The “Great Resignation” reached a peak in November 2021 as the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that a record-breaking 4.5 million workers voluntarily resigned from their employment. This represented an increase of almost 9% from October 2021 and was the largest number of resignations in more than 20 years.

In what Industries

Earlier this afternoon, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay blocking the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (“OSHA”) from enforcing its “vaccine or test” mandate previously imposed on businesses with 100 or more employees.  This case will return to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals for the underlying merits to be litigated.

The stay means

On December 15, 2021, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced a 120-day extension of the flexibilities in rules related to Form I-9 compliance that was initially granted on March 20, 2020. The temporary policy allowing employers to inspect Form I-9 documents remotely is extended until April 30, 2022.

The extension continues to apply the guidance

The IRS has now proposed regulations for delivering Affordable Care Act (ACA) 1095-C reporting forms to employees at the start of 2022 and future years. Here are a few insights from the proposed regulations:

30-Day Extension for Furnishing Forms 1095-C. For calendar years beginning after December 31, 2020, the proposed regulations grant an automatic 30-day

On Monday, November 8, 2021, President Biden issued a proclamation entitled, “Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel” (the “Proclamation”). The Proclamation revokes prior presidential proclamations that suspended and restricted the entry of noncitizen nonimmigrants from China, Iran, the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Brazil, the Republic of South Africa,

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued new COVID-19 rules for most employers in the private sector with 100 or more employees. The OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on Vaccination and Testing became effective on November 5, 2021. However, just one day after on November 6, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued

As some new laws became effective in 2021 and others take effect in 2022, it’s time for employers to update their employee handbooks. This article summarizes some developments that may require new policies or revisions to existing ones.

FMLA Policy: On January 1, 2022, Connecticut’s FMLA will be expanded to cover nearly all employers. The