DOL Releases Fall 2015 Regulatory Agenda

On Nov. 20, the Department of Labor (DOL) released its Fall 2015 Regulatory Agenda, giving anticipated implementation dates for some rules that have been in their final stages for quite some time.

For instance, its Slips, Trips and Falls Final Rule is listed as being implemented in April 2016, and its controversial rule to raise the salary limit on the overtime-exempt status to $50,440 a year is slated for July 2016.

Its other controversial rule, this one on redefining fiduciary responsibilities for those who market retirement plans, says simply that “analyze comments” will take in December 2016.

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