WOTC Program Reauthorized and Extended Through 2025

WOTC

Earlier this year the federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program received an extension through December 31, 2025.  The Consolidated Appropriation Act, 2021 (CAA) reauthorized the WOTC program and ensures that employers administering the program will continue to be able to earn up to $9,600 per qualified candidate. Also included in the CAA are extensions…

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Governments, Investors, & Litigators Are Focusing More on ESG

Focusing More on ESG

Companies need to know that governments, investors, and litigators are making environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria a priority. As a result, it won’t be enough for companies to simply claim they’re ESG-friendly; they’ll have to have mechanisms in place to prove it, or potentially face serious consequences. Governments First, let’s look at government efforts.…

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DEI & Your Investments: Biden Takes Action on Day One

DEI & Your Investments

3 minute read On day one of the new Biden-Harris Administration, among a flurry of executive orders, President Biden ordered the review of a controversial Department of Labor rule heldover from the previous administration. The “Financial Factors in Selecting Plan Investments” rule (the ESG rule) repudiates a current investment trend known as ESG: environment, social,…

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The Impact of Executive Order 13950 on DEI&A Initiatives

ExecutiveOrder 13950

2 minute read  On September 22, 2020, President Trump issued Executive Order 13950, “to promote economy and efficiency in Federal contracting to promote unity in the Federal workforce, and to combat offensive and anti-American race and sex stereotyping and scapegoating.” On its face, the executive order seems to be an effort to further discourage discriminatory…

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OFCCP Releases 2019 CSAL Schedule

OFCCP Releases 2019 CSAL Schedule

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has released a Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL) for the 2019 fiscal year for 3,500 establishments. This is the first time OFCCP issued the list only through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) library. Previously, OFCCP mailed individual corporate scheduling announcement letters (CSALs)…

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New York State Issues Final Guidance on Sexual Harassment Prevention

New York State Issues Final Guidance on Sexual Harassment Prevention

The New York State Department of Labor and State Division of Human Rights have issued final guidance for the state’s employer policies for workplace harassment that require every employer in the New York State to adopt a sexual harassment prevention policy. As part of the state’s budget bill, which was signed into law in April,…

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