As featured in #WorkforceWednesday: Here's a rundown of some of the top developments in employment law and workforce management this week:
Guidance for Mitigating Retirement Plan Cybersecurity Risk
Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration issued its first cybersecurity best practices guidance for retirement plans. To assist plan sponsors and fiduciaries with their responsibilities to prudently select and monitor service providers, the guidance outlines considerations they can use to determine that service providers follow strong cybersecurity practices. Read more.
Vaccine Administration Accommodations
Employers with on-site nurses or medical professionals should be aware that employees refusing to administer the COVID-19 vaccine for religious reasons may require reasonable accommodations. An employer might consider a range of accommodations.
DOJ’s Heightened COVID-19 Fraud Enforcement
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) reports that as of March 26, 2021, the agency had publicly charged 474 defendants with criminal offenses in connection with COVID-19-related schemes across 56 federal districts to recover more than $569 million in U.S. government funds. Businesses that received government relief through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act should anticipate a continued increase in criminal and civil enforcement activity and investigations in the coming months. Learn more.