The Obama-era OSHA rule requiring employers to submit injury and illness date electronically to the agency that was originally set to go into effect on July 1, 2017, has been delayed to December 1, 2017, according to a proposed delay submitted by OSHA.  OSHA states that the agency plans to issue a separate proposal to review or remove various provisi...
Last year a salary overtime rule was to take effect raising minimum salary levels required for certain managerial overtime exemptions from about $24,000.00 to about $47,000.00.  Last November, a federal district court in Texas enjoined the rule’s implementation and the issue was appealed to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Labor Department l...
There has been a recent increasing interest on the impact of welfare programs in the U.S. on employment levels as well as the budget.  Labor force participation in the U.S. has dropped from 67.3% in 2000 to 62.4% in 2015.   Many sources suggest the declining employment levels are based on an aging population, while others suggest other cons...
Some changes in ObamaCare (ACA) seem inevitable, but Republicans have not been able to gather sufficient votes to make major changes.  Under the Senate’s current filibuster rules, Republicans need 60 votes to repeal ObamaCare, but budget reconciliation rules allow a Senate majority (51) to make changes in the ACA related to revenue.  Not one Dem...

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