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January 18, 2022

Puerto Rico Department of the Treasury Announces 2022 Limits on Qualified Retirement Plans

On January 14, 2022, the Puerto Rico Department of the Treasury issued Internal Revenue Circular Letter No. 22-01 (CL IR 22-01) announcing the applicable 2022 limits for Puerto Rico qualified retirement plans.

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January 18, 2022

Puerto Rico Imposes Additional COVID-19 Restrictions and Vaccine Booster Mandates on Private Sector Employers

On January 13, 2022, Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi once again issued back-to-back executive orders implementing additional COVID-19 restrictions and extending vaccine booster requirements for employees in additional sectors.

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January 18, 2022

New Jersey Enacts Last-Minute Bill Tying the Hands of Successor Hotels

On January 18, 2022, Governor Philip D. Murphy signed NJ A6246 / S4295, which significantly restricts the business discretion of successor hotels.

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January 18, 2022

New Jersey Law Allows Labor Commissioner to Audit Federally Regulated Apprenticeship Programs and Strip Affected Contractors of the Right to Perform Public Work

On January 18, 2022, New Jersey’s Public Works Contractor Registration Act was amended to give the commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development authority to audit federally regulated apprenticeship programs.

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January 18, 2022

Mandatory Employee Vaccines – Coming to A State Near You?

This post provides basic information on employee vaccination mandates issued at the federal and statewide levels. State laws curtailing private employer vaccination programs are also noted.

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January 18, 2022

Facing Your Face Mask Duties – A List of Statewide Orders

As COVID-19 case rates fluctuate, face coverings remain popular as a preventative measure. This post identifies the jurisdictions where face coverings are recommended or required.

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January 18, 2022

Bouncing Back (and Forth): Statewide Reopening and Mitigation Steps

As the pandemic unfolds, officials are reevaluating their health and safety protocols and adjusting workplace guidance. This post provides links to key reopening orders and/or mitigation measures issued in recent weeks, at the statewide level.

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January 14, 2022

Hold the Presses: Illinois OSHA Mirrors Supreme Court’s Stay of Vaccinate or Test Emergency Temporary Standard

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to grant emergency relief to stay implementation of the OSHA ETS regarding COVID-19, Illinois employers were left wondering whether they were still required to implement a vaccinate or test policy.

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January 14, 2022

VaxDC Coming to a Theater (and a Restaurant and a Gym…) Near You!

In response to the rapid influx of COVID-19 variant cases over the course of the holiday season, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser recently announced further efforts by the city to curb the spread of the virus.

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January 14, 2022

Employers in British Columbia, Canada are Required to Reactivate their COVID-19 Safety Plans

Due to high infection rates from the Omicron variant and an increase in hospitalizations, on January 7, 2022, British Columbia’s Provincial Health Officer announced an order requiring employers to re-activate their COVID-19 Safety Plans.

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