Overtime Rule Update

On Tuesday, January 2, 2017, a federal court in Texas denied a request from the Obama administration to delay further proceedings in a case challenging the U.S. Labor Department’s overtime rule. Late last year Judge Amos Mazzant granted a preliminary injunction and, … Continued

OSHA Announces New Maximum Penalty Amounts

In November 2015, Congress enacted legislation requiring federal agencies to adjust their civil penalties to account for inflation. On July 1, 2016, OSHA announced the new maximum civil penalties which will take effect August 1, 2016.   According to OSHA, the new maximum … Continued