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Georgia Federal District Court Judge temporarily blocks COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors

A federal judge in Georgia has temporarily blocked a Biden Administration rule that would require federal contractors and subcontractors to ensure that all covered employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The Details: Vaccine Mandate: In early September, President Biden announced an ...

IRS provides guidance on end of employee retention tax credit

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued guidance (Notice 2021-65) regarding the retroactive termination of the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC). The recently enacted Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act terminated the ERTC with retroactive effect to Sept. 30, 2021 (i.e., wages ...

Alabama issues emergency regulations on vaccine exemption law

Alabama has published emergency regulations addressing a state law that prohibits employers from requiring employees to receive COVID-19 vaccination without providing the employee an opportunity to seek an exemption for religious or medical reasons. The state has also published a sample ...

California: state and local minimum wage changes for 2022

The minimum wage in California and in many local jurisdictions in the state will increase on January 1, 2022. State Minimum Wage for 2022: Effective January 1, 2022, the state’s minimum wage will increase to $14 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees. For employers with 26 or ...

Florida issues emergency regulations on vaccine exemption law

Florida has published emergency regulations addressing a state law that prohibits employers from imposing a COVID-19 vaccination mandate without providing exemptions for medical reasons (including pregnancy and anticipated pregnancy), religious reasons, COVID-19 immunity, periodic testing, and ...

Kansas requires exemptions from COVID-19 vaccine mandates

Kansas has enacted legislation (House Bill 2001) stating that employers that implement COVID-19 vaccination requirements must provide certain exemptions to employees. House Bill 2001 was effective immediately upon the Governor’s signature on Nov. 23, 2021. Exemption requests: Under House ...

North Dakota expands COVID-19 vaccination exemptions

North Dakota has enacted legislation (HB 1511) that requires private employers to allow certain employee exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccine. The law is effective from Nov. 15, 2021, to Aug. 1, 2023, unless extended. Background: North Dakota had enacted House Bill 1465, which generally ...

Washington, D.C. requires paid leave for vaccination, extends DCFMLA changes

The District of Columbia has enacted emergency legislation (B24-404) requiring employers to provide paid leave to employees for the time they, or their minor child, spend obtaining and recovering from COVID-19 vaccination. These changes took effect immediately on November 18, 2021 and expire on ...

New York adds temporary winter mask mandate

This notice is to inform you that New York’s Governor Kathy Hochul has announced a temporary mask mandate for businesses and venues unless they implement a vaccine requirement. The mandate will be in effect from Dec. 13, 2021, until Jan. 15, 2022, unless it’s extended. The ...

Arizona – City of Tucson voters approve new minimum wage

Tucson, Arizona voters have approved a ballot measure (Proposition 206) that will increase the city’s minimum wage. Employers must pay employees at least the city's minimum wage rate for work done within Tucson as follows:  $13.00 per hour beginning April 1, 2022. $13.50 ...

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