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Regulations

OSHA Agenda Lists Actions on I2P2, Confined Spaces and Silica

In its regulatory agenda released Dec. 21, 2012, OSHA listed action items on Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (I2P2), confined spaces in construction and crystalline silica exposure limits for 2013.
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NAVFAC and USACE Issue PLA Surveys in Four States

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) are requesting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on large-scale federal projects in Washington, Maryland, Kentucky and Minnesota.
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ABC & Coalition Comment on HHS Proposal on Employer Coverage Requirements

ABC, as part of the Small Business Coalition for Affordable Healthcare, submitted comments Dec. 21, 2012, on a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposal regarding essential health benefits (EHB) and determining actuarial value. 
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DOL Agenda Lists Imminent Actions on Persuader, OFCCP Affirmative Action Rules

The Department of Labor on Dec. 21, 2012, released an updated agenda outlining the regulatory activities of its sub-agencies for the next year. The agenda includes items on reporting requirements for labor consultants, employers and associations, and affirmative action in federal construction, among other issues. 
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Treasury and IRS Issue Proposal on Employer Requirements in Health Care Law

The Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service Dec. 28, 2012, issued a notice of proposed rulemaking addressing the employer requirements contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), which is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1, 2014.
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First Refusal Rule on Service Contracts Act Effective Jan. 18

The Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division Dec. 21, 2012 announced the rule implementing Executive Order 13495, or Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts, will become effective Jan. 18. 
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OSHA to Hold Stakeholder Meetings on Vehicle Backovers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has scheduled five informal stakeholder meetings to solicit comments on preventing injuries and fatalities from vehicle backovers. 
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Roundup of Health Care Provisions Effective in 2013

Several new provisions from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) are scheduled to become effective beginning next year. To help members understand their responsibilities under the health care law, ABC is providing a round-up of those regulations.
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USACE Issues PLA Surveys in North Carolina and Florida

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued three surveys about the potential use of government-mandated PLAs on projects in North Carolina and Florida. 
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Appeals Courts Hears Oral Arguments on NLRB Recess Appointments

A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., heard arguments Dec. 5 in one of 14 lawsuits on whether President Obama violated the Constitution in January when he made recess appointments to fill three NLRB vacancies while the Senate was in session.
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