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August 5, 2021

West Hollywood, California Adopts Comprehensive Hotel Worker Ordinance with Right to Recall

Over the past few years, cities have started to implement workplace regulation, an area previously reserved to federal and state governments. The hotel industry, which often is one of the primary drivers of a local economy, has been a particular focus.

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July 30, 2021

Biden Announces Vaccine Requirements for Federal Employees, Contractors

On July 29, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden announced new requirements for federal employees and onsite federal contractors regarding vaccination status, masking, and social distancing.

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July 29, 2021

Department of Labor Withdraws Joint Employer Regulations

On July 29, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor announced it was formally rescinding regulations issued by the prior administration defining “joint employer” status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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July 23, 2021

DOL Releases Proposed Rule on Increasing the Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors

On July 22, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed rule to implement and enforce Executive Order 14026, “Increasing the Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors,” was published in the Federal Register.

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July 12, 2021

Employment Highlights from Oregon’s Active 2021 Legislative Session

June 2021 culminated in the elimination of COVID-19 restrictions in Oregon and significant changes to the state’s employment laws during the 2021 legislative session.

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July 9, 2021

President Biden Seeks to Regulate (and Potentially Ban) Non-Competes

On July 9, 2021, President Biden issued his Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy.

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July 9, 2021

PBGC Issues Interim Final Rule on the American Rescue Plan Act’s Special Financial Assistance Program

On July 9, 2021, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation issued its interim final rule implementing the Special Financial Assistance (SFA) program passed in March 2021 as part of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

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June 23, 2021

DOL Proposal to Resurrect 80/20 Rule for Tipped Employees Fails to Alleviate Longstanding Industry Concerns

On June 23, 2021, the U.S. DOL published a notice of proposed rulemaking, which reverses course from a December 2020 final rule and seeks to resurrect the so-called “80/20 Rule” that governs how tipped employees must be paid under the FLSA.

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June 16, 2021

Labor and Employment Rulemaking Prominent in President Biden’s First Regulatory Agenda

On June 11, 2021, the federal government released its unified federal regulatory agenda for spring 2021, which outlines regulatory and deregulation actions agencies expect to take in the coming months.

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June 9, 2021

Cal/OSHA Advances Revised Proposal to Readopt COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards

On June 3, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (Standards Board) voted to readopt proposed revisions to the Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s (Cal/OSHA) COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards.

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