Legal Corner – March 2017

Legal Corner – March 2017

Welcome to the Trüpp Legal Corner designed to keep business leaders informed of critical employment legislation and case law.

Employment Law Updates | Trupp HR

Last-minute OSHA rule blocked

On March 1, the House of Representatives voted to block an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule that would have extended the citation period for record keeping violations. 

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Affordable Care Act “will remain the law of the land”

The American Health Care Act was pulled from further consideration due to lack of sufficient votes to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Now that the Affordable Care Act will stay in place, attention is turning to providing regulatory relief under the existing law.

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State and local legal developments for HR to keep in mind

Recent trends indicate that most action on the employment law landscape will continue to develop on state and local levels rather than nationally. Some key areas to keep tabs on include minimum wage, exempt salary threshold, and predictive scheduling.

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Update on FLSA Overtime Rule

It is likely that new regulations may not be issued on this rule until next year, leaving employers in legal limbo. At this point in time, Trump’s DOL pick says that the overtime rule should reflect inflation, but not as much as originally planned by the Obama administration.

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