National Academy of Sciences Release Report on Compliance, Safety and Accountability Program
The National Academy of Sciences recently released its long-awaited report on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Compliance, Safety and Accountability (CSA) Program. The study, which was required under the FAST Act, recognized several concerns with the program and offered many recommended improvements to address those concerns.
Amendment Added to Appropriations Bill to Address PAC Concerns
Several business industry trade associations, including NSTA, came together last year to form the Prior Approval Reform Coalition (PARC) to seek legislation to undo the prior approval requirement to obtain permission from member companies before soliciting eligible company employees for Political Action Committee (PAC) contributions.
OSHA Delays Compliance Date for Electronic Reporting Requirements
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) recently announced a delay of the compliance date for its Final Rule on improving tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses. The Final Rule, which was issued on May 12, 2016, set an initial compliance date of July 1, 2017 for the electronic reporting requirements.
Department of Labor Looking into Salary Levels for Overtime Provisions
The Department of Labor recently sent a Request for Information to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs for review prior to publishing in the Federal Register. This type of notice is used to solicit information from the public.