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    OSHA Revises National Emphasis Program to Reduce or Eliminate Worker Exposure to Silica

    OSHA has issued a revised National Emphasis Program intended to reduce worker exposures to respirable crystalline silica in construction, general industry, and maritime.

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    Lawmakers in Virginia Inch Closer to Enacting a Stricter Worker Misclassification Bill into Law

    Virginia Senators previously approved a similar bill addressing misclassification (S.B. 744) on January 27. Differences in the bill must be reconciled before the measures can be sent to Governor Ralph Northam (D-VA) who is expected to sign it into law.

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    Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats Unveil $760 Billion Infrastructure Proposal, Includes $30 Billion Investment in Airport Infrastructure

    The proposal itself is the work of Democrats on the House Transportation and Infrastructure, Ways and Means, and Energy and Commerce Committees. Those Committees will be responsible for drafting legislation related to the framework and plan to work together to identify ways to pay for the $760 billion package.

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    Murphy Signs Several Bills Into Law Aimed at Combating Employee Misclassification

    The bills signed into law Monday include legislation that will penalize employers in New Jersey who knowingly misclassify their workers, as well as a bill that requires employers to post notices in the workplace aimed at helping employees determine if they have been illegally misclassified.

     

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    U.S. Department of Labor Announces Final Rule Updating Regulations Interpreting Joint Employer Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

    The final rule is expected to be published in the Federal Register this Thursday, January 16 and will take effect 60 days thereafter.

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