General Updates 9/6/2022

We hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day weekend. There is significant news out of D.C. today from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The NLRB is proposing a rule regarding the determination of who is a joint employer. This rule is not yet defined and our team is awaiting on additional resources to break down this information into layman’s terms. Based on the information we do have, it looks to qualify temporary hires as part of any collective Union bargaining agreement, which may complicate things for staffing agencies. We will make sure to update you as soon as we have more detailed information.

The Biden administration also recently announced the federal government will repay up to $10,000 of student loan debt for those earning less than $125,000 annually. Biden’s administration also further extended the COVID-19 student loan repayment moratorium through the year. This development, however, does raise issues for workplace benefits as previously passed legislation allowed businesses to help with a copay towards student loan debt. This ruling operated similar to a 401k match, and with the recent announcement of student loan forgiveness, this rule is now in limbo.

We also would like to share some articles regarding monkeypox and encourage you to read them in their entirety to remain up to date. This article details how monkeypox should affect the workplace. This article details the likeliness of it spreading both in the workplace and while traveling.

Finally, last week the CDC loosened its guidance surrounding COVID-19. Here are the 10 most common employer questions based on the recently issued guidance.

We hope you have a great rest of your week! Keep an eye out for us in your inbox again later this week or early next with more information on the NLRB proposed rule.

Dave and Teresa

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