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OSHA Anticipates More Changes to the Electronic Recordkeeping Rule: What Does It Mean for Employers?

The Trump administration continues to look for ways to lessen the regulatory burden on employers. As a result, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) electronic recordkeeping regulation continues to be...more

New Year And New Legal Considerations: A Careful Review Of Corporate Document Retention Policies Should Be A Part Of Your New...

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

There are many competing business and legal considerations that can shape corporate record retention policies. Federal and state governments have enacted statutes, and agencies have issued myriad regulations that require...more

The EEO 1 Instruction Booklet A Little Known Resource for Filing Season

The 2017 EEO-1 report must be filed by March 31, 2018. An often overlooked resource for companies that are required to file EEO-1 reports is the EEO-1 Instruction Booklet. The EEO-1 Instruction Booklet contains valuable...more

If Pain, Yes Gain — Part XLI: Prince George’s County, MD Passes Paid Safe Leave Ordinance

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Earlier this month Prince George’s County, MD passed a paid safe leave ordinance that is scheduled to go into effect in May 2018. The ordinance mandates that covered employers provide eligible employees...more

Are You Ready for Washington’s Paid Sick and Safe Leave Law?

by Cozen O'Connor on

Starting on January 1, 2018, all Washington employers, regardless of size, are required to provide paid sick leave to their employees. The definition of “employee” is broad and covers most Washington-based employees....more

Update: December 31 Is Last Day To File Your 2016 Form 300A Data

by Morgan Lewis on

Employers subject to recordkeeping regulations should immediately begin preparing electronic submissions to comply with the December 15 deadline. On December 18, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration...more

End of the Year Whirlwind for Labor and OSHA Matters! Part I of III

by Fisher Phillips on

The long awaited nominee for Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA, Scott Mugno, finally received his Senate Labor Committee hearing on December 5, and passed through without controversy on a party line vote. Unfortunately,...more

OSHA Reporting Deadline Quickly Approaching on December 31 – Here’s What You Need to Know

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

With the end of the year rapidly approaching, employers should ensure compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new electronic reporting requirements for injury and illness data. The deadline...more

OSHA Accepting 2016 Electronically Submitted Injury, Illness Reports through December 31 AND Intends to Significantly Revise the...

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: OSHA’s has indicated in a news release that it “will continue accepting 2016 OSHA Form 300A data through the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) until midnight on December 31, 2017.”...more

Deadline Extension for Annual Injury and Illness Reports (OSHA Form 300A)

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

In the “better late than “never” category, OSHA announced today that it will still accept 300A annual summary injury data for calendar year 2016 through OSHA’s on-line Injury Tracking Application (ITA) until midnight on...more

OSHA Accepting Electronically Submitted 300A Forms Through December 31

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Last week we reminded employers covered by the recordkeeping requirements in Section 1904 that December 15th was the deadline to electronically submit 2016 300A forms for certain employers. In true holiday spirit, OSHA...more

OSHA Considers Limiting Electronic Submission To 300A Forms Only

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

It may be back to the drawing board for OSHA. OSHA had previously announced its intention to make changes to its 2016 Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses regulation, but the recent Unified Agenda of...more

OSHA’s E-Recordkeeping Deadline Extended Again – Stroke of Midnight December 31, 2017

by Conn Maciel Carey LLP on

The December 15, 2017 deadline for large employers and small employers in certain “high hazard industries” to submit injury and illness data to OSHA has just passed, but it is not too late to submit injury data without being...more

FMLA Requires Written Agreement With Exempt Employees for Intermittent Leave Calculation

Under the Family and Medical Leave Act, employees are entitled to take intermittent leave to deal with a serious health condition. The intermittent leave can be in increments as small as one hour. The employer must maintain...more

OSHA Electronic Recordkeeping Now in Effect

Beginning December 15, 2017, establishments with 250 or more employees, and establishments in certain high hazard industries with 20-249 employees, must begin electronically submitting to OSHA information from their 2016 OSHA...more

Tokyo Dispute Resolution and Crisis Management Newsletter - December 2017

by King & Spalding on

Suitability of Arbitration Rules for Construction Disputes - Arbitration continues to be the preferred method of dispute resolution for construction disputes. With many large infrastructure projects being financed,...more

OSHA Announces Two-Week Extension for Electronic Submission of Form 300A

by Morgan Lewis on

Employers subject to recordkeeping regulations should immediately begin preparing electronic submissions to comply with the December 15 deadline....more

New anti-money laundering regulations: action for pension scheme trustees - Updated December 2017

by Hogan Lovells on

Pension scheme trustees should be aware of requirements under new money laundering regulations to record information and, in some cases, to give the information to third parties and to register the information with...more

Texas Telemedicine Saga Finally Over? The Texas Medical Board Substantially Revises Telemedicine Regulations

The Texas Medical Board’s (the “Board”) adoption of new telehealth licensing regulations may finally put to bed long-running challenges to the state’s historically rigid position with respect to healthcare services delivered...more

If Pain, Yes Gain—Part XL: Arizona Publishes Final Sick Leave Rules

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: More than several months after the Arizona Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act went into effect, the state published its long-awaited paid sick time final rules. The final rules, among other things, explain...more

Covered Employers Must Electronically Submit Injury and Illness Data to OSHA by December 15, 2017

Last year, OSHA issued a new electronic reporting rule that requires employers with more than 250 employees in industries covered by the OSHA recordkeeping regulations, as well as employers with 20-249 employees in designated...more

Pennsylvania DEP Issues New Permits Aimed to Further Regulate Methane Emissions from the Natural Gas Industry

by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC on

On November 30, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection issued in final form a new and a revised general permit meant to address methane emissions from the natural gas industry. The permits which were...more

Tipping Point Of Confusion: Contradictions Abound In Tip Credit Rules

by Fisher Phillips on

Legal issues surrounding tip credits have been in the spotlight throughout much of 2017, from significant court decisions to announcements by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL). But rather than setting forth clear rules,...more

Paradise Papers: The Latest Offshore Leak

by Jones Day on

Hackers leaked approximately 13.4 million confidential client documents from Appleby, Estera, and Asiaciti Trust to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists....more

DOJ Issues New FCPA Policy Offering Incentives to Encourage Disclosure of Foreign Bribery and Corruption Misconduct

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On November 29, 2017, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) was issuing a new enforcement policy covering its enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The...more

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