The latest issue of our weekly Workplace Safety and Health newsletter is available for viewing and contains the following articles:
Agency Interpretive Letters Not Subject to Rulemaking, High Court Rules. The Supreme Court has held that the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) did not need to undergo Administrative Procedure Act (APA)-mandated notice-and-comment rulemaking when it issued interpretations of its regulations that conflicted significantly with interpretations WHD adopted earlier. Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association, et al., No. 13-1041, 2015 U.S. LEXIS 1740 (Mar. 9, 2015).
Judge Finds No Basis for MSHA Housekeeping Citation. A judge has vacated a citation, and the associated $12,248 fine, after determining a contractor had not violated the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s housekeeping standard at a Nevada gold mine.
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