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OSHA Begins Silica Standard Enforcement

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) began enforcement of its crystalline silica standard as it applies to the construction industry on Saturday, September 23, 2017...

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Senate Committee Holds Hearing on NLRB General Counsel Nominee

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee recently held a hearing to review the Trump administration’s replacement for general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board...

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IEC Responds to DOL’s Request for Information on Overtime

IEC submitted comments to the Department of Labor (DOL) in late September in response to its request for information regarding a possible new overtime rule...

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Joint Employer Legislation Passes Out of Committee

Last week, the Committee on Education and the Workforce approved the Save Local Business Act (H.R. 3441) by a vote of 23 to 17...

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Permanent Injunction Issued on Overtime Rule

Last week, a federal judge Texas struck down the Obama-era overtime rule...

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IEC Tells DOL to Rescind the Persuader Rule

IEC submitted comments in response to the U.S. Department of Labor’s notice of proposed rulemaking to rescind the Obama administration’s persuader rule...

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IEC Testifies Before Congress on Labor Shortage

On September 7, IEC National President Bruce Seilhammer testified before the House Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access at a hearing titled, “Examining the Small Business Labor Market...”

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DOL Publishes Request for Information on Overtime Rule

In late July, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) submitted a Request for Information (RFI) from employers on how it should handle overtime for non-exempt employees...

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Act Now! Comments Urging DOL to Rescind Persuader Rule Due Today

Today is the deadline to submit comments to urge the Department of Labor (DOL) to completely rescind the Persuader Rule...

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OSHA Proposes Delay of Electronic Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed delaying the compliance date of the electronic recordkeeping and reporting portion of the Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses rule from July 1, 2017 to December 1, 2017...

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