What You Need to Know About the Shutdown(1)

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The partial federal government shut down officially began on at 12:00 p.m. midnight on December 22. More than 800,000 workers have been furloughed nationwide. While some operations like national security are deemed necessities, nine of fifteen regulatory agencies are closed until further notice.

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DOL Plans on Tip Pools, Overtime, and OSHA Recordkeeping

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The Department of Labor (DOL) issued its fall regulatory agenda and there are several items of interest to the club industry

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OSHA Proposes to Ease Electronic Reporting Requirements

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Beginning last December, clubs with 250 or more employees were required to electronically report injury and illness information to OSHA. On July 30, OSHA announced a proposed rule to rescind part of the reporting requirement.

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Have You Read These Popular OSHA Resources?

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Labor Poster

The Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) recently published their five most popular publications. Add these to your reading list and share with your management team:

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OSHA Extends Deadline for Electronic Reporting Requirements to December 15

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For clubs with 250 or more employees, the first reporting deadline for the updated OSHA reporting requirements has been extended to December 15, 2017. Earlier this year, OSHA extended the original deadline of July 1 to December 1. Read more... (login required)

 

OSHA’s Top Ten Most Cited Violations for 2017

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Preliminary data on the 2017 most cited violations by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was recently previewed at the 2017 National Safety Council’s Congress & Expo and published by Safety + Health magazine. Read More... (Login Required)


OSHA Announces Delay for July 1 Reporting Deadline

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For clubs with 250 or more employees, the first reporting deadline for the updated OSHA reporting requirements was slated to be July 1, 2017. Under the final rule published in May 2016, businesses with 250 or more employees will now be required to electronically report injury and illness information to OSHA. This is the type of information that is currently maintained on OSHA Forms 300, 300A and 301. 

On May 17, OSHA posted the following information to its website “OSHA is not accepting electronic submissions of injury and illness logs at this time, and intends to propose extending the July 1, 2017 date by which certain employers are required to submit the information from their completed 2016 Form 300A electronically.” 

In related litigation, the rule is currently being challenged in two federal district court cases. Neither case is expected to be decided before the original July 1 deadline. 

Until there is a further announcement as to the new compliance date, clubs should continue to maintain their records and be prepared to comply with the new rule. 

Stay tuned for the latest information!