The Department of Labor (DOL) has released its agenda for the coming year, and it has a few surprises to spring on American business.
First (for discussion’s sake), the DOL wants each paycheck to come with a stub or explanation of hours worked, overtime paid and everything else that went into the computation of the amount.
Next, it’s eyeing the resurrection of the ergonomics standard that was rejected early in this decade, and with David Michaels now firmly in charge of OSHA, that standard should be forthcoming.
The 2010 agenda includes a new standard for combustible dust as well.
Finally, the retired Beck Poster will be replaced by one with Barack Obama’s interpretation of workers’ rights on it (you know, join a union now).