On October 14, 2022, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, the federal agency that insures and regulates private-sector defined benefit pension plans under Title IV of the ERISA, published a proposed rule governing employer withdrawal liability.
In order to qualify for the new Inflation Reduction Act tax credit, taxpayer owners/developers and their construction contractors and subcontractors are required to comply with the federal prevailing wage provisions of the Davis-Bacon Act.
On October 11, 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor released a proposed rule to update the test for determining whether a worker is an employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) or an independent contractor.
On September 23, 2022, the New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) proposed additional rules relating to Local Law 144 of 2021, which will regulate the use of automated employment decision tools starting January 1, 2023.
Last month, OFCCP announced an intention to produce federal contractors’ Type 2 EEO-1 data in response to a FOIA request from the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR). OFCCP has extended the deadline for filing objections to October 19, 2022.
On September 6, 2022, the U.S. National Labor Relations Board delivered employers a slightly belated Labor Day “present” – a proposal to revise yet again its standard for determining joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act.
This Report examines reasons for the sizable jobs gap, how the Biden administration and state and local legislatures have shaped employment policy, the challenges presented by the evolving nature of work, and the urgent need for federal policy reforms.
On August 26, 2022, the Eleventh Circuit upheld a lower court’s injunction of Executive Order 14042, President Biden’s executive order requiring employees working on federal government contracts to be vaccinated for COVID-19, but narrowed its scope.