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OSHA: Temporary Worker Initiative Bulletin on Safety & Health Training

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Click here to view the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) Temporary Worker Initiative Bulletin on safety and health training …

DOL: Announces Plans to Hire 100 Investigators

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Click here to read more regarding the Department of Labor’s plans to hire 100 investigators to support wage and hour compliance efforts …

USDA to Boost Rural Economies with $1.4B

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SDAThe U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $1.4 billion into rural economies. The types of aid provided will include job training, business loans as well as the expansion of technical assistance. Eight programs plan to deliver more than 751 awards across 49 states, intended to facilitate the creation of wealth across various rural communities….


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On January 28, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the registration period for H-1B cap* season, 2023. This coming fiscal year will open on March 1, 2022 and will close at noon, March 18, 2022 – giving employers 18-days to submit registrations for prospective employees, via the USCIS online H-1B registration system. This…

CDC: Travel to Mexico, Brazil & Singapore Discouraged

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On January 31, 2022, The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) strongly discouraged U.S. citizens against traveling to the following countries due to high COVID-19 infection rates: Mexico Brazil Singapore Ecuador Kosovo Philippines Paraguay In addition to the countries listed above, there are nearly 130 countries and territories with COVID-19 cases listed as…

HRWS (Chart): Tracking Unemployment Rate Changes from November to December 2021

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Click the link below to view the HR Workplace Services (HRWS) Chart, tracking Unemployment Rate Changes from November to December 2021 (statistically significant states): HRWS Unemployment Chart November to December 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…

DOL: Guidance on Available Labor Grants

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Click here to read the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) guidance on their available labor grants …

OSHA: Civil Penalties Increased for 2022

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Click here to read the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) announcement providing the maximum penalty amounts, with the annual adjustment for inflation, that may be assessed after Jan. 15, 2022 …

CMS: White House Requires Insurance Companies to Cover Cost of At-Home COVID-19 Tests

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Click here to learn more about the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) new requirement for insurance companies and group health plans to cover the cost of over-the-counter, at-home COVID-19 tests, so people with private health coverage can get them for free starting January 15th …  

Standard Mileage Rates from IRS (2022)

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New standard mileage rates for business, charitable, medical and moving have been set by the IRS for 2022. With across-the-board increases, here are the new rates: Business – 58.5 cents per mile Medical & Moving – 18 cents per mile Charitable – 14 cents per mile Due to increased fuel and insurance costs, the new…

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