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Beltway Buzz - September, 2017

2016 Overtime Rules Invalidated. U.S. District Court invalidates 2016 changes to overtime rules. Steven F. Pockrass has the details here....more

OSHA Indefinitely Postpones Electronic Submission of Injury and Illness Records

by Bryan Cave on

With a July 1, 2017 deadline looming, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) just announced on its website an indefinite extension for the electronic submission of injury and illness logs. This extension...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

OSHA “Removes” Late Term Rule Which Allowed OSHA to Cite Injury Recordkeeping Violations Going Back Five-Years

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: OSHA has rescinded its midnight rule, adopted by the outgoing Administration in December 2016 which attempted to end run the federal court’s decision in Volks that limits the statute of limitations on...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Volks Rule officially withdrawn by OSHA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OSHA has now officially withdrawn the so called “Volks Rule” that had attempted to set a 5 year limitations period for OSHA Recordkeeping violations....more

March 2017: The 15 Biggest Labor And Employment Law Stories

by Fisher Phillips on

It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While it always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, the last few months have seen an unprecedented number of changes. March 2017 was another month...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

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

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

Senate Takes Next Step in Eliminating OSHA Recordkeeping Rule

by BakerHostetler on

On March 22, 2017, the Senate voted to kill an OSHA regulation that would enable employers to be cited for recordkeeping violations that occurred as long as five years ago. OSHA had created the rule to try to get around court...more

OSHA’s Volks Rule Overturned by Congressional Review Act

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Yesterday, the Senate voted 50-48 to adopt H.J. Res 83, nullifying OSHA’s rule “Clarification of Employer’s Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain Accurate Records of Each Recordable Injury and Illness,” informally...more

Signs that OSHA Priorities are Shifting Under the Trump Administration?

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

There are new developments related to OSHA’s Electronic Recordkeeping Rule and the Volks Rule. As a reminder, the Electronic Recordkeeping Rule requires certain employers to electronically file their OSHA recordkeeping data...more

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