As noted last week, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) Final Rules amending the affirmative action obligations for individuals with a disability and protected veterans will become effective on March 24, 2014, barring an administrative delay or legal challenge. A detailed white paper discussing the new and expanded requirements of the disability Final Rule is available here and one discussing the requirements of the veterans Final Rule is available here. Our Affirmative Action and OFCCP Compliance Practice Group members are available to answer your questions on these Final Rules and look forward to working with you as these Final Rules are implemented by OFCCP.
President Trump’s Sanctuary City Executive Order blocked by California Judge
In the latest blow to President Trump’s immigration agenda, on Tuesday a federal judge in California blocked the Trump administration’s threat to withhold federal funds from so-called “sanctuary jurisdictions.” U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick imposed a nationwide injunction against President Trump’s executive order, “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States,” which was signed on January 25, 2017, just five days into his presidency.
It’s Flu Season Again . . . Are Your Mandatory Vaccination Policies Immune to Legal Challenges?
With flu season here and reported incidents of deaths caused by diseases thought to have been eradicated by vaccines on the rise, many healthcare providers are considering mandatory vaccination of employees.
Oregon, Colorado Declare Public Health Emergencies Triggering Leave Requirements
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza cases are surging across the United States while COVID-19 continues to spread. Faced with hospital beds filling up and experts warning that this could be one of the most severe respiratory illness seasons in recent years, two states—Oregon and Colorado—have declared public health emergencies that will impact state sick and family leave requirements as workers struggle with the illnesses or to care for sick children.