OSHA Proposes To Change Hazard Communication Standard

September 30, 2009

 December 29, 2009 is the deadline to submit comments to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on a proposal to modify its existing Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) published in the Federal Register today (September 30, 2009).

OSHA is proposing to conform with the United Nations’ (UN) Globally  Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) and make various other changes to the HCS.  OSHA says the proposed modifications will improve the quality and consistency of information  provided to employers and employees regarding chemical hazards and  associated protective measures and will enhance the effectiveness of the HCS in ensuring that  employees are apprised of the chemical hazards to which they may be  exposed, and in reducing the incidence of chemical-related occupational  illnesses and injuries.    

The proposed modifications to the HCS standard among other things would:

  • Revise criteria for classification of chemical hazards;
  • Revise labeling provisions  that include requirements for use of standardized signal words,  pictograms, hazard statements, and precautionary statements; a  specified format for safety data sheets; and
  • Revise related revisions to definitions of terms used in the standard, requirements for employee training on labels and safety data sheets.
  • Modify provisions of a number of other standards, including standards  for flammable and combustible liquids, process safety management, and  most substance-specific health standards, to ensure consistency with  the modified HCS requirements.

OSHA has proposed to require that employers train employees on the new labels and safety data sheets within two years after publication of the final rule to ensure they are familiar with the new approach and that chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors, and employers be required to comply with all provisions of the modified final rule within three years after its publication. In addition to generally inviting comments on the proposed changes, OSHA has specifically asked for input about the adequacy of these periods.

To review the proposed regulation text, see here.

If you have questions about or need assistance evaluating, commenting on or responding to the  Proposed Regulation or other employment, compensation, employee benefit, workplace health and safety, corporate ethics and compliance practices or other related concerns or claims, please contact the author of this article, Curran Tomko Tarski LLP Labor & Employment Practice Group Chair Cynthia Marcotte Stamer.  Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Ms. Stamer is experienced with assisting employers and others about these and other human resources related concerns. Ms. Stamer has advised and represented employers on these and other labor and employment, compensation, employee benefit and other personnel and staffing matters for more than 20 years. Ms. Stamer also speaks and writes extensively on these and other related matters. You can learn more about Ms. Stamer and her experience  here and access other selected publications and presentations by Ms. Stamer here. For additional information about the experience and services of Ms. Stamer and other members of the Curran Tomko Tarksi LLP team, see here

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HIT Standards Committee Meets October 14

September 29, 2009

The next meeting of the HIT Standards Committee of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) will be held on October 14, 2009, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m./Eastern Time at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, NW., Washington, DC. The hotel telephone number is 202-234-0700. Interested members of the public are invited to attend. 

Created under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), the HIT Standards Committee is charged with making recommendations to the Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) on standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria for the electronic exchange and use of health information consistent with the implementation of the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan, and in accordance with policies developed by the HIT Policy Committee.   Even as Congress debates further reforms, the activities of the HIT Committee and other components of the ONC are key actors in the continuing efforts of the Obama Administration to promote health care efficiency by reengineering health care technology.

During a previous meeting on August 20, 2009, the HIT Committee finalized certain recommendations concerning meaningful use of electronic medical records, clinical quality, and privacy and security of protected health information, which are available for review here.

According to the ONC announcement regarding the upcoming meeting in today’s (September 29, 2009) Federal Register available here, the Committee plans during the meeting to:

  • Discuss reports from its Clinical Operations, Clinical Quality, and Privacy and Security Workgroups
  • Take testimony from invited experts in the field of security as it relates to health information technology

Interested persons may present data, information, or views, orally or in writing, on issues pending before the committee. Written submissions may be made to the contact person on or before October 6, 2009. Oral comments from the public will be scheduled between approximately 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Time allotted for each presentation may be limited. If the number of speakers requesting to comment is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the scheduled open public hearing session, ONC will take written comments after the meeting until close of business.

ONC hopes to make background material available to the public at least two (2) business days prior to the meeting. However, if ONC is unable to post the background material on its Web site before the meeting, it will make that material publicly available at the location of the advisory committee meeting, and post the background material on ONC’s web site after the meeting here.

