Category Archives: Industry Update

OFCCP Publishes Corporate Scheduling Announcement List(CSAL) for Construction Contractors

A new Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL) was posted by OFCCP on June 5, 2023. The list includes 250 construction contractors scheduled to undergo an OFCCP audit. This CSAL is a courtesy notification for federal contractors and subcontractors selected for a compliance review, which begins once the contractor receives an approved scheduling letter. To find out if […]

New York Releases Its Model Policy for Lactation Protections

On December 9, 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law an amendment to NY State Labor Law Section 206-C that expands workplace protections for nursing employees, effective June 7, 2023. Of note, the legislation required the NY Department of Labor (NY DOL) to develop and implement a policy (“The Rights of Employees to Express Breast Milk in the Workplace”) for employers […]

May 2023 Federal & State Legislative Updates

Overview of this month’s Legislative Updates: Federal Legislative Updates State Legislative Updates: Download Handout HR Works Can Help HR Works Clients may contact the virtual helpline or their HR Consultant for additional information on any of these legislative updates and next steps. Non-HR Works clients may contact us for HR Solutions by calling us toll […]

New York Releases Updated Model Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy and Training Materials

On April 11, 2023, the New York Department of Labor (DOL) published a final version of its revised sexual harassment prevention model policy. The updated model prevention policy contains several substantive updates from the prior 2018 version. Under state law, every employer is required to adopt a sexual harassment prevention policy. As a result, employers should […]

OFCCP Contractor Portal Opening March 31

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has announced that the Contractor Portal will open for its second annual certification cycle on March 31, 2023. Federal Contractors and Subcontractors are required to certify the compliance of their Affirmative Action Programs in the Portal by June 29, 2023.   As a reminder: New this year:  HR Works affirmative action […]

The Second Prescription Drug Report is Due in June

A provision in the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CCA) of 2021 requires prescription drug reporting. Under the provision insurance companies and employer-based health plans must submit information about prescription drugs and health care spending. This data submission is called the RxDC report. This is an annual reporting requirement, and 2022 data is due to CMS by June […]

NLRB Issued Guidance Memo on Its Restriction of Confidentiality and Non-Disparagement Clauses in Severance Agreements

As we previously reported, the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB or Board) McLaren decision found that employers violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) when they offer employees severance agreements that require employees to broadly waive their rights under Section 7 of the Act. At that time, there was an outstanding question as to whether the decision would […]

Updated FCRA Summary of Consumer Rights

On March 17, 2023, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published an updated version of the publication entitled, “A Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act,” which is also called the “Summary of Rights.” This version will replace the version published in October 2018. Employers will be required to use the updated […]

USCIS Announces a Change in F-1 Student Employment Authorization Period Under Special Student Relief (SSR)

Effective February 22, 2023, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a new policy that will allow F-1 students who are experiencing severe economic hardship due to emergent circumstances in their home country to receive employment authorization for a period of up to 18 months. This policy, known as Special Student Relief (SSR), will allow students to work […]