Policies and Practices

Memo
22-120
Tuesday, June 28, 2022

In a case of first impression, the Fifth Circuit has ruled that the COVID-19 pandemic is not a “natural disaster” within the meaning of the federal WARN Act that exempts an employer from having to provide employees with advance notice of a covered pl


Memo
22-119
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the powerful independent federal agency created by the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law, is asking for public input on the topic of “employer-driven debt,” presumably with the i


Memo
22-079
Monday, April 25, 2022

For the second Congress in a row, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that would decriminalize marijuana under federal law. And for the second Congress in a row, the bill is unlikely to go anywhere in the U.S. Senate unless it ob


Memo
22-074
Monday, April 18, 2022

U.S. and European negotiators have reached agreement on a new framework that would allow the cross-border transfer of personal data consistent with strict EU data protection requirements. It is likely to be some time, however, before the framework is


Memo
22-009
Thursday, January 13, 2022

The most recent Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, an annual national survey conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, reports that workplace homicides recorded in 2020 were the lowest number in two decades. Workplace suicides also declined fr


Memo
21-245
Thursday, December 16, 2021

The Biden Administration’s latest semi-annual regulatory agenda contains a number of new items that will be of interest to CWC members, including new initiatives from OFCCP, DOL’s Wage and Hour Division, and the NLRB.


Memo
21-244
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

In response to a federal court order blocking the federal contractor mandate nationwide, the Biden Administration has suspended its enforcement pending further legal developments.


Memo
21-239
Thursday, December 9, 2021

This week, a federal court issued a nationwide injunction preventing the Biden Administration’s federal contractor COVID-19 vaccine mandate from going into effect. The ruling means that all three of the Administration’s vaccine mandates have now been


Memo
21-225
Wednesday, November 17, 2021

The federal government has imposed three separate COVID-19 vaccine mandates on covered employers, all of which are currently subject to multiple legal challenges. Our memo provides an update on where things stand today.


Memo
21-226
Wednesday, November 17, 2021

The Biden Administration has officially extended the compliance deadline for the COVID-19 vaccine mandate applicable to federal contractors to require all covered employees to be “fully vaccinated” by January 18, 2022.


Memo
21-221
Wednesday, November 10, 2021

The government’s latest annual illicit drug and alcohol use survey, covering pandemic year 2020, shows a decade-long increase in illicit drug use by full-time employees.


Memo
21-218
Monday, November 8, 2021

The Occupational Safety and Health Admiration last week issued its much-anticipated Emergency Temporary Standard requiring employers with 100 or more employees to ensure employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 4 or are tested weekly if n


Memo
21-217
Thursday, November 4, 2021

The Biden Administration has issued new guidance under the President’s vaccine mandate Executive Order suggesting that contracting agencies will give covered contractors some needed flexibility in meeting their compliance obligations.


Memo
21-216
Thursday, November 4, 2021

In response to COVID-19 vaccine mandates, the Biden Administration has issued a number of templates designed to provide employers with guidance on responding to religious and disability accommodation requests. The templates raise questions, however,


Memo
21-210
Wednesday, October 27, 2021

There have been two recent developments regarding marijuana use and its workplace implications that we wanted to bring to your attention.


Memo
21-208
Monday, October 25, 2021

CWC’s most recent summary of employment law cases that should be of interest to our members covers rulings issued since our last update in July.


Memo
21-207
Thursday, October 21, 2021

CWC has learned that some federal agencies are asking their contractors to modify contracts that are not subject to the Biden Executive Order mandating COVID-19 vaccinations. In at least one case, the agency is threatening sanctions for failure to co


Memo
21-206
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

CWC recently held another in its ongoing series of virtual member roundtables on topical issues of interest to our member companies, this time focusing on how they are coping with COVID-19 vaccine mandates.


Memo
21-201
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

The three federal agencies that administer the complex rules regarding corporate wellness programs have issued new guidance concerning how employers are permitted to use incentives to encourage employee COVID-19 vaccinations.


Memo
21-198
Monday, October 11, 2021

The state of Texas has filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the EEOC’s new guidance on sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination on grounds that it is procedurally defective and exceeds the agency’s authority.


Memo
21-195
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

The Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council, the entity that administers federal procurement policy, has published the new COVID-19 vaccine mandate contracting clause that must be inserted in covered federal contracts beginning on or after November 14


Memo
21-191
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

The “Safer Federal Workforce” Task Force has issued its guidance for implementing President Biden’s E.O. 14042, which requires federal contractors to ensure that employees working on covered federal contracts are vaccinated for COVID-19.


Memo
21-183
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Congressional Democrats are moving forward with their $3.5 billion government spending bill, which also includes a host of major policy changes, some of which will have a major impact on workplace compliance.


Memo
21-181
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

President Biden initiated two actions last week that when and if implemented will require many private sector employers, including federal contractors, to ensure that their employees are vaccinated against COVID-19. At this point, however, there are


Memo
21-173
Thursday, September 2, 2021

CWC is pleased to introduce a new member resource, our “Self-ID FAQ Resource,” that covers the most frequently asked questions about the “invitation to self-ID” requirements that our compliance experts typically receive.


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