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On October 25, 2016, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) of the U.S. Treasury Department issued an advisory that provides financial institutions with guidance on their obligations under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) to report cyber-enabled crimes.
12/22/2016
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published amendments to the Risk Management Program Rule (RMP) on December 21, 2016, which will go into effect in 60 days. Those amendments will impose significant new burdens on employers that will translate into new obligations related to health and safety of employees.
12/21/2016
As many employers know, OSHA recently adopted new rules intended to eliminate discrimination and retaliation against employees who reported workplace injuries and illnesses. The impact of those new rules is to effectively ban across-the-board post-incident drug and alcohol testing policies.
12/6/2016
In a client alert published on October 6, 2016, OSHA's new anti-retaliation and anti-discrimination rules were discussed, particularly as they relate to drug and alcohol testing in the workplace. On October 19, 2016, OSHA issued another memorandum concerning these new rules and offered Regional Administrators guidance on how to interpret the new rules.
10/26/2016
A client alert concerning OSHA’s new anti-retaliation and anti-discrimination rules was published on October 6, 2016. That bulletin can be found by following this link. The deadline for compliance set forth in that client alert was November 1. That compliance deadline has been moved to December 1, 2016, as a result of a request from the US District Court, Northern District of Texas to OSHA to delay enforcement in a case pending before that Court challenging the new rule.
10/19/2016
On Tuesday, October 4, 2016, OSHA issued a request for comments concerning a number of rules that, if changed, will have wide-ranging impacts on employers in all sectors, but most especially on employers in the construction sector.
10/6/2016
The focus of the vast majority of articles and publications about the new recordkeeping rules relates to OSHA’s “new” prohibition against mandatory post-incident drug and alcohol testing. In short, these new anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation rules come into effect on November 1, 2016, and will effectively ban a number of common practices adopted by many employers.
10/6/2016
On September 13, 2016, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a new proposed regulation that would require banks, credit unions, insurance companies, and other financial services institutions regulated by the New York’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) to implement and maintain a cybersecurity program.
9/27/2016
Even businesses that have well-developed emergency policies will face many questions related to employee leave and safety during and after a natural disaster. The recent catastrophic flooding in Louisiana has resulted not only in damage to business properties, but also to the homes and neighborhoods of its employees.
8/19/2016
On August 18, 2016, Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon issued an Emergency Rule that will impact the adjustment of claims related to the recent catastrophic flooding in over 20 Louisiana parishes. This Rule will be in effect until September 10, 2016.
8/19/2016