Department of Labor August 14, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Proposed Amendment to PTE 2012-10, Involving Renaissance Technologies, LLC (Renaissance or the Applicant) Located in New York, New York
Document Number: 2014-19212
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-14
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains a notice of pendency before the Department of Labor (the Department) of a proposed amendment to an individual exemption from certain prohibited transaction restrictions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (ERISA or the Act), and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the Code). The proposed amendment, if granted, would amend Prohibited Transaction Exemption (PTE) 2012-10 in order to allow for the investment by employees of Renaissance participating in the Renaissance Technologies, LLC 401(k) Plan, through such employees' 401(k) plan accounts, in certain proprietary funds managed by Renaissance.
Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses
Document Number: 2014-19083
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-14
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
On November 08, 2013, OSHA published a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend the agency's regulation on the annual OSHA injury and illness reporting requirements to add three new electronic reporting obligations. At a public meeting on the proposal, many stakeholders expressed concern that the proposal could motivate employers to under-record their employees' injuries and illnesses. They expressed concern that the proposal could promote an increase in workplace policies and procedures that deter or discourage employees from reporting work related injuries and illnesses. These include adopting unreasonable requirements for reporting injuries and illnesses and retaliating against employees who report injuries and illnesses. In order to protect the integrity of the injury and illness data, OSHA is considering adding provisions that will make it a violation for an employer to discourage employee reporting in these ways. To facilitate further evaluation of this issue, OSHA is extending the comment period for 60 days for public comment on this issue. In promulgating a final rule, OSHA will consider the comments already received as well as the information it receives in response to this notice.