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Recent Developments From The Occupational Safety And Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the government agency tasked with setting and enforcing workplace safety standards.
United States
12 Jul 2016
Agencies Issue Final Rules Governing Contractor Minimum Wage, Whistleblower Protections
On December 4, 2015, three federal agencies published a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation to implement Executive Order 13658, Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors.
United States
9 Dec 2015
New Bills Address Micro Units, Whistleblowing, Comp Time
Labor and employment-related bills are once again becoming popular at the federal level.
United States
24 Mar 2015
Budget Proposal Seeks Funds For Paid Leave Programs, Whistleblower Protection, Wage & Hour Enforcement
As promised during last month's State of the Union Address, President Obama's budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2016 allocates funding to a number of initiatives designed to promote "middle class economics."
United States
4 Feb 2015
Whistleblower Claims And Awards On The Rise, According To SEC Report
In its Annual Report to Congress on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program, the Securities and Exchange Commission reports that both the number of whistleblower claims and the magnitude of the financial awards stemming from those claims "were record-breaking" in FY 2014.
United States
21 Nov 2014
U.S. Attorney General Holder Calls For Increased Bounty Awards For Financial Whistleblowers
In an ongoing effort by the federal government to encourage Wall Street whistleblowers, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has called for greater whistleblowing awards.
United States
19 Sep 2014
Agencies Finalize Rule Governing Allowability Of Contractor Whistleblower Costs
Federal agencies adopted an interim rule establishing when a federal defense contractor or subcontractor can recover legal costs incurred in a whistleblower action.
United States
28 Jul 2014
OSHA And NLRB Join Forces To Keep Whistleblower Claims Alive
OSHA Assistant Secretary David Michaels lamented the relatively short 30-day statute of limitations for filing a whistleblower claim under section 11(c).
United States
22 May 2014
Littler Shareholder Greg Keating Testifies At Senate Subcommittee Hearing On Whistleblowing
Gregory Keating urged lawmakers to "consider alternatives to increased penalties in the whistleblowing context."
United States
30 Apr 2014
OSHA Issues Interim Final Rule Implementing Consumer Financial Protection Act Whistleblower Provisions
OSHA has issued an interim final rule and request for comments on the handling of retaliation complaints under the employee protection provision of the CFPA.
United States
3 Apr 2014
Labor Secretary Discusses Persuader Rule, Overtime Regulations, OSHA Actions During House Budget Hearing
Labor Secretary Thomas Perez fielded questions about current Department of Labor rulemaking, past sub-regulatory actions, and future agency plans during a hearing before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce to discuss the DOLís FY 2015 budget proposal.
United States
27 Mar 2014
SEC Releases Annual Whistleblower Report
According to the Securities and Exchange Commission's 2013 Annual Report to Congress on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program, the agency awarded four whistleblowers a total of $14,831,965.64 during the fiscal year.
United States
20 Nov 2013
Federal Agencies Issue Interim Rules Related To NDAA Whistleblower Provisions
The Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration have issued a series of interim rules amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation to implement portions of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 that boosts whistleblower protections for certain federal contractors and subcontractors.
United States
1 Oct 2013
Supreme Court To Decide Which Employees Are Covered By Whistleblower Law
The U.S. Supreme Court has recently agreed to consider the scope of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 whistleblower protections.
United States
3 Jun 2013
Whistleblower Bill For Offshore Oil And Gas Workers Reintroduced
A discussion on the reintroduction of a bill that would provide whistleblower protections for employees in the offshore oil and gas industries.
United States
26 Apr 2013
House Appropriations Hearing Examines DOL Budget : Washington D.C. Employment Law Update
During an Appropriations Subcommittee hearing held to analyze the Department of Laborís budget request for fiscal year 2014, Acting Secretary of Labor Seth Harris discussed several agency initiatives and programs that would benefit from the $12.1 billion in discretionary funding.
United States
22 Apr 2013
Obama's Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Includes Funding Boost For Employment Agencies
A discussion on President Obamaís much-anticipated Fiscal Year 2014 budget proposal which would fund several federal agency employment initiatives and enforcement efforts.
United States
18 Apr 2013
PAWA Reintroduced In The Senate
Sen. Patty Murray has reintroduced a bill that would amend the Occupational Safety and Health Act by expanding its coverage, increasing whistleblower protections, significantly enhancing employer civil and criminal penalties for violations, and providing rights to victims and their family members during the investigation process.
United States
8 Apr 2013
OSHA Releases Interim Final Rule And Request For Comments On Affordable Care Act Whistleblower Protection Provisions
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued an interim final rule and request for comments implementing the whistleblower provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
United States
28 Feb 2013
OSHA Issues Interim Final Rule On SPA Whistleblower Protections
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued an interim final rule and request for comments on regulations implementing the whistleblower protection provisions set forth in the Seamanís Protection Act as amended by Section 611 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010.
United States
12 Feb 2013
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