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OSHA Rolls Out Enforcement Initiative While Facing COVID-19 Standard Deadline

OSHA Rolls Out Enforcement Initiative While Facing COVID-19 Standard Deadline March 12 the DOL’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched a national emphasis program (NEP) focusing enforcement efforts on companies that put the largest number of workers at serious risk of contracting COVID-19. General Warehousing and Storage (NAICS 493110) is among the list of primary …

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DOL to Rescind Independent Contractor and Joint Employer Rules under FLSA

DOL to Rescind Independent Contractor and Joint Employer Rules under FLSA March 11 the Department of Labor (DOL) announced plans to rescind two substantial Trump-era DOL Wage and Hour Division (WHD) regulations. The independent contractor rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was finalized on January 7, 2021. DOL has proposed rescission on the …

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Resources for the Drug Supply Chain Security Act

Resources for the Drug Supply Chain Security Act IWLA is a member of the Partnership for Drug Supply Chain Security Act Governance (PDG).  PDG is rolling out a series of educational and background materials that will provide companies with a baseline understanding of key DSCSA concepts. This will include informational videos, written primers, and other …

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White House Finishes Review of Updated FLSA Joint-Employer Rule

White House Finishes Review of Updated FLSA Joint-Employer Rule March 4 the White House regulatory review office (OIRA) concluded its review of a proposed rule on Joint Employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Administration’s sign-off comes only nine days after the rule was first submitted to OIRA by the U.S. DOL’s …

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DOL Takes a Step Towards Revising Independent Contractor Regulation

DOL Takes a Step Towards Revising Independent Contractor Regulation The U.S. Labor Department (DOL) submitted a proposal on March 5 to likely modify or repeal the business-friendly independent contractor (IC) regulation DOL issued two weeks before former President Donald Trump left office. Following clearance from the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), …

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Senate Passes Slightly Revised COVID-19 Stimulus Package

Senate Passes Slightly Revised COVID-19 Stimulus Package March 6 the U.S. Senate voted 50-49 to pass a marginally revised version the American Rescue Plan Act (H.R.1319). The approximately $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus proposal will now go back to the House for another vote. The Senate-passed version of the package did not include provisions to increase …

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FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Single-dose J&J Vaccine

FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Single-dose J&J Vaccine February 27 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the third vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The EUA allows the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine to be distributed in …

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