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2019 State of the Union Analysis
In his second State of the Union address, President Trump called for compromise and national unity--on his terms--as he addressed a joint session of Congress.
Partial Government Shutdown Continues
The partial government shutdown continues...the basis of which gravitates around issues related to border security and immigration policies.
OSHA Announces Increased Fines
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it will increase penalties in 2019 after publication in the Federal Register. The “Serious Other-Than-Serious Posting Requirements” penalty increases from $12,934 to $13,260.
Industry Weighs in on DOE Standards
Two U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) rulemakings will soon close public comment periods. These proposals would change the manner in which residential gas furnaces and commercial water heaters are regulated.
DOL Rescinds 2017 Apprentice Ratio Guidance
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently rescinded a 2017 guidance letter which detailed steps to achieve compliance in the establishment of apprentice to journeyworker supervisory ratios.