Department of Labor June 28, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses: Proposed Delay of Compliance Date
Document Number: 2017-13550
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-28
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
On May 12, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a rule entitled ``Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses'' with an effective date of January 1, 2017 for the final rule's electronic reporting requirements. The final rule sets an initial deadline of July 1, 2017, as the date by which certain employers are required to submit the information from their completed 2016 Form 300A to OSHA electronically. This action proposes to extend the initial submission deadline for 2016 Form 300A data to December 1, 2017, to provide the new administration an opportunity to review the new electronic reporting requirements prior to their implementation and allow affected entities sufficient time to familiarize themselves with the electronic reporting system, which will not be available until August 1. The proposed five-month delay would be effective on the date of publication of a final rule in the Federal Register. OSHA also intends to issue a separate proposal to reconsider, revise, or remove other provisions of the prior final rule. OSHA will seek comment on those provisions in that separate proposal. In this proposal, OSHA only seeks comment on the delay of the July 1, 2017 compliance date to December 1, 2017.
Proposed Exemptions From Certain Prohibited Transaction Restrictions
Document Number: 2017-13509
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-28
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains notices of pendency before the Department of Labor (the Department) of proposed exemptions from certain of the prohibited transaction restrictions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA or the Act) and/or the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the Code). This notice includes the following proposed exemptions: D-11895, The Grossberg, Yochelson, Fox & Beyda LLP Profit Sharing Plan; L-11867, Toledo Electrical Joint Apprenticeship & Training Fund; and D-11929 and D-11930, Health Management Associates, Inc. Retirement Savings Plan (the HMA Plan) and The Mooresville Retirement Savings Plan (the Mooresville Plan).
Exemptions From Certain Prohibited Transaction Restrictions
Document Number: 2017-13508
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-28
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains exemptions issued by the Department of Labor (the Department) from certain of the prohibited transaction restrictions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA or the Act) and/or the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the Code). This notice includes the following: 2017-01, Rosetree & Company 401(k) Plan and Trust, D-11845; and 2017-02, Aon Pension Plan, D-11880.
Definition of Employee Pension Benefit Plan Under ERISA
Document Number: 2017-13459
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-28
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
Under the Congressional Review Act, Congress has passed, and the President has signed resolutions of disapproval of Savings Arrangements Established by States for Non-Governmental Employees and Savings Arrangements Established by Qualified State Political Subdivisions for Non-Governmental Employees, as codified in the Code of Federal Regulations. The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) published these final rules in 2016, effective October 31, 2016 and January 19, 2017, respectively. Because these resolutions invalidate these final rules, EBSA is hereby removing these final rules from the Code of Federal Regulations.