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Attend FREE WV Employment Law Seminar October 16, 2018

The Labor and Employment Practice Group is hosting a FREE seminar about trends and new development in WV Employment Law on Tuesday, October 16, 2018.  Topics to be covered include:
 
•    Employee benefits
•    Gender pay audits
•    2019 preview of the WV Legislative session
•    Wage and hour issues
•    Guns and drugs
 

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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION RELEASES 2017 “UPDATE” REGULATORY AGENDA, SIGNALING SIGNIFICANT REGULATORY CHANGES

On July 10, 2017, the Trump administration released the 2017 Update to the Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions (the “Agenda”). The Trump administration’s desire to reduce the regulatory load on both the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (“MSHA”) regulated businesses is clear, with the Agenda stating “[b]y…

THE MSHA WISH LIST FOR THE NEW SECRETARY OF LABOR

Happy New Year! The Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (“MSHA”) has been busy clearing out any lingering rulemaking or policy decisions before the end of the current Administration.

For the new MSHA Administration, here is our wish list of priorities:

  • Fill the vacancy on the Commission with a view towards establishing a check on the power and authority of MSHA.
  • Stop regulating through…

RELEASE OF THE FALL 2015 MSHA REGULATORY AGENDA

The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Executive Office of the President released the 2015 Fall Unified Regulatory Agenda (“Agenda”) for the Department of Labor (“DOL”). The Agenda announced the DOL’s proposed rulemaking activity for the 2016. The Agenda references rulemaking for many agency subparts, including the Mine Safety and Health Administration (“MSHA”). MSHA has several…

NLRB Re-Defines Joint Employer Standard - Altering Many Business Relationships

Recently, the National Labor Relations Board handed down a much anticipated ruling in Browning-Ferris Industries of California (BFI), a case that tested the decades?old and commonly accepted joint employer standard to determine whether two otherwise separate entities are considered one joint employer for collective bargaining purposes (and possibly other purposes).  The Board ruled that…

 

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