescue Plan Act. They focus heavily on provisions that immediately impact employers subject to COBRA. To listen CLICK HERE.
On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act ("ARPA"), a 1.9 trillion relief package. This economic stimulus bill is intended to expedite the United States' recovery from the economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing recession.
A recent security incident at a water plant in Oldsmar, Florida demonstrates the risks of letting employees without training in security set up a computer environment. Employers should draw a lesson from this incident and take steps to manage their employees' use of technology.
On this Employment Law Alliance podcast, attorneys Tara Stingley and Rick Jeffries discuss the Oldsmar, Florida hack, why it was so inevitable, and how employers should think about employees who take security risks in the name of productivity. To listen CLICK HERE.
On this Employment Law Alliance podcast, attorneys Tara Stingley and Daniel Oldenburg discuss employment-related immigration law changes under the Biden Administration and developments on H1-B Visa opportunities for specialty occupations. To listen CLICK HERE.