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#WorkforceWednesday: EEOC Withdraws, DOL Rolls Back, and OSHA Expands

It’s #WorkforceWednesday! In the past week, regulatory withdrawals, rollbacks, or new proposed rules are impacting everything from COVID-19 vaccine incentives to joint-employer status. 

EEOC Withdraws Wellness Incentive Rules

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has withdrawn two proposed rules on wellness program incentives that gave employers guidance on how to incentivize COVID-19 vaccination in a compliant manner. For now, employers should carefully consider the nature and value of any vaccination incentives. Click for more.

DOL Rollbacks

The Biden Department of Labor (DOL) is continuing its rollbacks of regulations and guidance established during the Trump administration. The agency has lifted Trump-era limitations on subregulatory guidance. The DOL has also recently pushed back the tip pool and tip credit regulations that had yet to take effect and has proposed a new joint-employer rule that is pending regulatory review. 

OSHA to Oversee Whistleblower Complaints

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will now oversee worker retaliation complaints filed under two new statutes signed under President Trump: the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act and the Anti-Money Laundering Act.

 

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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.

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