OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard Mandating COVID-19 Vaccines or Testing/Masks Catches Federal Contractors in a Bind by Exempting Them from the More Generous Exceptions to the OSHA ETS

OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard Mandating COVID-19 Vaccines or Testing/Masks Catches Federal Contractors in a Bind by Exempting Them from the More Generous Exceptions to the OSHA ETS

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) published both its highly anticipated Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”: 86 FR 61402) as an “Interim Final Rule” implementing its authority pursuant to the Occupational...
OFCCP Week In Review: November 8, 2021

OFCCP Week In Review: November 8, 2021

  • The Final, Final, This Time We Mean It Deadline For EEO-1 Survey is November 15th
  • New Guidance for Federal Government Contractors on Vaccine Mandate Continues to Stretch Its Reach
  • NLRB Back On Average With $56 Million Collected in Fiscal Year 2021
  • Watch The 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award Ceremony!
  • It’s National Native American Heritage Month!
  • The White House Issued a Press Release Relaxing the December 8, 2021 Employee Vaccination or Termination “Requirement” Applicable to Federal Contractors and Subcontractors to January 4, 2022
  • OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard Mandating COVID-19 Vaccines or Testing/Masks Catches Federal Contractors in a Bind by Exempting Them from the More Generous Exceptions to the OSHA ETS
  • DEAMcon22 Agenda is Here!! Pack Your Bags For Carlsbad, California
  • Comment Now on the Continuation of Videoconferencing In NLRB Hearings
  • Monthly Job Growth For October Currently Slightly Below Yearly Average
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Jumped into the Vaccine Mandate Action with its Own Interim Final Rule Covering 17 Million Medicare/Medicaid Provider Employees
  • It Took Less Than 24 Hours: U.S. Fifth Circuit Strikes Down OSHA ETS Citing “grve statutory and constitutional issues”
  • OFCCP Published its Draft Proposal to Rescind the Trump OFCCP Religious Exemption Rule, and Not Replace It
OFCCP Week In Review: November 8, 2021

OFCCP Week In Review: November 1, 2021

  • EEOC Tackles COVID Religious Accommodation FAQs
  • Comment Now on the Remote Document Examination Process for the I-9 Form
  • No Surprise: EEO-1 Survey Portal Still Open
  • Employers Must Close Cases To Complete the E-Verify Process
  • Listen In: The Role of Employers In Employee Mental Health
  • Another OFCCP Policy Reversal in The Making as Agency Nears Rescission of its Rule Outlining Executive Order 11246’s Religious Exemption for Federal Contractors
  • EEOC Launched Its Artificial Intelligence Initiative Commissioner Sonderling Has Long Championed And Forewarned
  • Back-to-the-Future! USDOL Published Final Rule Reinstating “80-20” Policy for Minimum Wages Owed Tipped Employees and Rescinding the Remainder of the Trump Final Rule
  • It Starts: Red State Lawsuits Busting Out Big to Stop Biden Vaccination Mandate Seeking to Require Federal Government Contractors/Subcontractors to Fire Unvaxxed Employees
  • Trump Administration’s Joint Employer Rule Officially Dead
  • Court Exalts SOME Rights of Private For-Profit Companies Over SOME LGBTQ+ Rights in Religious Freedom Treatise in Latest Collision of Rights Case Decision
OFCCP Week In Review: November 8, 2021

OFCCP Week In Review: October 25, 2021

  • Little Known Section 18(b) of OSHA Will Now Drive Many States to File Lawsuits to Stop the OSHA COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate They Do Not Want
  • VETS Seeks Partners For Employment Navigator Pilot Program
  • New Vaccine FAQs For Federal Contractors
  • White House Issued National Strategy on Gender Equity & Equality, Includes Priority to Address Wage Gap
  • EEOC Spotlights Disability Discrimination Achievements
  • EEO-1 Report Filing Deadline – TODAY!
OFCCP Week In Review: November 8, 2021

OFCCP Week In Review: October 18, 2021

  • Vaccine Mandate Moves to White House for Review
  • Biden Clipped ICE’s Wings: Homeland Security Memo Redirected Enforcement Efforts Towards “Unscrupulous Employers” and Away From Illegal Aliens…and Ends Mass Raids of Employer Facilities
  • EEOC Commissioner Sonderling Hit a Home Run Discussing All Things EEOC With DirectEmployers’ Members
  • EEOC Updated Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccinations
  • NLRB Median Age of Pending Cases Continues Downward Trend
OFCCP Week In Review: November 8, 2021

