HR Scoop Archives for November of 2021

$$ Greening Your Business $$

Published 11/01/2021

The U.N. Climate Summit (COP26) opened yesterday (Oct. 31) in Glasgow and runs through Nov. 12. In the lead-up to the event, the Biden Administration reached a $550 billion climate spending package. This marks the biggest U.S. green investment ever. Many of the provisions will be subject to court challenges, while others are seen by climate change experts as falling short of what is required.    What might be the impacts of this, and other climate-related initiatives that the U.S. and other countries will implement?   The $550 billion is part of the Democrats’ $1.75 billion Build Back Better Act. The money will be...

OSHA's New Coronavirus Emergency Temporary Standard Explained

Published 11/08/2021

US Department of Labor issues emergency temporary standard (ETS) to protect workers from coronavirus   Increases protections for 84M private sector workers   WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced a new emergency temporary standard to protect more than 84 million workers from the spread of the coronavirus on the job. The nation’s unvaccinated workers face grave danger from workplace exposure to coronavirus, and immediate action is necessary to protect them. Under this standard, covered employers must develop, implement and enforce a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, unless they adopt a policy requiring employees to choose to either be vaccinated or undergo regular COVID-19 testing...

Happy Thanksgiving From ASN 2021

Published 11/24/2021

THE ASN OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED THURSDAY & FRIDAY THIS WEEK.   All of us at Available Staffing Network Wishes You a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

OSHA ETS Vaccine Mandate - On Hold - for now

Published 11/29/2021

OSHA released its ETS (Emergency Temporary Standard) on Nov. 12, and it was immediately faced with a court challenge which resulted in a temporary stay of the new standard. In light of the stay, OSHA released a statement saying that it "has suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement of the ETS pending future developments in the litigation," although it "remains confident in its authority to protect workers in emergencies." OSHA noted that the court ordered it to take no steps to implement or enforce the ETS until further court order.   Although the fate challenge is unclear, many legal experts...