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As we reported earlier this year, on August 31, 2021, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved the new system that the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) developed for federal contractors to submit affirmative action programs (AAPs).
Continue Reading OFCCP Announces Much Anticipated Details About Its New Contractor Portal

Effective August 1, 2021, the Louisiana Employment Discrimination Law was amended to expressly require Louisiana employers with more than 25 employees to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with limitations arising from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, provided that such
Continue Reading Louisiana Workforce Commission Publishes Posters on Expanded Employee Pregnancy Accommodation Rights

On November 26, 2021, President Joe Biden issued a presidential proclamation prohibiting travel into the United States for travelers who were physically present in eight countries in southern Africa (Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe), beginning
Continue Reading Back to the Future: White House Restricts Travel to the United States From 8 Countries Due to New COVID-19 Variant

A federal judge has preliminarily enjoined Executive Order (EO) 14042, which requires federal contractors to comply with COVID-19 workplace safety protocols. The preliminary injunction prevents the executive order from being enforced against federal contractors and subcontractors in Kentucky, Ohio,
Continue Reading Breaking News: Limited Three-State Preliminary Injunction of the Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate Issued

In a 32-page order issued on November 29, 2021, United States District Judge Matthew T. Schelp entered a preliminary injunction against the Biden administration’s Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) interim final rule entitled “Medicare and Medicaid Programs;
Continue Reading Federal Judge Shelves President Biden’s CMS Vaccine Mandate …. But in Only 10 States