OMB Approves DOL Request to Publish 18-Month Delay of Fiduciary Rule

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) this week approved a request by the Department of Labor (DOL) to publish a rule delaying implementation of the enforcement phase of its fiduciary rule for 18 months, from Jan. 1, 2017, to July 1, 2018. Once the DOL publishes the rule, a public commentary period will commence, […]

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OMB Mulling Reversion of EEO-1 Pay Data Rule

A petition by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to review and possibly reverse the EEO-1 pay data mandate by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which takes effect on March 31, 2018, is under consideration by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), with no certain outlook. Meanwhile, acting EEOC chair Victoria Lipnic seems mostly¬†against […]

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OMB Concludes Review of Fiduciary Rule Delay Proposal

Following an executive action by President Trump, the Department of Labor (DOL) submitted a proposal to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to delay implementation of its fiduciary rule by 180 days. OMB has now concluded its review, and the proposal could be opened to a public commentary period shortly. Originally set to take […]

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Slips, Trips, Falls Rule Withdrawn

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has withdrawn its Walking Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems rule, commonly referred to as “slips, trips and falls,” from review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). It’s not clear what the reason for the withdrawal is, but OSHA appears committed to finalizing the rule, […]

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FMLA Forms Expire, Get 30-Day Reprieve

Due to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, government forms must be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval and then resubmitted every three years. The Department of Labor (DOL) forms for the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) all expired this past Saturday, Feb. 28, after their three-year approval period, […]

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