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‘An Offer You Can't Refuse': Best Practices for Responding to SEC ‘Voluntary' Requests

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Many companies registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”), whether as a public company, an investment adviser, or a broker-dealer, will undergo an inquiry or a formal investigation by the...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Incentives: From Water Bottles To “Not So Substantial”

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For years (and we do mean years), the EEOC has waffled about whether incentives were permissible in connection with a medical inquiry under a voluntary wellness program. Friday, the EEOC issued its most recent pronouncement...more

Cozen O'Connor

Adverse Vaccine Reaction: An OSHA Recordable Event Or Not?

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As more businesses reopen without restrictions and increased availability of vaccine supplies, many employers contemplate a mandatory vaccine policy. The decision turns on individualized facts to each organization, such as...more

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Low Vaccination Rate Among Senior Housing Staff Poses Problems. Are There Any Solutions?

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Florida Trend (citing the Tampa Bay Times) recently reported that while 93% of assisted living residents have received at least one dose of the COVD-19 vaccine, vaccination rates of staff are lagging across the state. ...more

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FFCRA Tax Credits For Paid Sick Leave And Emergency Family Leave Extended Through September 2021

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The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”) was signed by President Biden on March 11, 2021. Part 5 of the ARPA provides for additional credits to employers whose choose to grant paid sick leave and emergency family leave...more

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Food and Drug Administration Posts Information about PFAS in Cosmetics for the First Time

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Last week, the FDA posted information about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly known as PFAS, found in personal care products such as lotions, nail polish, shaving cream, foundation and mascara. PFAS chemicals are...more

Tucker Arensberg, P.C.

New Rule For Tracking Part-Time Hours for 401(k) Plans

Beginning this year, employers that sponsor 401(k) plans must satisfy a new requirement. 401(k) plans must allow certain part-time employees to make voluntary 401(k) contributions....more

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New Proposed EEOC Regulations Pose Potential Hurdles On Common Wellness Incentives - UPDATED March 2021

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Update: The Alert below discuses wellness rules proposed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. Those proposed...more

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New Proposed EEOC Regulations Pose Potential Hurdles On Common Wellness Incentives - UPDATED February 2021

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On January 7, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued proposed wellness program rules. If the proposed rules become effective, they will significantly restrict the ability of employers to provide incentives...more

Fisher Phillips

Rallying The Troops: Tips For Increasing Healthcare Employees’ Participation in Vaccination Programs

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Like many other healthcare companies, nursing homes and assisted living facilities have been ravaged by COVID-19. A recent review of only 39 states found approximately 569,000 to 616,000 COVID-19 cases and 91,500 deaths were...more

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New Proposed EEOC Regulations Pose Potential Hurdles On Common Wellness Incentives

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On January 7, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued proposed wellness program rules that, if they become effective, will significantly restrict the ability of employers to provide incentives to participate...more

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

What's In Those Proposed Wellness Regs?

Some Q and A. Last week (while I was on vacay), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued proposed regulations on wellness programs and the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Genetic Information...more

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Second Time’s A Charm? EEOC Offers New Wellness Program Rules For Employers

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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) just revealed two new proposed rules concerning how employers can encourage employees to participate in employer-sponsored wellness programs without violating federal...more

Dentons Davis Brown

Is Training Time Paid? DOL Reiterates Standard Position

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The November 3 opinion letter from the US Department of Labor (DOL) addressed frequently asked questions about employee continuing education. This is particularly important in industries, like healthcare, where the need for...more

Cozen O'Connor

Injuries At Voluntary Charitable Events: Recordable Under OSHA?

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It is that time of year again where many businesses provide their employees with the opportunity to participate in various charitable events in the spirit of giving. Doing so may raise a number of employment-related issues...more

Perkins Coie

DOL Issues Clarification Regarding Compensability for Voluntary Training/Continuing Education

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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently published an opinion letter explaining compensability under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of time spent in voluntary continuing education programs. In FLSA 2020-15, the DOL...more

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Is An Employee’s Voluntary Attendance At Training Programs Compensable?

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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued additional guidance to employers as to the compensability of time employees spend attending voluntary training programs under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In other words, if...more

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Medical Board of California Releases Draft Regulations for New Physician Health and Wellness Program

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In anticipation of its November Board meeting this past week, the Medical Board released its Medical Board Staff Report along with a long-awaited draft of the enabling regulations for its Physician Health and Wellness...more

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To Market, To Market: FDA’s Digital Health Precertification Program

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In response to the rapid pace of innovation in the health and life sciences arena, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking a proactive, risk-based approach to regulating digital health products. Software...more

Cozen O'Connor

III-44- A Little Help From The DOL

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Today's episode discusses FIVE new opinion letters and proposed rules issued by the United States Department of Labor that offer much-needed help to the employment community on issues of significance....more

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OFCCP’s New Voluntary Program Exempts “High-Performing” Contractors from Compliance Evaluations

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On February 13, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) issued Directive 2019-04 which establishes a framework for the Voluntary Enterprise-wide Review Program (“VERP”). Under this new program, OFCCP will...more

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OFCCP Reveals Development of Voluntary Enterprise-Wide Review Program

Quick Hit: OFCCP’s Directive 2019-04 reveals the development a Voluntary Enterprise-Wide Review Program (“VERP”). Once established, contractors will be able to voluntarily participate in the program, submitting themselves to...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Driving Blindfolded: EEOC Withdraws Guidance On Wellness Programs

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Seyfarth Synopsis: Effective January 1, 2019, the EEOC withdrew its prior guidance on the level of incentives employers may offer their employees to convince those workers to participate in employer-sponsored wellness...more

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Six Considerations for a Successful Work-From-Home Arrangement

A work-from-home arrangement can be a productive means to attract and retain talent. Effective work-from-home policies allow companies to provide flexibility and support to employees, while maintaining productivity and...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Be Well without Running Afoul of the FLSA

As we reported earlier, after a hiatus during the Obama Administration, opinion letters are back and the United States Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued six new ones. Quick Refresher - Opinion letters are...more

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