Biden Freezes Trump Administration Apprenticeship Program

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On February 17, the Biden administration announced a change to an apprenticeship program initiated by his predecessor, Donald Trump. Trump had started a new type of apprenticeship program called the Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP). Biden has frozen the IRAP program, allowing for no new programs to be recognized. In keeping with Trump’s deregulatory philosophy, the … Read more

What OSHA Will Be Like under a Biden Administration

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulates workplace safety, and its powers are expected to expand under the administration of president-elect Joe Biden. Already, as president-elect, Biden has signaled his intention to expand the reach of OSHA. On December 29, the president-elect issued a statement that says, “Yet today, in the midst of a … Read more

ICE Extends I-9 Virtual Verification through January 31, 2021

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As an early Christmas present to employers, on December 23, 2020, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced another extension until January 31, 2021 of the policy allowing remote or virtual verification of the documentation required for a Form I-9 when a workforce is working remotely. Originally, on March 19, 2020, due to COVID-19 precautions … Read more

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