#WorkforceWednesday: Evolving Pandemic Regulations, Overtime Rule Under Review, ACA Upheld - Employment Law This Week®

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Welcome to #WorkforceWednesday. This week, we focus on evolving pandemic regulations at both the federal and state levels.

The Evolution of Workplace Pandemic Regulations (see attached video)

Federal agencies and states across the country are adjusting or removing COVID-19-specific rules, while releasing new regulations that have a longer-term horizon meant to be a blueprint for the next phase of COVID-19 and future pandemics. Examples of this phenomenon include the See more +

Welcome to #WorkforceWednesday. This week, we focus on evolving pandemic regulations at both the federal and state levels.

The Evolution of Workplace Pandemic Regulations (see attached video)

Federal agencies and states across the country are adjusting or removing COVID-19-specific rules, while releasing new regulations that have a longer-term horizon meant to be a blueprint for the next phase of COVID-19 and future pandemics. Examples of this phenomenon include the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s release of its emergency temporary standard for health care and guidance for non-health care businesses as well as New York State’s enactment of the HERO Act and related amendments. Attorney Liz Houghton discusses what employers can expect as we move forward to this new phase.

DOL Reviewing Overtime Rule

Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh recently made clear that the Department of Labor is reviewing the agency’s overtime rule, with the intention of raising the exempt employee salary threshold. Employers are now bracing for the likelihood of an increase during the Biden administration.

Affordable Care Act Upheld

Last week in its California v. Texas decision, the Supreme Court rejected states’ challenge to the Affordable Care Act on standing grounds, thus upholding the Obamacare law for a third time.

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