The designated person to contact for additional information is Jonathan Ishee, Office of the National Coordinator, HHS, 200 Independence Ave, SW., Room 729-G, Washington, DC 20201, 202-205-8493, Fax: 202-690-6079, e-mail: jonathan.ishee@hhs.gov.

If you need assistance preparing or presenting comments to the HIT Standards Committee or with monitoring or responding to other health care IT, privacy and data security, regulatory, operational, public policy or other health or other employee benefit or human resources concerns, please contact the author of this update, Curran Tomko Tarski LLP Partner Cynthia Marcotte Stamer at (214) 270-2402 or via e-mail at CStamer@CTTLegal.com.

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IRS Proposes Changes In Actuarial Enrollment Standards For Performance of Actuarial Services Under the Employee Retirement

September 21, 2009

November 20, 2009 is the deadline to submit comments to the Internal Revenue Service Joint Board For The Enrollment Of Actuaries on proposed amendments to its rules for relating to the enrollment of actuaries under section 3042 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) published here in today’s Federal Register.  The Proposed Regulations would update the eligibility requirements for performing actuarial services for ERISA-covered employee pension benefit plans set forth in to 20 C.F.R. part 901, including the continuing education requirements and the standards for performing such actuarial services.  The proposed amendments would affect employee pension benefit plans and the actuaries providing actuarial services to those plans.

If you have questions about or need assistance evaluating, commenting on or responding to the  Proposed Regulations, or other employment, compensation, employee benefit, workplace health and safety, corporate ethics and compliance practices, concerns or claims, please contact the author of this article, Curran Tomko Tarski LLP Labor & Employment Practice Group Chair Cynthia Marcotte Stamer.  Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) RPTE Employee Benefits & Other Compensation Group and an ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits Representative, Ms. Stamer is experienced with assisting employee benefit plan sponsors, fiduciaries, advisors and consultants and others about a diverse range of employee benefits, compensation and other related matters.  With more than 20 years experience in these and other employee benefit, compensation and other matters, Ms. Stamer also speaks and writes extensively on these and other related matters. For additional information about Ms. Stamer and her experience or to access other publications by Ms. Stamer see here or contact Ms. Stamer directly.   For additional information about the experience and services of Ms. Stamer and other members of the Curran Tomko Tarksi LLP team, see here.

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EEOC Prepares To Broaden “Disability” Definition Under ADA Regulations

September 18, 2009

Proposed regulations modifying existing Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) rules concerning the conditions that an individual must meet to qualify as having a “disability” for purposes of claiming protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are expected to be published in the Federal Register the week of September 21, 2009.

On September 16, 2009, the EEOC announced that Commissioners had approved a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Proposed Regulation) which would make several significant changes to the its current regulatory definition of the term “disability” for purposes of the ADA.  The EEOC announced this week that the Proposed Regulation is expected to be published in the Federal Register the week of September 21, 2009.  Interested persons will have 60 days from the publication date of the Proposed Rule to submit comments to the EEOC concerning the Proposed Regulation.

Why The Change?

The proposed changes are intended to respond to amendments enacted under the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), which took effect January 1, 2009.   Enacted on September 25, 2008, the ADAAA made a number of significant changes to the definition of “disability” in the ADA as well as directed EEOC to amend its existing ADA regulation to reflect the changes made by the ADAAA.

The ADAAA amendments to the ADA definition of “disability” make it easier for certain individuals alleging employment discrimination based on disability to establish disability status under the ADA’s definition of “disability” by overruling various Supreme Court holdings and portions of EEOC’s existing ADA regulations considered by many members of Congress as too narrowly applying the definition of “disability.”  

While the ADAAA retains the ADA’s basic definition of “disability” as an impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a record of such an impairment, or being regarded as having such an impairment, provisions of the ADAAA that took effect on January 1, 2009 change the required interpretation of these terms.  Under the ADAAA, “major life activities” now include both many activities that the EEOC has recognized (e.g., walking) as well as activities that EEOC has not specifically recognized (e.g., reading, bending, and communicating), as well as major bodily functions (e.g., “functions of the immune system, normal cell growth, digestive, bowel, bladder, neurological, brain, respiratory, circulatory, endocrine, and reproductive functions”). 

