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CFPB to seek OMB approval for testing of overdraft disclosures

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The CFPB has published a notice in the Federal Register announcing that it plans to seek OMB approval to conduct online testing of ATM/overdraft disclosures with 8,000 individuals. Comments are due on or before January 16,...more

Beltway Buzz - November, 2017 #3

Tax Bill or Health Bill? It’s Two Bills in One! Caught in a legislative black hole, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) cannot escape efforts to eradicate it—or at least large chunks of it. ...more

CFPB submits request to conduct online debt collection survey to OMB

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The CFPB has published a notice in the Federal Register that it has submitted to OMB its request to conduct an online survey of 8,000 individuals as part of its research on debt collection disclosures. Comments must be...more

EPA Close To Issuing In Final 2018 And 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard Volumes

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On October 31, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent its final rule to set the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volumes for 2018 and 2019 to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. Under...more

FCC Equipment Authorization Rule Change Transitions Now in Effect

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On November 2, 2017, the FCC’s revised equipment authorization rules were published in the Federal Register and took effect immediately. Our advisory details those rule revisions. The Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”)...more

2018 NDAA Analysis: DoD “Amazon” Bill Poised to Become Law

by Holland & Knight LLP on

This is the second blog post in a series of blogs analyzing the current draft of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) as agreed-to by House and Senate negotiators on November 8, 2017. Stay tuned for additional...more

The Latest on 2017 EEO-1 Reporting Requirements

by Hogan Lovells on

Employers subject to EEO-1 reporting were relieved to learn that the controversial new pay data reporting requirement for this year’s EEO-1 report was recently suspended. ...more

Extension of Fiduciary Rule Transition Period Likely Official End of November

by Morgan Lewis on

Thrivent wins injunction on anti-arbitration clause. Update on the Fiduciary Rule Delay - On November 1, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) received a much-anticipated notice from the US Department of...more

Final Medicare Provider Payment Rules in the Pipeline

by Reed Smith on

The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is reviewing several CMS rules that would finalize CY 2018 Medicare payment policies for various types of providers and suppliers. Specifically, OMB is reviewing final...more

DOL Confirms To OMB It Will Reverse Course On Yet Another Controversial Regulation, New Rule Will Reduce Restrictions On Tip...

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

In recent years, one significant issue that has plagued industries employing tipped employees is whether the employers must ensure that tipped employees retain all of their tips even if the company is not using the employee’s...more

Long-Awaited Commerce Department Regulatory Reform Report Spotlights Priority Targets

by Clark Hill PLC on

In one of its first actions upon taking office, the Trump Administration issued a Presidential Memorandum on Streamlining Permitting and Reducing Regulatory Burdens for Domestic Manufacturing on January 24, 2017. That...more

OMB and EEOC Announce Stay on Employer Use of New EEO-1 Report

by Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP on

Employers and federal contractors required to file the EEO-1 Report are likely to be relieved to learn that, on August 29, 2017, the federal government announced an immediate stay on the requirement that they use the...more

ERISA Newsletter - Third Quarter 2017

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Editor's Overview - As we have observed on other occasions, the ERISA class action plaintiffs' bar has, for several years now, honed in on 401(k) plan fiduciaries and their decisions to select and retain investment options...more

OFCCP Town Hall Offers Contractors a Chance to Be Heard

Having shaken the prospect of a merger with EEOC, and facing a smaller budget, the OFCCP offers a glimpse into its priorities and invites contractors to suggest changes. - Takeaways - Compliance letters have been...more

Portions of the FCC’s Recent Wireless License Renewal Order Take Effect Oct. 2nd, but Key Rule Sections Delayed Pending OMB Review

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

At the beginning of August, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) took steps to reconcile a diversity of renewal requirements and permanent discontinuance conditions within its rules for many of the licensed radio...more

Beltway Buzz - September, 2017 #4

“Zombie” ACA Repeal-and-Replace Effort Suddenly Resuscitated. Opponents of Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal-and-replace efforts no doubt forgot the vitally important “double tap” rule, and now the zombie legislative effort is...more

Hurricane Waivers and Infrastructure Funding [Maritime and Infrastructure Federal Update]

by Cozen O'Connor on

This edition of the Cozen O’Connor Maritime and Infrastructure Federal Update highlights: (i) the unprecedented nature of the recent Jones Act waiver, (ii) available infrastructure funding through the TIGER program, (iii)...more

Understanding the EEOC’s Shifting Stance on Pay Bias and Data Collection

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has sent mixed signals to employers regarding its efforts to collect salary and pay data to combat pay inequity based on gender and race. Many employers are left...more

New EEO-1 Pay Reporting Requirements Suspended Indefinitely

by Barley Snyder on

Larger employers no longer have the immediate worry about collecting and analyzing pay data to complete the federal EEO-1 employment report. The end of September was traditionally the deadline by which companies with more...more

EEO-1 Pay Data Form Likely Dead, But Pay Equity Still A Hot Issue

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

In October 2016, we issued a client advisory reporting that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission had finalized its revisions to the EEO-1 form, requiring for the first time that employers and federal contractors with...more

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Announces EEO-1 Form Stay

by Bracewell LLP on

On August 29, 2017, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced that it is initiating a review and immediate stay of the effectiveness of the revised EEO-1 Form pay reporting requirements....more

FDA Takes First Steps to Cut Regulations, Solicits Public Feedback

Since our March 17th post about President Trump’s executive actions aiming to implement his deregulatory agenda, several important developments related to the so-called “2-for-1” Executive Order (E.O. 13,771) have occurred...more

Trump’s 2-For-1 Order: Still Arbitrary and Capricious After All These Months

In June, I posted about Foley’s brief in support of those challenging Executive Order 13771, the so-called “2 for 1” EO. By ignoring the benefits of existing and proposed regulations, the Order ignores the purposes behind...more

Revised EEO-1 Pay Reporting Requirements Suspended Until Further Review

On August 29, 2017, the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) suspended the implementation of the new EEO-1 form, pending a review of the effectiveness of those aspects of the EEO-1 form that were revised on September 29,...more

DOL Kicks The Fiduciary Rule Further Down The Road

by Ary Rosenbaum on

The Fiduciary Rule is like a bad soap opera where the action takes too long to happen and it’s just stretched out over time making small turns with some end game to happen later down the line....more

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