AFS strives to be an advocate for the industry in government and regulatory issues, whether it's through in-plant consultations for OSHA compliance or meeting with elected officials on important legislative topics.
The experts on staff at AFS stay abreast of environmental topics, such as air, water, climate change, and waste and recycling regulations and legistion and advocate for policies that are beneficial to metalcasting businesses and their employees. We offer corporate members Government Affairs and EHS Solutions programs to stay on top of the legislative and regulatory climate.
Under a final rule published by the U.S. Department of Labor on May 23, the minimum salary threshold for employees to be considered overtime "exempt" under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will double beginning December 1, 2016.
On April 19, the House Committee on Education Workforce Protections Subcommittee held a hearing on the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) recently finalized crystalline silica rule and the impact it will have on the nation’s workplaces.