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COVID-19 Restrictions Tighten, NYC Fair Chance Act, Biden’s Budget – Employment Law This Week [VIDEO]

As featured in #WorkforceWednesday:  This week, we look at how COVID-19 restrictions are tightening to curb the spread of the Delta variant, how NYC is ramping up enforcement of its ban-the-box law, and how Biden’s budget could impact employers.

COVID-19 Restrictions Tighten

The rapid spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant has many in the United States talking about the potential of a second lockdown. The Biden administration is now mandating vaccines or strict testing for federal workers, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that vaccinated people in high-risk areas wear masks indoors. Learn more.

New York City Fair Chance Act Amendments Go Into Effect

Employers in the Big Apple are revamping their hiring procedures to comply with new amendments to the city’s Fair Chance Act.

Biden Budget Proposes Increased Funding for Worker Protections

President Biden’s $6 trillion 2022 budget proposal features the American Jobs Plan, which includes infrastructure-related projects Congress is already moving forward on, and the American Families Plan. Both contain labor and employment initiatives. Read more.

 

 

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George Carroll Whipple III, Epstein Becker Green, Workforce Management Lawyer, Hiring Matters Attorney
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GEORGE CARROLL WHIPPLE, III, is a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor, and Workforce Management practice, in the New York office of Epstein Becker Green. He hosts the firm's innovative weekly video program, Employment Law This Week.

Mr. Whipple:

  • Counsels employers on workplace issues, including hiring and promotion, firing and discipline, wage and hour, and the implementation of employment policies, to ensure compliance with federal and state laws

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