OFCCP Week In Review: October 11, 2021

  • OFCCP Alleges Individuals Classified as “Two or More Races” are Protected From Discrimination as a New “Protected Class”
  • OFCCP Spotlights Its Disability Inclusion Resources
  • Construction Compliance Course Released in The Online OFCCP Contractor Compliance Institute
  • Moving Along – Pending Piece of Tip Rule Takes Its Last Dance
  • E-Verify Now Offering Webinars Eligible for Professional Development Credits!
  • September’s Employment Situation – Another Disappointing Jobs Creation Month and More Americans Dropping Out to Expand the Long-Term Unemployed List
  • Artificial Intelligence in The Workforce – Utopia or Legal Landmine?
  • Looking Ahead: Celebrate NDEAM 2021 And The 20th Anniversary Of the Office of Disability Employment Policy
OFCCP Week In Review: November 8, 2021

OFCCP Week In Review: October 4, 2021

  • Real-Time Labor Market Information Available Through National Labor Exchange (NLx)
  • Navigating COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate: Employer vs. Employee Rights
  • Open Virtual Meeting on Veteran Employment & Employer Outreach
  • NLRB Counsel Continues to Trailblaze – This Time for Student-Athletes
  • Another $68 Million Awarded for Job Seeker Assistance
  • NASWA Announced Its 2021-2022 Board of Directors
  • FAR Council Required Two Clauses to Be Embedded in Federal Contracts Seeking to “Require” Compliance with Any and All Task Force “Guidances” Re COVID-19 Vaccinations or Testing
  • Government Fiscal Year Kicks Off In Status Quo
  • It’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month!
OFCCP Week In Review: November 8, 2021

OFCCP Week In Review: September 27, 2021

  • It Starts: Again. Texas Sued the EEOC Over Its Workplace Transgender Bathroom Guidance
  • Joint-Employer Rescission Rule Pushed Back Due To Technicality
  • Advisory Committee On Apprenticeships Is Now Staffed and Is Hosting a Public Meeting
  • Nine Organizations Identified in the Employment Navigator and Partnership Pilot to Assist Transitioning Service Members & Spouses
  • USDOL Delayed Returning Its Employees To Work In The Office: Teleworking To Remain Until The Start of Calendar 2022
  • A New Tip Rule Provides More Employee-Friendly Provisions
  • The Deadline for the White House Gender Policy Council Strategy Report to The President Has Passed Without Announcement
  • By Executive Fiat, White House Task Force Suddenly Extended a COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate to Include ALL Employees of Federal Contractors and Subcontractors
OFCCP Week In Review: November 8, 2021

OFCCP Week In Review: September 20, 2021

  • GAO Seeks to Improve Veterans Justice Outreach Program to Help Veterans and Employers
  • A Must Watch Short Video on Writing Good (Inclusive) Job Descriptions
  • Federal Contractor Minimum Wage Increase on The Horizon
  • AAP Administrators — Budget (A LOT) Of Time for Census Re-Mapping
  • The Controversial New NLRB General Counsel Has Now Extended Her Push for New Forms of Damages in NLRB Actions to Include Settlement Negotiations, and Not Just NLRB Adjudications
  • Learn & Celebrate! It’s National Hispanic Heritage Month
  • White House Safer Federal Workforce Task Force Greenlights Federal Executive Agencies to Impose Vaccination Mandates on Federal Contracts/Subcontracts Beyond Biden’s Federal Contractor Vaccination Mandate
  • E-Verify Reminder to Employers
  • Get Ideas for National Disability Employment Awareness Month This Thursday Via a Twitter Chat!
OFCCP Week In Review: November 8, 2021

OFCCP Week In Review: September 13, 2021

  • Submit Stories About Essential Workers for USDOL’s Hall of Honor
  • Get Involved in National Apprenticeship Week!
  • National Association of State Workforce Agencies Annual Summit Open for Registration
  • NLRB General Counsel Issued a Memo Instructing Staff to Expand Financial Remedies in Enforcement Actions Under the NLRA, Including “Consequential” Damages
  • Two of President Biden’s Four Vaccine Mandates are Likely Unlawful, Without Implementing Rules, While the Other Two are Likely Lawful
  • President Biden Mandates COVID-19 Vaccine for Certain Federal Contractors: Exceptions As Interesting As Who is Covered
  • Comment or Vote on How to Advance Worker Equity