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McDermottPlus Check-Up: December 3, 2021

This Week’s Dose Congress returns from its Thanksgiving recess and works to stop a authorities shutdown by passing an 11-week Persevering with Decision (CR) by way of February 18, 2022.  Negotiations proceed within the Senate on the Construct Again Higher (BBB) Act, and the Administration’s vaccine mandate for well being care amenities faces authorized roadblocks. Congress Congress Passes CR Lasting By...

Immigration Weekly Round-Up: Clothing Retailer Settles DOJ Discrimination Suit; Broad Immigration Relief Hangs in the Balance in Senate; New Jersey Welcomes Afghan Refugee Families

Clothing Firm Settles Federal Prices of Discrimination Towards Non-US Citizen Staff The Division of Justice (DOJ) just lately introduced that the American retail firm Hole has settled federal fees that alleged discrimination in opposition to non-U.S. citizen workers resulting from their immigration standing. Hole pays a $73,263 tremendous for the violations and supply again wages to workers who misplaced work consequently, ending...

CMS Loosens Restrictions on Co-Located Healthcare Providers; Enforcement Interpretation Still to Be Determined

On November 12, 2021, the Facilities for Medicare and Medicaid Companies (“CMS”) revised and finalized draft steering first issued on Could 3, 2019, for co-location of hospitals with different hospitals or healthcare suppliers[1] (the “Finalized Guidance”). The Finalized Steering is meant to information CMS Surveyors in analysis of such hospitals’ compliance with Medicare Situations of Participation associated to shared area, companies,...

Copyright Notice Tips: How to Enhance Protection of Your Creative Works (And When to Call Your Lawyer)

Working at the moment by way of an attention-grabbing copyright discover situation prompted me to write at the moment’s put up. Whereas present copyright legislation doesn’t require a copyright discover, putting one on a artistic work corresponding to on-line content material, web sites, promotional supplies, books, movies, sculptures, toys, video games, or work can improve the copyright proprietor’s rights by...

OFCCP Affirmative Action Verification Interface Has Arrived and The Time to Certify Is Fast Approaching

Though most federal contractors have been centered on compliance with COVID-19 vaccination mandates (as mentioned right here and here), it’s essential to take a second to take a look at one other compliance matter associated to equal employment alternative obligations. On 2 December 2021, the Workplace of Federal Contract Compliance Packages (OFCCP) introduced it's transferring ahead with an Affirmative Action Program (AAP) Verification...