Court refuses to block OSHA’s new anti-retaliation rule that restricts post-accident drug testing and safety incentive programs

Effective date is tomorrow! By David Smith Atlanta Office A federal judge in Dallas, Texas, decided Monday that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration could begin enforcing the anti-retaliation provisions of its new “Reasonable Reporting Procedure” rule starting tomorrow (Thursday, December 1). A lawsuit challenging the rule, filed by a number of industry groups, will …read more

BLOCKED! Court Preliminarily Halts Overtime Rules With Last-Minute Ruling

Rules Will Not Take Effect On December 1; Future Thereafter Uncertain 11.22.16 In a dramatic last-minute development, a federal judge in Texas today blocked the U.S. Department of Labor’s (USDOL’s) overtime rule from taking effect on December 1, handing an eleventh-hour victory to employers across the country. Agreeing with arguments posed by concerned states and …read more