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Hello and welcome to the opening day of the 2021 Industry Liaison Group (ILG) National Conference. After a one-year hiatus, the 2021 ILG National Conference officially kicked off today in Nashville, TN. Providing access to programming both virtually and in person, the conference works hard to address the realities of operating in a COVID world. …

On July 29, 2021, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced that it would repeal the Trump-era rule (the “Joint Employer Rule”) relating to the determination of joint employers for the purposes of assigning responsibility for wages and hours violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The Joint Employer Rule, which came into …

United States: Watch your limits – FedRAMP publishes draft guide on licensing limits for public consultation July 30, 2021 Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton To print this article, simply register or connect to Mondaq.com. The FedRAMP Program Management Office is seeking comments on its Draft FedRAMP Authorization Limits Guide, Version 2.0, released July 13, 2021. …

The US Department of Labor announced on July 29 that it would repeal the March 2020 rule on joint employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (the “2020 Rule”). The DOL’s action removes the regulations set by the 2020 rule and will go into effect on September 28, 2021. 2020 Joint Employer Rule The …

Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:30 PM Second round of funding makes $ 48 million available to help New Yorkers find quality, well-paying jobs and to meet businesses’ short- and long-term labor needs √ Consolidated funding requests through the regional economic development councils open on Monday, August 2 Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced the launch …

There are many forces that have driven the growth of telehealth over the past decade, including value-based reimbursement models, trends in population health management, and technological advancements. As we have discussed in previous blog posts, the COVID-19 pandemic was the jet fuel that propelled the use of telemedicine into the stratosphere. This growth was, in …

In November 2020, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) adopted Colorado Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards Order (COMPS) # 37, which came into effect on January 1, 2021. COMPS # 37, like its predecessors, has outlines the requirements for employees to qualify for exemption from Colorado’s overtime and minimum wage requirements. Among other …

In April, we published an article on the US Department of Labor (DOL) Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) that issues cybersecurity guidelines for employee pension plans. That is to say on April 14, 2021. Shortly thereafter, the DOL updated its audit investigations to include probing questions for plan trustees about their compliance with agency guidelines …

On July 21, 2021, the US Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced that a wide range of government contractors would be required to pay private sector employees at least $ 15 an hour, as part of a plan to implement President Joe Biden’s executive order signed last April. Our blog post on President Biden’s executive order …

Dive brief: Labor Secretary Marty Walsh argued for an increase in OSHA staff at a Senate subcommittee hearing last week, amid a demand that would increase both the number of safety inspectors and hours of work investigators reviewing employer payroll records by 2024. The department’s protection agencies lost 14% of their staff over the past …