The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released the Administration’s fall 2019 unified agenda of federal regulatory and deregulatory actions on November 20th. The biannual list provides updates on the status of regulatory rulemakings across the various federal agencies.
The most recent update signaled action on several workplace-related rulemakings. The U.S. DOL’s Wage and Hour Division and the National Labor Relations Board are expected to release two final rules related to joint employer liability in December, with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) anticipated to also release a proposal on joint employer before the end of the year. Additionally, the Wage and Hour Division is scheduled to release a final rule for updates to FLSA regular-rate requirements for overtime calculations this month. Changes may be coming to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations with an expected request for information (RFI) on potential improvements also slated for publication this month.
Stakeholders from the business community hope that the Administration can maintain pace with its anticipated regulatory actions, many of which will help bring certainty to employers and their employees.