On January 13, 2017, Department of Labor (DOL) agencies - including the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) and the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) - increased penalties for rule violations as required under the Inflation Adjustment Act.
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On Jan. 12, 2017, the Senate voted to approve a budget resolution that instructs the House of Representatives and Senate subcommittees to begin work on a budget reconciliation measure.
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Starting with plans renewing January 1, 2017, the EEOC's final regulations related to employer sponsored wellness programs and their interaction with the ADA and GINA.
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On December 7th, the Senate passed the 21st Century Cures Act (a measure passed by the House earlier this month)
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On Tuesday, November 22, Judge Amos Mazzant III issued an injunction blocking the overtime rule changes set to take effect on December 1st.
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