OSHA 300 A summary forms must be posted from February 1 - April 30 for covered employers
OSHA Reporting Updates:
New for 2015, OSHA has announced some update to the reporting requirements.
These incidents can be reported by phone at 1-800-321-OSHA, or online, although that service is not up and running yet.
Additionally, OSHA has published a new list of exempt industries and a new list of newly covered industries:
Department of Labor Announces Final Rule Regarding Same-Sex Spouses and the FMLA:
In 2013, in United States v. Windsor, 133 S. Ct. 2675, the Supreme Court found that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, defining marriage as between a man and woman, is unconstutional.
On February 25th 2015 the Department of Labor revised the definition of spouse under the Family Medical Leave Act so that eligible employees in legal same-sex marriages will be able to take FMLA leave to care for their spouse or family member, regardless of where they live. Previously, eligible employees with same-sex spouses were afforded this benefit only if they lived in a state that recognized same-sex marriage. The final rule is effective March 27th 2015.