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The Future of Federal Pay Equity Law, According to Democratic Presidential Candidates

USA - September 10 2019 State pay equity laws, in large part, has been a response to a perception that the federal government is not acting effectively or quickly enough to…

Trump Officially Nominates Scalia to Head DOL

USA - August 28 2019 On Tuesday, President Trump formally nominated Eugene Scalia to serve as Secretary of Labor. Gene Scalia is the son of late Supreme Court Justice…

Stricter Cal/OSHA Standard on Lead Exposure Expected in September 2020

USA - August 21 2019 On June 27, 2019, California Governor Newsom approved Senate Bill 83. This budget bill contained a provision setting a September 30, 2020 deadline…

California Legislature Considers Electronic Notification for Fatalities and Serious Injuries

USA - August 13 2019 Under current California law, an employer with an establishment in California must report a serious work-related injury, illness or death that occurs…

OSHA Takes Steps to Revise Silica Standard for Construction

USA - August 5 2019 On July 29th OSHA submitted a draft Request for Information (RFI) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regarding Table 1 in OSHA’s…

Trump to Nominate Gene Scalia as Secretary of Labor

USA - July 29 2019 On July 18th President Trump announced his intention to nominate Eugene Scalia to replace former Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta. Gene Scalia is…

House Democrats Propose Bill Requiring Workplace Heat Standard

USA - July 15 2019 On July 10, 2019, U.S. House of Representatives Democrats released a bill that, if passed, would require OSHA to develop a federal standard on…

California Pay Data Reporting Advances: EEOC May Not Be Alone for Long

USA - July 2 2019 The recent focus on the EEOC’s new Component 2 to its EEO-1 Report has been undeniable. It requires employers report on the race, ethnicity, sex, job…

Cal/OSHA Relaxes Proposed Wildfire Smoke Emergency Regulation

USA - May 31 2019 After receiving over 40 public comments and holding a public meeting on its proposed wildfire smoke emergency regulation, California’s Department of…

Drug Testing & Safety Incentive Rulemaking on Long Term Regulatory Agenda for OSHA

USA - May 23 2019 It’s that time of year again…when federal agencies, including OSHA, tell us what is on the horizon for rulemaking activity. This week the spring…