In addition to these clarifications, the ADAAA also broadens the reach of the ADA’s definition of “disability” in various other respects.  For instance, the ADAAA:

  • Asserts that mitigating measures other than “ordinary eyeglasses or contact lenses” shall not be considered in assessing whether an individual has a disability;
    Clarifies that an impairment that is episodic or in remission is a disability if it would substantially limit a major life activity when active;
  • Changes the definition of “regarded as” so that it no longer requires a showing that the employer perceived the individual to be substantially limited in a major life activity, and instead says that an applicant or employee is “regarded as” disabled if he or she is subject to an action prohibited by the ADA (e.g., failure to hire or termination) based on an impairment that is not transitory and minor; and
  • Provides that individuals covered only under the “regarded as” prong are not entitled to reasonable accommodation.

As part of the required implementation of its provisions, the ADAAA also mandates that the EEOC revise that portion of its existing regulations defining the term “substantially limits” and “major life activities” to comport to the changes enacted by the ADAAA.  In response to this statutory direction, the Proposed Regulation to be published next week proposes changes both to the ADA regulation itself and to the Interpretive Guidance (also known as the Appendix) that was published at the same time as the original ADA regulation. See 29 C.F.R. section 1630.  The Appendix provides further explanation from the EEOC on how its ADA regulations should be interpreted.

About The New Guidance and Proposed Regulations

In anticipation of the publication of the Proposed Regulation, the EEOC on September 16, 2009 sought to provided a peek into its new post-ADAAA construction of the ADA definition of disability by releasing its “Questions and Answers on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the ADA Amendments Act of 2008” Questions and answers on the Notice of Proposed Rulingmaking for the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (the “Q&As”). 

The Q&As and other EEOC statements released this week indicate that the Proposed Regulation will emphasize that the definition of disability — an impairment that poses a substantial limitation in a major life activity — must be construed broadly. It will provide that that major life activities include “major bodily functions;” that mitigating measures, such as medications and devices that people use to reduce or eliminate the effects of an impairment, are not to be considered when determining whether someone has a disability; and that impairments that are episodic or in remission, such as epilepsy, cancer, and many kinds of psychiatric impairments, are disabilities if they would “substantially limit” major life activities when active. The regulation also will provides a streamlined means through which persons claiming disability may demonstrate a substantial limitation in the major life activity of working, and implements the ADAAA’s new standard for determining whether someone is “regarded as” having a disability.

Required Response

Employers face increasing exposure to disability claims as a result of the ADAAA amendments, new genetic information nondiscrimination rules enacted under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), and a heightened emphasis on disabilities discrimination law enforcement by the Obama Administration.  In light of this rising exposure, employers and others covered by the ADA should evaluate their existing practices in light of the Q&As and make adjustments, submit comments regarding the Proposed Regulations or both as part of their efforts to manage their organization’s ADA liability exposure.  Because the ADAAA already is in effect, employers already face the possibility of being called upon to defend their hiring and employment practices under the amended ADAAA definition of disability, even though the EEOC has not issued final guidance.  For this reason, it is important that employers take timely action both to update relevant written policies and procedures, as well as to change hiring and other operational processes, conduct training, implement appropriate oversight and monitoring and take other steps to mitigate these exposures.

