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OSHA’s New Anti-Retaliation Rule

Christine V. Walters, JD, MAS, SHRM-SCP, SPHR an HR and employment law consultant with FiveL Company shared the following information (which does not constitute the rendering of legal advice or opinion):

  • OSHA’s New Anti-Retaliation Rule – This rule is now scheduled to take effect December 1, 2016.  You can find more information from OSHA’s Fact Sheet and Q&A publications. Review your Employee Handbook and/or related policies to ensure they comply with the new anti-retaliation provisions.
  • If you are a covered government contractor you may have questions about the new sick leave mandate that goes into effect January 1, 2017.  This Executive Order (EO) covers many but not all gov’t contractors.  You can get more information about whether and when your contracts might be covered and then what requirements you must meet here.
  • Also for covered government contractors, some of you may be seeking options for offsetting the increase in labor costs as a result of the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule that will diminish the return for which you budgeted on a price-fixed or other federal contract. If your contract is covered under the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) you may have an option to request a contract modification in light of the new rule.  Click here and see Section 43.104. Please consult with your contracting officer or other personnel who advise you in your contracting matters for more detailed guidance.

Christine V. Walters, JD, MAS, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Independent Consultant & Author

FiveL Company, “Helping Leaders Limit their Liability by Learning the Law

P.O. Box 1325

Westminster, MD 21158

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