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Answers to Seven Complicated Questions About Arizona's New Paid Sick Time Law

by Jaburg Wilk on

Previously, we addressed eight common questions that employers have about Arizona’s new paid sick time (“PST”) law, which goes into effect on July 1, 2017. As the law is complex, we are answering seven of the more difficult,...more

OSHA Announces Delay To Electronic Recordkeeping Rule - Scheduled Implementation Date Of July 1 Is Now Off The Table

by Fisher Phillips on

Employers will be relieved, at least temporarily, of the requirement to file injury information through an electronic recordkeeping system that was scheduled to take effect this July 1. The Occupational Safety and Health...more

OSHA Delays Start of New Online Recordkeeping Rule

by BakerHostetler on

On May 17, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that employers do not have to file injury and illness information online with OSHA by the July 1 filing deadline. As we noted in a previous alert, on May...more

OSHA To Extend Electronic Recordkeeping Compliance Date

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

In an email sent today to stakeholders, OSHA announced that it intends to delay the July 1, 2017 compliance date for the electronic submission of the 2016 Form 300A. As part of the final rule, Improve Tracking of Workplace...more

One DOL Drug Testing Rule Officially Gone – Is OSHA Next?

by Cozen O'Connor on

On May 10, the Department of Labor officially nullified a rule passed during the Obama administration that limited states’ ability to require mandatory drug testing for individuals applying for unemployment benefits. As...more

New Developments at OSHA!

by Stoel Rives LLP on

Following are a couple of significant new OSHA developments for all safety professionals to be aware of, relating to limitations for OSHA citations and validity of OSHA interpretation letters....more

If Pain, Yes Gain—Part XXIX: Arizona Announces Draft Sick Leave Rules

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Arizona—the sixth state with a paid sick leave law—has published its much anticipated Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for its law going into effect on July 1, 2017. ...more

Volks, Part III: OSHA Withdraws the Dead Volks Rule from the CFR. What Now?

On May 3, 2017, the final curtain was rung down on the Volks saga: OSHA revoked its so-called “Volks Rule,” which would have amended the recordkeeping regulations in 29 C.F.R. Part 1904 to, it hoped, avoid the holding of the...more

New Legislation: The Forfeited Corporate Property Act

by Dickinson Wright on

The Forfeited Corporate Property Act, 2015 (“FCPA”) and related changes to the Ontario Business Corporations Act (“OBCA”) received Royal Assent on December 10, 2015 and came into force December 10, 2016. ...more

Volks Rule officially withdrawn by OSHA

by Fisher Phillips on

OSHA has now officially withdrawn the so called “Volks Rule” that had attempted to set a 5 year limitations period for OSHA Recordkeeping violations....more

FINRA Publishes New Guidance on Social Networking Websites and the Application of Rule 2210

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In Regulatory Notice 17-18, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) provided additional guidance, in the form of 12 FAQs, on its earlier regulatory notices relating to the use of social media and the...more

[Webinar] Get the Record Straight: Latest on OSHA’s E-Recordkeeping and Anti-Retaliation Rule - May 16th, 1:00pm EDT

by Conn Maciel Carey LLP on

OSHA’s controversial new Electronic Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Anti-Retaliation Rule has thus far survived a barrage of negative stakeholder comments during the rulemaking, multiple enforcement deferrals, and a...more

Making Employees Watch the Clock Can be Good for Employers

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

A few months ago, we reminded our readers about the need to maintain accurate time records for non-exempt employees.This consideration is especially important for those employers who are subject to the Fair Labor Standards...more

Cal/OSHA Proposes Hotel Housekeeping Injury Rule

by Fisher Phillips on

After several years of discussion and debate, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board (Board) recently issued a proposed standard on “Hotel Housekeeping Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention.” The proposal currently is open for public...more

Temporary "Comp Time" Provision Under Consideration

by Fisher Phillips on

The U.S. House of Representatives is now actively considering the "Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017" (H.R. 1180), which would amend the federal Fair Labor Standards Act to permit private-sector employers to offer...more

OSHA’s “Volks” Rule Invalidated

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

Last week, President Donald Trump signed a joint resolution passed by the House and Senate overturning the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) rule titled “Clarification of Employers’ Continuing Obligation...more

Judge Continues Case Challenging OSHA Electronic Record-Keeping Rule – Employers Must Comply With July 1 Electronic Reporting...

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: A Texas federal court won’t decide the legality of OSHA’s rule regarding the “Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” until after the July 1, 2017 deadline for employers to comply with the rule....more

FDA sanitary transport rule impacts railroads, other shippers

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

The Food and Drug Administration’s new Sanitary Transport of Human and Animal Food Rule takes effect on April 6, 2017, imposing new rigorous food safety regulations on food shippers – including railroads – and creating a...more

Lawlessness Quashed, Part II: President and Congress Stop OSHA’s Attempt to Avoid the Volks Decision

On Monday, April 3, 2017, President Trump signed a Congressional Review Act resolution, passed by the House on March 1 and by the Senate on March 22, that disapproves of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s...more

It’s Official…OSHA’s “Volks” Rule is Invalidated

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Yesterday President Trump signed H.J. Res 83, which finalized the Congressional Review Act (“CRA”) process and nullified OSHA’s rule “Clarification of Employer’s Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain Accurate Records of...more

Senate Votes to Repeal OSHA ‘Volks’ Recordkeeping Rule

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

In a move that President Donald Trump is expected to approve, the Senate has voted to repeal a Labor Department rule that allows the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to sanction employers for “failing to...more

California Approves New Regulation to Reduce Methane Emissions from Oil and Gas Facilities

by Reed Smith on

The California Air Resources Board has approved a new stringent regulation to curb methane emissions from oil and gas operations in California. The unprecedented regulation focuses on monitoring, detecting, and repairing...more

Congress Repeals New OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Rule - President Trump Blocks Fair Pay and Safe Work Places Executive...

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

Last week, the Senate approved a resolution killing a recordkeeping rule finalized by OSHA in December 2016, and this week, President Trump signed a congressional resolution invalidating the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces...more

OSHA’s Attempt to Expand Citation Statute of Limitations Thwarted by Congressional Review Act Senate Vote

by Miller Canfield on

On March 22, 2017, the Senate, by a vote of 50-48, passed a House of Representatives’ resolution which overturned the OSHA Rule seeking to expand the statute of limitations period for citations it issues to...more

Illinois Legislative Proposal Would Eliminate the Unclaimed Property Exemption for Business to Business Transactions

by Reed Smith on

A bill has been introduced in the Illinois Legislature that could significantly impact the escheat liability and recordkeeping requirements of any holder doing business in the state of Illinois. House Bill 2603 (“HB 2603”),...more

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