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OSHA: Prevent Injuries, Illnesses and Fatalities during Winter Storms

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Click here to view the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s employer guidance regarding winter weather safety …

DOL: $2.4B+ Recovered, to Employee Benefit Plans, Participants & Beneficiaries (2021)

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Click here to view the Department of Labor’s announcement on recovering more than $2.4B to employee benefit plans, participants, beneficiaries in fiscal year 2021 …

HRWS (Chart): Tracking Unemployment Rate Changes from September to October 2021

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Click the link below to view the HR Workplace Services (HRWS) Chart, tracking Unemployment Rate Changes from September to October 2021 (statistically significant states): HRWS Unemployment Chart September to October 2021 About HRWS HR Workplace Services, Inc. (HRWS) partners with the nation’s top insurance brokers and agencies providing their clients with best-in-class services for support and…

OSHA: Holiday Season Reminder on Worker Safety & Proper Pay

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Click here to read the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s employer reminder to avoid compliance issues by ensuring worker safety, proper pay practices this holiday season …

DOL: Final Rule – Increase to Federal Contract Workers Min. Wage (Jan. 30, 2022)

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Click here to read the Department of Labor’s final rule announcement, increasing minimum wage for workers on federal contracts to begin January 30, 2022 …

HRWS Tracker: Federal Vaccine Requirement Updates

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November 17, 2021 OSHA suspends enforcement of COVID-19 vaccine mandate for employers After a federal appeals court upheld a stay on the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for large private businesses last week – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is suspending enforcement of the mandate. OSHA published a statement on the matter, which…

Federal Contractor Employees – Vaccination Requirement

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In a release on November 10, 2021, The Safer Federal Workforce Task Force announced that covered federal contractor employees are required to be fully vaccinated by Jan. 18, 2022. In order to meet the deadline, contracted employees must receive their first Johnson & Johnson shot or have received their second dose of the Moderna/Pfizer vaccine…

CMS: Important Medicare Details for 2022

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Click here to read the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 2022 premiums, deductibles and and coinsurance amounts for 2022 …

HRWS: IRS Cost-Of-Living, Adjusted Limits for 2022

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This week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2021-61 announcing cost-of-living adjustments affecting dollar limits for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2022. Many pension plan limits will change next year due to an increase in the cost-of-living index that met statutory thresholds that triggered their adjustment. The chart below provides…

U.S. Reopens Borders to International Travelers

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The U.S. fully reopened its borders to vaccinated international travelers Monday, November 8, 2021, ending the COVID-19-related, 20-month closure. The U.S. will accept travelers who have been fully vaccinated with any of the injections approved for by the World Health Organization or present a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of travel. The policy…

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