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Links to Certain Basic NYS Paid Family Leave Forms (from NYS):


Employee Forms:

PFL WAIVER:  EMPLOYEE OPT-OUT OF PAID FAMILY LEAVE BENEFITS
https://www.ny.gov/sites/ny.gov/files/atoms/files/PFLWaiver.pdf

PFL APPLICATION:  BOND WITH A NEWBORN, A NEWLY ADOPTED OR FOSTER CHILD
https://www.ny.gov/sites/ny.gov/files/atoms/files/bonding.pdf

PFL APPLICATION:  CARE FOR A FAMILY MEMBER WITH SERIOUS HEALTH CONDITION
https://www.ny.gov/sites/ny.gov/files/atoms/files/careforfamilymember.pdf

PFL APPLICATION:  ASSIST FAMILIES IN CONNECTION WITH A MILITARY DEPLOYMENT
https://www.ny.gov/sites/ny.gov/files/atoms/files/military.pdf

Employer Forms:

EMPLOYER'S APPLICATION FOR VOLUNTARY COVERAGE (PFL-135)
for Class of Employees for Whom Paid Family Leave Benefits are Not Required  
by Law (No Employee Contribution)
https://www.ny.gov/sites/ny.gov/files/atoms/files/PFL-135_1017.pdf

EMPLOYER'S APPLICATION FOR VOLUNTARY COVERAGE (PFL-136)
for Class of Employees for Whom Paid Family Leave Benefits are Not Required by Law (Employee Contribution Required)
https://www.ny.gov/sites/ny.gov/files/atoms/files/PFL-136_1017.pdf



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Per our prior alert, President Trump did sign an executive order today rolling-back Obamacare requirements and modifying the health and welfare landscape. 


Link to the PR:  https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/10/12/president-donald-j-trump-taking-action-improve-access-increase-choices


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EBSA adds links to regs narrowing ACA contraception, etc. mandates: (advance copies): https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2017-21851.pdf and https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2017-21852.pdf
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"Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims" per DOL NR:  https://www.dol.gov/ui/data.pdf
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"Treasury Details Efforts to Reduce Burden of Tax Regulations" per US Treasury PR:  https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/sm0172.aspx
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"Western New York Contractors and Two Owners to Pay More Than $3 Million to Setle False Claims Act Allegations"
per DOJ PR:  https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/western-new-york-contractors-and-two-owners-pay-more-3-million-settle-false-claims-act
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Initial RML End of Year Open Enrollment Lists, Summaries, and Checklists Released for Health and Welfare Plans /
Programs!  See page 10 and use your log-in information!
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"New 'Digest of EEO Law' Issued by EEOC" per EEOC PR:  https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/9-29-17.cfm
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"Procedures for Retirement Account and Thrift Savings Plan Levies Are Not Always Followed By Revenue Officers" per
TIGTA Report:  https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/auditreports/2017reports/201730082fr.pdf
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DOJ Releases "Agency 2018 Chief FOIA Officer Report Guidelines Now Available" per DOJ PR:  
https://www.justice.gov/oip/blog/agency-2018-chief-foia-officer-report-guidelines-now-available
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"Statement by Secretary Mnuchin on President Trump’s Tax Reform Speech" per US Treasury PR:  
https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/sm0167.aspx
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"EEOC Sues Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Texas for Disability Discrimination" - alleging "...Refused to Hire Hearing-
Impaired Applicant Because of Her Disability..." https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/9-26-17.cfm
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NYS - "Changes to the Disability Benefits Claim Filing Process" per NYS Workers' Compensation Board:  
http://www.wcb.ny.gov/content/main/SubjectNos/sn046_965.jsp
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"Treasury International Capital Data For July" per US Treasury PR:  https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/sm0160.aspx
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"Active Participant Reduction Reportable Events" per PBGC:  https://www.pbgc.gov/prac/whatsnew
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NLRB Updates "An Outline of Law and Procedure in Representation Cases"  
https://www.nlrb.gov/sites/default/files/attachments/basic-page/node-1727/OutlineofLawandProcedureinRepresentationCases_2017Update.pdf
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"Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission Announce Guidance for Post-Hurricane Relief Efforts" per DOJ PR:  
https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-and-federal-trade-commission-announce-guidance-post-hurricane-relief
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"U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determinations on Carbon and Alloy
Steel Wire Rod from Belarus, Russia, and the United Arab Emirates" per US Commerce Dept PR:  
https://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2017/09/us-department-commerce-issues-affirmative-preliminary-
antidumping-duty
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Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of August 28 - September 1, 2017" per/by the NLRB:  
https://www.nlrb.gov/cases-decisions/weekly-summaries-decisions/summary-nlrb-decisions-week-august-28-september-1-2017
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"Attorney General Sessions Delivers Remarks on DACA" per DOJ PR:  https://www.justice.gov/opa/speech/attorney-general-sessions-delivers-remarks-daca
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"Employment Situation Summary" per BLS ENR:  https://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm
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"Important Social Security Information for People Affected by Hurricane Harvey" per SSA NR:  
https://www.ssa.gov/news/press/releases/#/print/8-2017-6
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"Retirement Plans Can Make Loans, Hardship Distributions to Victims of Hurricane Harvey" per IR-2017-138:  
https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/retirement-plans-can-make-loans-hardship-distributions-to-victims-of-hurricane-harvey
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"Disaster Relief Relating to PBGC Deadlines In Response To Severe Storms and Flooding From Hurricane Harvey In
Texas" https://www.pbgc.gov/prac/other-guidance/dr/dr17-09
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"4 Gramm-Leach-Bliley tips to take from FTC’s TaxSlayer case" per the FTC's Business Blog:  
https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/blogs/business-blog/2017/08/4-gramm-leach-bliley-tips-take-ftcs-taxslayer-case
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"Don’t Take the Bait, Step 8: How to Start Protecting Clients, Businesses from Cybersecurity Threats" per IR-2017-136:  
https://www.irs.gov/uac/newsroom/don-t-take-the-bait-step-8-how-to-start-protecting-clients-businesses-from-cybersecurity-threats
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"IRS Gives Tax Relief to Victims of Hurricane Harvey; Parts of Texas Now Eligible; Extension Filers Have Until Jan. 31 to
File" per IR-2017-135:  https://www.irs.gov/uac/newsroom/irs-gives-tax-relief-to-victims-of-hurricane-harvey-parts-of-texas-now-eligible-extension-filers-have-until-jan-31-to-file
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"10 Things Savvy Online Marketers Do To Get Web Traffic" per SBA Blog "Industry
Word"  https://www.sba.gov/blogs/10-things-savvy-online-marketers-do-get-web-traffic
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"Fiscal Year 2017 Statutory Review of Compliance with Legal Guidelines When Issuing Levies" per TIGTA Report:  
https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/auditreports/2017reports/201730065fr.pdf
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"NYC parking garage operator modifies payroll practices in agreement reached with US Department of Labor" per US
DOL NR:  https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/whd/whd20170622
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IRS ACA Information Letters (ACA):


