Employers and their benefit administrators have more detail and a more convenient way to submit “top 50” lists and other data—but no more time to comply with—daunting prescription drug cost reporting requirements in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA), under new interim final regulations.
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In a much-awaited decision, the Supreme Court of the United States indicated that it would consider whether the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) preempts California’s rule prohibiting arbitration of Private Attorneys General (PAGA) claims under the California Labor Code. Depending upon the high court’s ultimate ruling, the case has the potential
Recently, due to the availability of COVID-19 vaccines, many countries decided to lift their entry restrictions or change them in such a way that travelers who had recovered from COVID-19 infections or been vaccinated were allowed entry. Here is an overview of some of the current entry requirements for international
On December 13, 2021, the California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) issued updated “guidance” related to masking, the timing of COVID testing of non-vaccinated persons at Mega Events, and COVID testing for persons entering into California.
There have been significant developments in the legal challenges brought against the interim final rule of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS rule”), which requires vaccination of all healthcare workers at CMS-covered facilities throughout the United States.
On December 6, 2021, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a first-in-the-nation vaccination order for private-sector workers in New York City, set to take effect on December 27, 2021. The New York City commissioner of Health and Mental Hygiene issued an order, dated December 13, 2021, requiring COVID-19
On December 15, 2021, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals granted, in part, the federal administration’s motion to stay the nationwide preliminary injunction enjoining the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (“CMS”) from enforcing its COVID-19 vaccine mandate nationwide as to non-plaintiff states. Louisiana et al v. Becerra et al., No.
IRVINE, Calif. – December 16, 2021 – Acclaimed California labor, employment and immigration defense law firm CDF Labor Law LLP (CDF) proudly announces it has been named one of the 2021 Top Workplaces by the Orange County Register for the 3rd consecutive year. The award rounds out a year of numerous accolades for CDF. The firm was also recently named the smallest one of only 28 US-based law firms to earn a place on Bloomberg Law’s inaugural “Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Framework” list, was named a “Top-100 Social Impact Leader” by Law360, and CDF’s California Labor & Employment Law Blog was ranked #7 on the list of the ”Top 40 California Law Blogs & Websites” by Feedspot.
On December 7, 2021, the US District Court for the Southern District of Georgia granted a preliminary injunction to temporarily halt the enforcement of the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for government contractors nationwide. The court held that President Biden’s executive order likely exceeded his authority under the Federal Property and
The CCPA has reached the two-year mark. This is a good time for businesses to review the success of their compliance programs, recalibrate for the CCPA’s third year, and gear up for the CPRA’s January 1, 2023 effective date.
Here are a few suggestions:
Privacy Policies. The CCPA requires a
On December 15, 2021, the full city council approved a bill that would amend the New York City Human Rights Law in a way that would fundamentally alter the way job advertisements are posted. The mayor has expressed support for the bill, and he is expected to sign it
Less than 24 hours after the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) new mask mandate went into effect, the CDPH updated its guidance to clarify the application of the mandate. Previously, the mandate by the CDPH referenced “indoor public settings” without further definition. In the updated guidance, the CDPH clarifies
With so much happening during the holidays, who wants to think about preventive steps and corporate compliance? Unfortunately, expansion of New York’s “whistleblower protection” laws coupled with the ongoing pandemic-related return to work issues make it increasingly critical for employers to ring in the New Year with an understanding of
As previously reported, New York City’s vaccination mandate for private employers goes into effect on December 27, 2021.
President Biden’s first major domestic proposal, the Build Back Better Act (“BBB Act”), has been (and will continue to be) the subject of much press and debate. Of