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U.S. Department of Labor: Develop a Pledge to be Shared by Workers and Employers

"WE" have all been training for this day! Trust in the guidelines that have been circulated throughout America and the world. "WE" will maintain the CRUCIAL and BASIC PRACTICES that WE have adapted to. WE all know them by now!

This new normal of sanitizing all surfaces, continuing to wear masks and gloves, being cognizant of what WE touch, how we sneeze, how we cough, how WE decontaminate ourselves when we return home/work,... more »

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Reduce Medicare -CMS and Joint Commission Regulations

As a Registered Nurse, the insured healthcare system in America is failing. We need to reduce regulations on hospitals and clinics in the United States. We need to approve Tele-health programs and reimburse for these programs. Suggesting a committee be assigned to review these outdated, technological phobic regulations and reduce them. Requesting a separate committee to determine which regulations in the aging population... more »

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Clarify ACA reporting during a pandemic

Guidance should be issued specifying that pandemic related leaves/furloughs should be treated like FMLA leaves and other special leave and not count against ACA tracking of FT status and affordability. Even better, there would be some temporary relief for ACA reporting for employers and mandates for 2020 due to Covid19-- like a special safe harbor recognizing that this year is an outlier in terms of hours worked/wages... more »

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Non-essential medical device manufacturing outsourcing

Suggest place substantial tariffs on any Non-USA based medical and dental device manufacturers who manufacture "non-essential" product and import into the USA. Unfair labor and regulatory cost place USA medical device manufacturers at a disadvantage. Example USA based dental laboratories and dental implant manufacturers, compete with foreign companies with less stringent regulatory oversight and unfair government subsidized... more »

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unemployment

the additional $600 per weeks stipend added to the employees benefits is hurting our business. Why should someone come to work when they are making almost double what they make at work. In Washington, the min wage is $13.50. the worker can get in the range of $1000 per week on unemployment. I suggest that this be changed to a supplement given to the states to augment the benefits up to 90% of their indexed wages. That... more »

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Online Hiring Options

There are a number of Federal regulations when it comes to getting someone hired. A great example is processing the I-9. Normally the employer is required to have this completed and verified within 3 days of the person being hired. Due to the pandemic this has been relaxed and can be done virtually, but the employer must re-verify within 3 days of the employee actually coming to work in the workplace. This creates twice... more »

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Adapting to temporary industry changes

Some businesses are trying to adapt during this pandemic to new markets and trying to avoid having to layoff or furlough their employees. However, changing the industry temporarily can take quite some time with requesting permits and receiving the required paperwork. Local and state governments should reduce the regulatory burdens on these businesses by actively working and supporting them while not compromising on the... more »

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The Administration Should Maintain or Enhance Regulatory Compliance Relief of Non-Essential Requirements

The Administration has issued temporary compliance relief clarifications through several agencies that allow for good faith efforts to comply with non-essential requirements. The Administration is encouraged to provide clarity in a manner that provides a transition period for that notice, when appropriate, to employers of when and how these temporary enforcement policies will terminate.

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Comments of National Federation of Independent Business

These comments are submitted on behalf of the National Federation of Independent Business, the nation's largest small business advocacy organization comprised of approximately 300,000 small business members nationwide.

Since January 2009, "government regulations and red tape" have been listed as among the top-three problems for small business owners, according to the NFIB Research Center's monthly Small Business Economic... more »

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NYC Department of Buildings

I am the President of a construction company here in NY State. I reside north of NYC but all my work is in NYC. The Department of Builds issued an order (Buildings Bulletin 2020-004) requiring construction projects of certain types, requiring certain certificate holders or of certain size to have a weekly site inspection performed on it by said certificate holder. I, of course hold all the certificates and certifications... more »

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Reduced Regulation and Robust Software Provided by the Government

Any regulation that was relaxed should not be reinstated unless it was determined to have a profoundly negative impact. I am an advocate for all other regulations to be evaluated and relaxed. Regulations are a major deterrent for new business start-ups and further growth of established businesses.

For programs that must remain in place and requires reporting and auditing, the government should provide the safe software... more »

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Director of HR

During this pandemic (and maybe beyond) there should be a partnership with state Unemployment Agencies and employers. Employers that wish to should have the option to assist with the payment of claims in exchange for a reduced UI experience rating. Employers that opt in to manage payments could easily make direct payments to unemployed individuals deemed "eligible" by the state agency through our payrolls. Give us access... more »

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Fast-Tracking Certification

To speed employers' ability to hire workers and to enable locals to support their communities and families in this time of need, apprenticeships and other institutions that provide certification to students should have a separate track for gifted students who absorb the information rapidly and can demonstrate this through rigorous testing. The timetable to graduate from the apprenticeship would be reduced by a half or... more »

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