Following a Congressional mandate, the Department of Labor (DOL) — along with all other federal regulatory agencies — has released its semi-annual regulatory agenda and report.

Prominent among anticipated regulations are three: a proposed regulation on slips, trips and falls in the workplace, Final Rule due this August; electronic reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses, Final Rule due this September; and a new rule on overtime exemptions, currently with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in the proposal stage.

If you own or operate a small to medium-sized business, managing all your employees plus meeting federal labor laws and regulations can be daunting, especially with new rules being issued all the time. To help you understand your rights and responsibilities in every facet of running a business, please order a copy of Personnel Concepts’ All-On-One HR Compliance Program for Small Businesses.