EEOC Updates COVID-19 Technical Assistance to Cover Retaliation

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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its COVID-19 technical assistance on Wednesday, November 17, to include more information about employer retaliation in pandemic-related employment situations. The updates explain and clarify the rights of employees and job applicants who believe they suffered retaliation for protected activities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VII […]

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Essential Workers of COVID Pandemic to be Inducted in Dept. of Labor’s Hall of Honor

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Please GO HERE to honor a home care or hospice worker you know New digital campaign asks people to share stories of essential workers in their lives To recognize their sacrifices and ceaseless efforts to protect our health and keep our country moving forward amid the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Department of Labor announced the induction of […]

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Essential Workers of COVID Pandemic to be Inducted in Dept. of Labor’s Hall of Honor

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New digital campaign asks people to share stories of essential workers in their lives To recognize their sacrifices and ceaseless efforts to protect our health and keep our country moving forward amid the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Department of Labor announced the induction of Essential Workers of the Coronavirus Pandemic into the department’s Hall of Honor. Through […]

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Biden Administration Issues Sweeping Vaccine Rules for Health Care, Businesses

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The Biden administration announced yesterday that his administration will require COVID-19 vaccinations for workers in most health care settings that receive Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement. NAHC is currently studying the administration’s announcement and we look forward to receiving more details in the very near future. “NAHC has encouraged vaccinations throughout the pandemic. We look forward to […]

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Biden Administration Issues Sweeping Vaccine Rules for Health Care, Businesses

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The Biden administration announced yesterday that his administration will require COVID-19 vaccinations for workers in most health care settings that receive Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement. NAHC is currently studying the administration’s announcement and we look forward to receiving more details in the very near future. “NAHC has encouraged vaccinations throughout the pandemic. We look forward to […]

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OSHA Updates Guidance on Protecting Unvaccinated and At-Risk Workers from COVID-19

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Medicare to pay for COVID-19 booster vaccines The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today issued updated guidance to help employers protect workers from the coronavirus. The updated guidance reflects developments in science and data, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s updated COVID-19 guidance issued July 27. The updated guidance expands […]

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OSHA Updates Guidance on Protecting Unvaccinated and At-Risk Workers from COVID-19

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Medicare to pay for COVID-19 booster vaccines The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today issued updated guidance to help employers protect workers from the coronavirus. The updated guidance reflects developments in science and data, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s updated COVID-19 guidance issued July 27. The updated […]

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Feds: $21M+ in Grants for Training on Workplace Hazards, Infectious Diseases

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The U.S. Department of Labor today announced funding opportunities for more than $21 million in Occupational Safety and Health Administration training grants for non-profit organizations. The first availability will provide $10 million under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 for Workplace Safety and Health Training on Infectious Diseases, including the Coronavirus grants. To be eligible for […]

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Department of Labor Withdraws Independent Contractor Rule

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The U.S. Department of Labor announced the withdrawal – effective May 6 – of the “Independent Contractor Rule,” to protect workers’ rights to the minimum wage and overtime compensation protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Department is withdrawing the rule for several reasons, including: The independent contractor rule was in tension with the FLSA’s text and […]

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Department of Labor Withdraws Independent Contractor Rule

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The U.S. Department of Labor announced the withdrawal – effective May 6 – of the “Independent Contractor Rule,” to protect workers’ rights to the minimum wage and overtime compensation protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Department is withdrawing the rule for several reasons, including: The independent contractor rule was in tension with the FLSA’s text and […]

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OSHA’s Virus Protection Program Could Put Home Health Agencies Under the Microscope

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In response to an executive order from President Joe Biden, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched a national emphasis program aimed at protecting workers from COVID-19 while on the job. OSHA, part of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), is responsible for assuring “safe and healthy working conditions” for most workers in […]

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Dept of Labor Plans to Rescind Rules on Independent Contractors, Joint Employer Relationships

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The U.S. Department of Labor today announced plans to rescind two final rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The first Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposes the withdrawal of the Independent Contractor Final Rule issued by the department on issued on Jan. 7, 2021, for several reasons. They include the following: The rule adopted a new “economic reality” […]

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