DOL Proposes Revisions to its Model FMLA Forms, Comments are being Accepted

The U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division is proposing revisions to its model notice of rights, certification, and designation forms under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Employers may, but are not required to, utilize the model forms to satisfy their notice requirements under the law and to obtain necessary information…

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Federal Register: Data Enhancements and Reporting Requirements for Flats

A Proposed Rule by the Postal Regulatory Commission on 10/11/2017 AGENCY: Postal Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking. SUMMARY: The Commission is initiating a proceeding to explore enhancements to the Postal Service’s data systems and to facilitate the development of consistent reporting requirements. This document informs the public of the filing, invites public…

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DOL proposes delay to fiduciary rule about retirement advice

News Release – March 1, 2017 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a proposed extension of the applicability dates of the fiduciary rule and related exemptions, including the Best Interest Contract Exemption, from April 10 to June 9, 2017. The announcement follows a presidential memorandum issued on Feb. 3, 2017, which directed…

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OPM: New Leave Policy Gives Disabled Vets More Time to Address Medical Issues

Thursday, August 04, 2016 WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will be issuing final regulations on August 5th to implement the newly created disabled veteran leave category. Established under the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015 (Wounded Warriors Act), disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired…

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APWU: Subcontractors Seek Exemption that Threatens Safety on the Roads

Web News Article #: 171-2015 08/27/2015 – Imagine the danger posed by a sleep-deprived driver of an 18-wheel tractor-trailer – whether he’s on the highway or driving through your neighborhood. Despite the hazard, private subcontractors that haul mail for the U.S. Postal Service are seeking an exemption from federal safety rules that prohibit commercial drivers…

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Highway Contract Route mail haulers requesting exemption from 14-hour limit

By Matt Cole – August 20, 2015 The National State Route Mail Contractors Association, whose members transport mail under contract for the United States Postal Service, has requested an exemption from the 14-hour on-duty limit of FMCSA’s hours-of-service regulations. NSRMCA requests that mail-carrying drivers have the ability to — after being off duty for eight consecutive…

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Postal Service finalizes new standards for curbside mailboxes

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By Lydia Wheeler – August 13, 2015 The Postal Service is finalizing new design standards for curbside mailboxes.  Under the new rule, new locking and non-locking curbside mailboxes must be able to accommodate the insertion or removal of a new minimum-sized mail item 7 inches high by 13 inches wide by 16 inches deep. Locked…

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