(January 13, 2020, 10:15 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Labor has finalized an eagerly anticipated rule revising its test for when two employers bear joint blame for shorting workers on pay, setting the stage for court battles about how the DOL's stance applies in wage-and-hour suits and, potentially, whether the rule can stand at all. The so-called joint employer rule, which is set to be published in the Federal Register on Thursday, asks courts to use a four-part test to decide whether two linked firms jointly employ a group of workers.
The Senate on Thursday voted 50-44 along party lines to confirm Paul Ray to be head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.Ray was a champion of the Trump administration's deregulatory agenda as the former deputy administrator and acting administrator of OIRA until President Trump tapped him to lead the office in
In this action, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is proposing to update its regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). CEQ has not comprehensively updated its regulations since their promulgation in 1978, more than four decades ago. This proposed rule would modernize and clarify the regulations to facilitate more efficient, effective, and timely NEPA reviews by Federal agencies in connection with proposals for agency action.
Please find below several articles and opinion pieces related to legislation and other initiatives that is of interest to IHMM certificants as we are a part of PCC. In particular, please note the positive editorial published earlier this week by the Richmond Times-Dispatch on the federal legislation we helped to draft that would allow individuals to use funds in 529 savings plans to cover the costs associated with obtaining or maintaining a credential. The editorial specifically mentions the PCC’s endorsement of the bill. We look forward to utilizing this positive coverage in support of
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and its consulting affiliate The Acta Group (Acta®) are pleased to offer you our Forecast 2020. In this detailed and comprehensive document, the legal, scientific, and regulatory professionals of B&C and Acta distill key trends in U.S.
This final rule sets forth a comprehensive revision and update of the Department's regulations on rulemaking procedures and consolidates all of the Department's existing administrative procedures in one location. This final rule also incorporates and reflects the Department's current policies and procedures relating to the issuance of rulemaking documents.
Through AB 5, the California legislature codified and expanded the reach of the so-called “ABC Test” for determining whether a worker should be classified as an independent contractor. This new law expands the reach of the California Supreme Court’s Dynamex decision which applied to coverage under the California Industrial Welfare Commission’s Wage Orders.
IHMM is deeply saddened to inform our communities of practice of the passing of our friend and colleague Al Arnofsky over the weekend.Al had been a CHMM since 1988 and served as a Fellow of the Institute since 1996. As a cherished friend and industry leader, Al will be deeply missed.IHMM sends our condolences to his family and many friends.The arrangements are as follows:Monday January 6th at 11 amLouis Suburban Chapel12-01 Broadway (Route 4 West)Fair Lawn, NJ Shiva will be held at the home of Adam and Rebecca Arnofsky:29 Pine TerraceDemarest 07627Monday evening to Wednesday evening.
Many Fortune 500 companies, especially in the fossil fuel or shipping/logistics industries, are now the target of public focus on climate change.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released on December 20, 2019, an updated version of the “Working Approach” document that builds upon EPA’s November 2017 “New Chemicals Decision-Making Framework: Working Approach to Making Determinations under Section 5 of TSCA.” EPA states that the updated document explains its approach for making one of the five affirmative determinations on new chemical notices under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).