1.  2017-0010: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-wd/17-0010.pdf
2.  2017-0011: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-wd/17-0011.pdf
3.  2017-0013: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-wd/17-0013.pdf
4.  2017-0017: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-wd/17-0017.pdf


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"...University Sued By EEOC for Race Discrimination and Retaliation" per EEOC PR:  https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/8-17-17.cfm

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"Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of August 7 - 11, 2017" per/by NLRB:  https://www.nlrb.gov/cases-decisions/weekly-summaries-decisions/summary-nlrb-decisions-week-august-7-11-2017
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IRS Releases "Model Amendments to Add Bifurcated Distribution Options to Defined Benefit Plans" per IRS Notice 2017-44:  https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-17-44.pdf
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"FTC says consumers worked over by promoters’ work-at-home claims" per FTC Business Blog: https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/blogs/business-blog/2017/08/ftc-says-consumers-worked-over-promoters-work-home-claims
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IRS Video "IRS Withholding Calculator" via YouTube video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXCzzk0RYmk&feature=youtu.be
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"PBGC August 2017 Interest Rate Summary" per the PBGC:  https://www.pbgc.gov/prac/interest/monthly
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"WATER. REST. SHADE.
OSHA's Campaign to Keep Workers Safe in the Heat" per OSHA Webpage w/ info, links, summaries, etc.:  https://www.osha.gov/heat/index.html
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IRS Video Portal for Retirement Plans:  https://www.irsvideos.gov/Business/RetirementPlans
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"Consumer Price Index Summary" per BLS ENR:  https://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm
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Marvin E. Kaplan Sworn in as NLRB Member" per NLRB News:  https://www.nlrb.gov/news-outreach/news-story/marvin-e-kaplan-sworn-nlrb-member
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"President, VA secretary announce Veteran telehealth initiatives designed to provide greater access, care" per VA.gov:  http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/40113/president-va-secretary-announce-veteran-telehealth-initiatives-providing-greater-access-care/
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"Employment Situation Summary" per BLS ENR:  https://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm
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"Stick with security: Control access to data sensibly" per the FTC's Business Blog:  https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/blogs/business-blog/2017/08/stick-security-control-access-data-sensibly
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TIGTA Report Re "Affordable Care Act: Implementation of the Notification Requirement for Individual Filers Not Enrolled in Health Insurance ":  https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/auditreports/2017reports/201743052fr.pdf
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"Statement by Attorney General Sessions on the RAISE Act" per DOJ PR:  https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/statement-attorney-general-sessions-raise-act
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"Minutes of the Meeting of the Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association August 1st
" per US Treasury PR:  https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/sm0143.aspx
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"IRS Withholding Calculator" per IRS Website (summaries, links, info, etc.):  https://www.irs.gov/individuals/irs-withholding-calculator
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"Case Selection Processes Result in Billions of Dollars in Potential Employer Underreported Tax Not Being Addressed" per TIGTA Report:  https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/auditreports/2017reports/201740038fr.pdf
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"Before crossing borders with online reviews and endorsements, check the rules of the road" per the FTC's Business Blog:  https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/blogs/business-blog/2017/07/crossing-borders-online-reviews-endorsements-check-rules
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"Treasury Announces Marketable Borrowing Estimates" per US Treasury PR:  https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/sm0138.aspx
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"Justice Department and EPA Enter Into Settlement with Harcros Chemicals to Improve its Accident Prevention and Fire Protection Measures" per DOJ PR:  https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-and-epa-enter-settlement-harcros-chemicals-improve-its-accident-prevention
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"2017 Service Contract Act Health and Welfare Fringe Benefit" (Increase $4.41 eff 8/1/2017) per DOL WHD Memo Number 225:  https://www.wdol.gov/aam/aam225.pdf
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"Statement of Steven T. Mnuchin Secretary, United States Department of the Treasury before the Committee on Financial Services, United States House of Representatives" per US Treasury PR:  https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/sm0133.aspx
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"Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims" per DOL NR:  https://www.dol.gov/ui/data.pdf