If you have questions about or need assistance evaluating, commenting on or responding to the  Proposed Regulations, the Q&As, or other employment, compensation, employee benefit, workplace health and safety, corporate ethics and compliance practices, concerns or claims, please contact the author of this article, Curran Tomko Tarski LLP Labor & Employment Practice Group Chair Cynthia Marcotte Stamer.  Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and Chair of the American Bar Association RPTE Employee Benefits & Other Compensation Group, Ms. Stamer is experienced with assisting employers and others about compliance with federal and state equal employment opportunity, compensation and employee benefit, workplace safety, and other labor and employment, as well as advising and defending employers and others against tax, employment discrimination and other labor and employment, and other related audits, investigations and litigation, charges, audits, claims and investigations by the IRS, Department of Labor and other federal and state regulators. Ms. Stamer has advised and represented employers on these and other labor and employment, compensation, employee benefit and other personnel and staffing matters for more than 20 years. Ms. Stamer also speaks and writes extensively on these and other related matters. For additional information about Ms. Stamer and her experience or to access other publications by Ms. Stamer see here or contact Ms. Stamer directly.   For additional information about the experience and services of Ms. Stamer and other members of the Curran Tomko Tarksi LLP team, see here

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IRS Proposes To Update Regulations On Exclusion of Damages Received on Account of Personal Physical Injuries or Physical Sickness To Eliminate Tort Test

September 15, 2009

December 14, 2009 is the deadline to comment on proposed regulations relating to the exclusion from gross income for amounts received on account of personal physical injuries or physical sickness published by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in light of amendments enacted by the Small Business Job Protection Act of 1996. 

The Small Business Job Protection Act of 1996 (SBJPA) amended Internal Revenue Code § 104 to delete the requirement that to qualify for exclusion from gross income, damages received from a legal suit, action, or settlement agreement must be based upon “tort or tort type rights” (the “tort test”). As amended by the SBJPA, Code § 104(a)(2) excludes from gross income the amount of any damages (other than punitive damages) received (whether by suit or agreement and whether as lump sums or as periodic payments) on account of personal physical injuries or physical sickness.

In keeping with this amendment, the proposed regulations published today (9/15/09) would amend the regulations to eliminate the tort test as a requirement for personal injury damages generally to qualify for exclusion under Code § 104.  Under the proposed regulations, the current requirement that “personal injuries or sickness” awards be “based upon tort or tort type rights” to qualify for exclusion under Code § 104(a)(2) also would be removed in light of recent judicial and statutory developments.  As a consequence, physical injuries could qualify for the Code § 104(a)(2) exclusion even though the injury giving rise to the damages is not defined as a tort under state or common law. Furthermore, the Code § 104(a)(2) exclusion also would not depend on the scope of remedies available under state or common law.  As a consequence, the proposed rule would allow the exclusion for damages awarded under no-fault statutes.

According to the proposed regulations, however, the tort test would not be eliminated as a requirement for punitive damage awards to qualify for income exclusion under Code § 104.  The preamble to the proposed regulations explains the IRS does not construe the SBJPA amendment as removing the tort test or otherwise extend Code § 104 to such awards.  Rather, the proposed regulations would provide that punitive damage awards do not qualify for income exclusion under Code § 104.

If adopted as proposed, the IRS has indicated that it intends to treat the proposed rules as effective for personal injury awards received after August 20, 1996, except for any amount received under a written binding agreement, court decree, or mediation award in effect on (or issued on or before) September 13, 1995. For amounts paid pursuant to a written binding agreement, court decree, or mediation award entered into or issued after September 13, 1995 and received after August 20, 1996, a taxpayer would be permitted to file a claim for refund of any tax overpayments paid within the period of limitations under section 6511.

If you have questions about or need assistance commenting on or responding to the proposed regulations or other employment, compensation, employee benefit, workplace health and safety, corporate ethics and compliance practices other related matters, please contact the author of this article, Curran Tomko Tarski LLP Labor & Employment Practice Group Chair Cynthia Marcotte Stamer.  Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and Chair of the American Bar Association RPTE Employee Benefits & Other Compensation Group, Ms. Stamer is experienced with assisting employers and others about compliance with compensation and employee benefit, workplace safety, equal employment opportunity and other labor and employment, as well as advising ad defending employers against tax, employment discrimination and other labor and employment, and other related audits, investigations and litigation, charges, audits, claims and investigations by the IRS, Department of Labor and other federal and state regulators. Ms. Stamer has advised and represented employers on these and other labor and employment, compensation, employee benefit and other personnel and staffing matters for more than 20 years. Ms. Stamer also speaks and writes extensively on these and other related matters. For additional information about Ms. Stamer and her experience or to access other publications by Ms. Stamer see here or contact Ms. Stamer directly.   For additional information about the experience and services of Ms. Stamer and other members of the Curran Tomko Tarksi LLP team, see here.

