The Trump administration released its first regulatory agenda on July 20. The agenda lists the priorities of the Trump administration and the rulemakings they expect to release in 2017. Many of the items listed roll back rules released under the Obama administration.
Department of Labor
The Department of Labor removed many of the rules that were previously listed by the Obama Administration and they have taken the first step to removing others. The Department recently issued a Request For Information (RFI) on the overtime rule
. This is likely the first step in issuing a revised proposed overtime exemption rule. The public has the opportunity to submit comments on the RFI until Sept. 25, 2017.
Additionally, the agency has issued a proposal to rescind the persuader rule
, officially named the “Interpretation of the ‘Advice’ Exemption in Section 203(c) of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act.” Comments on rescinding the persuader rule, which ABC and its members have opposed since it was first proposed in 2011, are due Aug. 11.
On the agenda for October is a proposal
to reconsider, revise, or remove provisions of the Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses final rule. Other OSHA rules on the agenda include:
Finally, the department has listed a proposed rule
entitled “Apprenticeship Programs, Labor Standards for Registration, Amendment of Regulations” for May 2018. This proposed rule is a result of Executive Order 13801, Expanding Apprenticeships in America
. This executive order expands apprenticeship past the government-defined definition to create a system for industry-recognized apprenticeship programs. The proposed rule would be the first step in creating regulations for this executive order.
Environmental Protection Agency:
Department of Transportation:
FAA: Unmanned Aircraft Systems Expanded Operations
– Proposed Rule, December 2017