A very long-awaited final rule on national minimum training standards for entry-level applicants seeking to obtain a commercial driver’s license or certain endorsements was announced on Dec. 7 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. It is 271 pages in length.
On December 5, 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued its final rule creating the much anticipated federal clearinghouse for drug and alcohol test results of truck drivers.
In a closely watched decision, a federal court of appeals found a motor carrier violated the No Forced-Purchase Provision of the Federal Leasing Regulations (49 C.F.R. §376.12(i))
The FMCSA has announced additional delay to the implementation of URS, which was set to take effect on September 30, 2016.
The National Labor Relations Board just issued its long-awaited decision in Miller & Anderson, furthering its union-friendly stance on joint employment and bargaining units.
During March of 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a rule requiring employers to file public reports with the DOL when they use consultants (including lawyers) to provide labor relations advice that had the purpose of persuading employees regarding union organizing or collective bargaining.