OSHA Form 300A Must Be Posted by Feb. 1

Unless your business is on the exempted industry list or you have fewer than 10 employees, by Feb. 1 you must display your completed OSHA Form 300A Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, even if you’ve had no injuries or illnesses in the previous year. The Form 300A must remain on display until April 30.

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White House Withdraws Hold on Environmental Protection Agency Grants

Shortly after inauguration on Jan. 20, President Trump and his staff ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cease awarding grants and contracts while they reviewed what was happening. Late Friday, the review was completed and all grants and contracts, totaling at least $4 billion a year, were back on track, with nothing being withheld, […]

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Trump Vows to Continue Protecting LGBTQ Workers’ Rights

President Trump announced today that he will continue to enforce an executive order issued by  his predecessor, Barack Obama, that protects the workplace rights of those in the LGBTQ community at businesses operating under federal contracts. “The President is proud to have been the first-ever GOP (Republican) nominee to mention the LGBTQ community in his […]

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Trump Orders Two Regulations Eliminated for Each New One Issued

Moving to fulfill his goal of reducing federal regulations by 75 percent, President Trump today signed an executive order mandating that two existing regulations be eliminated for each new one that’s promulgated. “We don’t need 97 different rules to take care of one element,” Trump told a group of small-business owners meeting with him on […]

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President Names Miscimarra Acting Chairman of NLRB

President Donald J. Trump has named board member Philip A. Miscimarra Acting Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). “It is an honor to be named NLRB Acting Chairman by the president,” Miscimarra said. “I remain committed to the task that Congress has assigned to the board, which is to foster stability and to […]

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Trump Orders Obamacare Advertising to Stop

In the few days remaining before Affordable Care Act (ACA, aka Obamacare) enrollment ends on Jan. 31, President Trump has ordered the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to pull all advertising for the health care program. HHS spokespersons refused to confirm the White House order, but those speaking anonymously said the directive included […]

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DOJ Asks for Delay in Overtime Rule Appeal to Reconsider Whether to Proceed

The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Jan. 25 asked the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals for a 30-day delay in submitting its brief in the ongoing appeal of a federal judge’s injunction that stopped a new overtime rule from taking effect on Dec. 1, 2016. The delay is meant to give the Trump administration […]

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Lipnic Named Acting Chair of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that President Trump named Commissioner Victoria A. Lipnic Acting Chair of EEOC. Lipnic has served as an EEOC Commissioner since 2010, having been nominated to serve by President Barack Obama, and confirmed by the Senate, initially for a term ending on July 1, 2015. President Obama nominated her […]

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Trump Issues Gag Order on Federal Agencies — Or Not?

Various media reports maintain that both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Agriculture have received memos from the White House forbidding them to send out press releases, make new blog posts or engage in social media. Furthermore, the EPA has been told to cease issuing grants and contracts. It’s unclear if any other government […]

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Trump Orders Federal Hiring Freeze and Withdraws from TPP

On the first day of his first workweek in office, President Trump ordered a federal hiring freeze at all entities except the military. He also signed an order withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a controversial trade agreement between the U.S. and several Asian nations that both Bernie Sanders and (reluctantly) Hillary Clinton opposed in their […]

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