Employers Must Provide Training for OSHA's Revised Hazard Communication Standard by December 1, 2013

By December 1, 2013, OSHA is requiring employers to provide initial training to its employees on OSHA’s new Hazard Communication Standard.  OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) by adopting the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.  The final rule for the new HCS was published in the Federal Register on […]

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Senate to Vote on Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has announced that the U.S. Senate will vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (“ENDA”) before the Thanksgiving recess, and perhaps as early as Monday, November 4th. The Employment Discrimination Act (S. 815) would prohibit employers from discriminating against individuals based on the individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity, just […]

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DOL Extends Overtime Coverage for Direct Care Workers

The U.S. Department of Labor has extended minimum wage and overtime coverage for certain domestic service employees who provide home health care services for the elderly, infirmed, and disabled.  The Labor Department’s new rule will go in effect on January 1, 2015. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) covers individuals employed in domestic services in […]

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