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OSHA Final Rule Updates OSHA Personal Protective Equipment Standards

September 9, 2009

The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today (September 9, 2009) published a final rule revising the personal  protective equipment (PPE) sections of its general industry, shipyard  employment, longshoring, and marine terminals standards regarding  requirements for eye- and face-protective devices, head protection, and  foot protection.

 The Final Rule published in today’s Federal Register:

  • Updates OSHA regulatory references to recognize more recent editions of the applicable national consensus standards
  • Deletes references to obsolete prior editions of the national consensus standards
  • Amends provisions requiring safety shoes to comply with a specific American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard
  • Amends a provision that requires filter lenses and plates in eye- protective equipment to meet a test for transmission of radiant energy specified by another ANSI standard.

Instead of the amended standards, OSHA will require this safety equipment to comply with the applicable PPE design provisions.

The changes implemented under the Final Rule will become effective on October 9, 2009.  Interested persons can review a copy of the Final Regulation here.

If your business needs assistance with auditing, updating or defending its workplace health and safety, human resources, corporate ethics, and compliance practices, or responding to employment related or other charges or suits, please contact Ms. Stamer at cstamer@cttlegal.com, (214) 270-2402; another Curran Tomko Tarski, LLP attorney of your choice. 

The author of this article, Curran Tomko Tarski LLP Labor & Employment Practice Group Chair Cynthia Marcotte Stamer and other members of Curran Tomko and Tarski LLP are experienced with assisting employers and others about compliance with federal and state workplace safety, equal employment opportunity and other labor and employment, compensation and employee benefit compliance and risk management concerns, as well as advising ad defending employers against federal and state employment discrimination and other labor and employment, compensation, and employee benefit related audits, investigations and litigation, charges, audits, claims and investigations.  

Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Ms. Stamer has advised and represented employers on wage and hour and a diverse range of other labor and employment, compensation, employee benefit and other personnel and staffing matters for more than 20 years. Ms. Stamer also speaks and writes extensively on these and other related matters. For additional information about Ms. Stamer and her experience or to access other publications by Ms. Stamer see here or contact Ms. Stamer directly.   For additional information about the experience and services of Ms. Stamer and other members of the Curran Tomko Tarksi LLP team, see here.

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DOL Proposes Changes To H-2A Temporary & Seasonal Agricultural Nonimmigrant Worker Certification Procedures & Related Rules

September 4, 2009

The Department of Labor (DOL) is proposing changes to its rules governing the certification of temporary employment of nonimmigrant workers in temporary or seasonal agricultural employment and the enforcement of the contractual obligations applicable to employers of such nonimmigrant workers.

The proposed changes appear in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Proposed Rule) in today’s (September 4, 2009) Federal Register here.  The Proposed Rule reexamines the process by which employers obtain a temporary labor certification from DOL for use in petitioning the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to employ a nonimmigrant worker in H-2A status. DOL also proposes to amend the regulations at 29 CFR part 501 to provide for sufficient enforcement under the H-2A program so that workers are appropriately protected when employers fail to meet the requirements of the H-2A program.

About The Author

 

Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Ms. Stamer has more than 20 years experience representing and advising businesses and government on labor and employment, internal controls, employee benefits, safety and other related matters. An ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits Council Member and Chair of the ABA RPTE Employee Benefits & Other Compensation Group, Ms. Stamer also is a highly popular speaker and widely published author.  Her insights on human resources, employee benefits and internal controls matters appear in the Atlantic Information Service, Bureau of National Affairs, World At Work, The Wall Street Journal, Business Insurance, the Dallas Morning News, and a many other national and local publications.  For additional information about Ms. Stamer, her experience, involvements, programs or publications, see here

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