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OFFCP Starts the Clock for New AAP Contractor Portal Compliance
December 3, 2021

Yesterday, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) published guidance regarding implementation of the agency’s new system for federal contractors and subcontractors to enter, track, and submit affirmative action programs (“AAPs”). The OFCCP provided the following implementation timeline for the new system, which the guidance refers to as the OFCCP Contractor Portal (the “Portal”).

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COVID-19: OSHA “Suspends” ETS Activities; Now What?
November 18, 2021

As employers eye the December 6, 2021 date for the first stage of compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s “Emergency Temporary Standard” regarding COVID vaccination - including establishing a COVID policy on vaccination and collecting employee vaccination status information - two key developments occurred this week:

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COVID-19: US OSHA Issues Much-Anticipated COVID-19 Vaccine Emergency Temporary Standard for Private Employers
November 4, 2021

Nearly two months after President Biden announced that a federal emergency temporary standard (“ETS”) regarding a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private employers would be forthcoming, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has finally issued relevant guidance.  For example, OSHA published a fact sheet for the ETS on the agency’s website and announced that the final ETS will be published in the Federal Register on November 5, 2021.  An unpublished copy of the ETS is available here

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OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccine / Testing Mandate For Private Employers – How Do You Count to 100?
November 4, 2021

Now that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has issued its Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) requiring employee vaccination / testing for private employers with 100 or more employees, the first question on the minds of many small to mid-size employers is:  “Are we covered?”  Fortunately, OSHA has provided guidance regarding the question of coverage.

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FMLA – Back to Basics – Who is a Covered Family Member?
October 22, 2021

This blog post is part of a series on “FMLA – Back to Basics.”  Click here for related posts.

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