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Government News for 2016

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    05.25.16: U.S. Labor Department Issues Final Rule on Overtime

    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.

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    01.31.16: AFS Supported Regulatory Reform Bill Approved by House

    In early January, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act (H.R. 712) by a vote of 244 – 173.

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    01.27.16: AFS Joins Legal Challenge to Ozone Regulation

    A group of business associations, including the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, recently filed a petition for review to challenge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rule that significantly lowered the primary ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) standard from 75 ppb to 70 ppb.

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    01.04.16: OSHA Activates Injury Reporting Form on Website

    On December 24, 2015, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced its long delayed online injury reporting form is now available to employers to satisfy the agency's recordkeeping rule (29 C.F.R. 1904.39) requiring employers to provide notification of fatalities within eight hours and hospitalizations, amputations or eye losses within 24 hours.

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