What's on Deck? - Labor Department Regulatory Agenda Updates
In this semiannual series on the U.S. Department of Labor's Regulatory Agenda, K&L Gates partners Craig Leen and Kathleen Parker discuss recent updates to the regulatory agenda and what employers should expect in terms of new labor and employment regulations in the coming year.
The program begins with an overview of noteworthy items on the agenda along with notice and comment opportunities and when regulations are expected to become final. Craig and Kathleen then focus on specific rulemakings that are part of the regulatory agenda, including proposed rules from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Wage & Hour Division (WHD), the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), along with related statutes and executive orders. All of these rules will be discussed in the context of the recent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court in West Virginia v. EPA and previously National Federation of Independent Business v. OSHA relating to the major questions doctrine and the scope of administrative agency authority and discretion.
This program has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management for review.