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NCA Alert: DOL Releases Final “Walkaround” OSHA Inspection Rule

The Department of Labor (DOL) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a final rule amending its “Representatives of Employers and Employees” regulation to clarify that employees can authorize a third-party employee representative to accompany an OSHA Compliance Safety and Health Officer (CSHO) during

NCA Alert: DOL Releases Final Independent Contractor Rule

The Department of Labor (DOL) yesterday released a final rule amending the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to clarify when workers should be classified as independent contractors or employees, who can receive full minimum wage and overtime, and other protections under the FLSA. The rule implements the

NCA Alert: Hospitality & Leisure Leads Job Growth

Hospitality & Leisure Leads Job Growth This morning, the Department of Labor released the September jobs report and notably, the hospitality and leisure sector led with 96,000 jobs created. The overall number of jobs created last month was 336,000. The wider service sector, which includes

NCA Alert: DOL Releases Proposed Overtime Rule Changes

This morning, the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would amend the Fair Labor Standard Act by extending overtime protections to salaried workers earning less than $1,059 per week, about $55,000 per year. The current income threshold

NCA Alert: OSHA Physical Workplace (Walkaround) Inspections; WOTUS

This morning, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would revise existing regulations regarding who can be authorized by employees to act as a representative accompanying an OSHA compliance officer during a physical workplace inspection (also referred to as a “walkaround

NCA Alert: EPA Releases Herbicide Strategy Draft

On Monday, the EPA announced that it has released a draft Herbicide Strategy for public comment. The draft strategy seeks to expedite how the EPA addresses herbicide runoff that may affect endangered species—with a particular focus on spray drift and runoff. Public comments are open for 60

SCOTUS Dials Back EPA on WOTUS

This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in Sackett v. EPA. The decision was unanimous in determining the Sackett’s land should not have been covered under WOTUS, although the justices disagreed on exactly why. A 5-justice majority stated that, “Under these two background

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