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December 27, 2021

DOS Announces Extension and Expansion of NIV Interview Waivers

Most U.S. consulates will soon be exercising newly-granted authority to waive visa interviews for applicants for renewals of most temporary-work visa categories. Interviews will also be waived for many first-time applicants for such visas, for individuals from countries which participate in the VWP program as has long waived visas for business visitors and visitors for …

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November 5, 2021

OSHA Issues COVID-19 Workplace Vaccine-or-Testing Mandate

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its Interim Final Rule regarding vaccination of employees of large employers (100+ employees). The rules apply to employers with a total of, at least, 100 employees within the entire firm or corporation at any time the rule is in effect. The rule does not apply to health …

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October 8, 2021

COVID-19 Update – Executive Orders Regarding COVID Vaccination

In September, President Biden issued Executive Orders regarding Covid vaccination.  First, he issued an order regarding vaccination for federal employees; then he announced that OSHA would be developing a rule to require all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure that their workforce is vaccinated or tested at least weekly – this rule has …

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