Key Question from “Wednesday Wake-Up with Jen” Webinar

Key Question from “Wednesday Wake-Up with Jen” Webinar

In our September 15 “Wednesday Wake Up with Jen” webinar, a participant asked:  “Jen, can we say in our job postings that we require our employees to be vaccinated?”  What a great question! The short answer is “yes.”  You can, and should, make clear in your job...
President Biden Directs National Vaccinate/Test Mandate

President Biden Directs National Vaccinate/Test Mandate

On September 9, 2021, President Biden directed the U.S. Department of Labor to issue a regulation requiring organizations with 100 or more employees to ensure their employees are either “fully vaccinated” or test negative for COVID-19 at least once a week. OSHA will...

More About the Cuomo Investigation

Many of you have commented about my post last week on the investigation into Governor Cuomo’s workplace conduct.  You pointed out that the external investigators made legal findings related to the Governor’s conduct (i.e., that he engaged in “sexually harassing...
The IRS Expands Leave Covered by the American Rescue Plan Act

The IRS Expands Leave Covered by the American Rescue Plan Act

The federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provides tax credits to covered employers who provide certain sick and family leave wages to employees between April 1, 2021, and September 30, 2021. On July 29, 2021, the IRS updated its ARPA FAQS to add wages paid (1) for...
California Issues the First Mandatory Vaccination Order

California Issues the First Mandatory Vaccination Order

On August 5, 2021, the California Department of Public Health issued the first mandatory vaccination order in the country.  The order applies to all workers (paid and unpaid) who provide services or work in “health care facilities,” such as acute care hospitals, adult...
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