OSHA postpones rule on electronic injury reporting

OSHA won’t start posting employers’ injury reports on the web on July 1, as originally planned when a controversial rule was finalized last year.

White House: Move OFCCP to EEOC?

Speculation swirled last week that the White House’s 2018 budget would propose moving the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs to the EEOC.

Among Obama rules, execs want 'quickie elections' dead

A survey by the Littler law firm asked 1,200 U.S. executives which Obama-era law or regulation would they most like to see repealed or revised.

NLRB soon to tilt Republican

The FBI is running background checks on two potential Trump administration nominees to fill two vacant seats on the National Labor Relations Board.

State, local compliance vexes employers most

While policy changes in Washington will eventually affect workplace practices, employers’ most difficult current challenges are being driven by state and local regulations, according to a new Littler Mendelson survey of HR professionals, in-house attorneys and senior executives.

Employees' union urges Acosta to reduce DOL contracting

Local 12 of the American Federation of Government Employees, the union representing 3,000 Department of Labor employees, wants new Labor Secretary Alex Acosta to reduce the DOL’s reliance on contractors.

Likely DOJ civil rights head is veteran employer-side attorney

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recommended that the White House appoint Eric S. Dreiband to run the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division.

Trump order overturns federal contractor 'blacklisting rule'

President Trump has overturned yet another Obama-era executive order when he scrapped the federal contractor “blacklisting rule.”

Bill would override local Texas LGBT legal protections

A bill before the Texas state legislature would give the state the power to nullify municipal ordinances protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual employees.

Miscimarra named NLRB chair

A member of the NLRB since 2013, Philip A. Miscimarra has been serving as acting chair since Jan. 23.

Government funding bill slashes Labor Department training funds

The bipartisan budget bill brokered May 1, which will keep the federal government open through the end of September 2017, lowered funding for the Department of Labor by $83 million compared to its 2016 budget.

Acosta sworn in as Secretary of Labor

Alexander Acosta became the nation’s 27th secretary of labor April 28.

Business leaders suggest DOL regs to kill

Last week we reported briefly on Trump administration efforts to reach out to industry leaders and employers seeking suggestions on which government regulations should be cut. The results are now in.

Can we require seven straight days of work in California?

Q. Tax season is very busy at our accounting firm. Can I schedule employees to work every day of the week during the spring?

Supreme Court rules on acting capacity of government officials

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that individuals awaiting confirmation to fill vacant federal positions cannot begin assuming those duties while their confirmation is pending.
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