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IRS Video Tax Tip on "Moving Expenses" per IRS Video on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAaLAHsnfOY
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PBGC Want's Input From Employers on its Regulatory Agenda - per PBGC RFI on "Regulatory Planning and Review of Existing Regulations" https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2017-15551.pdf
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"The Internal Revenue Service Has Not Used Critical Position Pay Authority to Hire Employees" per TIGTA Report:  https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/iereports/2017reports/2017IER007fr.pdf
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"How to Develop and Use a Good Executive Summary" per SBA Blog:   https://www.sba.gov/blogs/how-develop-and-use-good-executive-summary
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DOJ "Processing Reminders and New Guidance for the Last Quarter of FY 2017" per DOJ's Justice Blog:  https://www.justice.gov/oip/blog/processing-reminders-and-new-guidance-last-quarter-fy-2017
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"Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims" per DOL NR:  https://www.dol.gov/ui/data.pdf
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IRS "Podcast: Guidelines for Substantiating Safe-Harbor Hardship Distributions from 401(k) and 403(b) Retirement Plans" per IRS Retirement Plan Resources:  https://www.stayexempt.irs.gov/Resource-Library/Retirement-Plan-Resources
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"Cumulative List of Changes in Plan Qualification Requirements for Pre-Approved
Defined Contribution Plans for 2017" per IRS Notice 2017-37:  https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-17-37.pdf
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NLRB's "Jayme L. Sophir to Lead Division of Advice" per NLRB PR:  https://www.nlrb.gov/news-outreach/news-story/jayme-l-sophir-lead-division-advice
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"Treasury International Capital Data For May" https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/sm0126.aspx
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"Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of July 3 - 7, 2017" per/by the NLRB:  https://www.nlrb.gov/cases-decisions/weekly-summaries-decisions/summary-nlrb-decisions-week-july-3-7-2017
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"DHS Provides Relief to American Businesses in Danger of Suffering Irreparable Harm" - may "...hire up to 15,000 additional temporary nonagricultural workers under the H-2B program under a final rule..." per DHS PR:  https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/07/17/dhs-provides-relief-american-businesses-danger-suffering-irreparable-harm
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"Bureau of Consumer Protection process reforms announced" per FTC Business Blog:  https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/blogs/business-blog/2017/07/bureau-consumer-protection-process-reforms-announced
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"Former Suzuki Employee Pleads Guilty to Submitting False Report to The EPA" per DOJ PR:  https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/former-suzuki-employee-pleads-guilty-submitting-false-report-epa
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"OSHA launches application to electronically submit injury and illness data on August 1" per OSHA Trade Release:  https://www.osha.gov/news/newsreleases/trade/07142017
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"US Labor Department announces $10.5M funding opportunity for Susan Harwood Training grants to support worker safety, health training" per DOL/OSHA NR:  https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/osha/osha20170714
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"Treasury, USTR Notice of Intent to Sign" per US Treasury PR:  https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/sm0124.aspx
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"U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Imports of Ripe Olives from Spain" per US Dept of Commerce PR:  https://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2017/07/us-department-commerce-initiates-antidumping-and-countervailing-duty
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"No Change for Social Security Combined Trust Fund Reserves Depletion Year Says Board of Trustees" per SSA PR:  https://www.ssa.gov/news/press/releases/#/post/7-2017-1
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"Application Procedures for Approval of Benefit Suspensions for Certain Multiemployer Defined Benefit Pension Plans under § 432(e)(9)" per IRS RP 2017-43:  https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/rp-17-43.pdf
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"Security Guard: FMLA Protects Workers and Families" per the DOL's Blog:  https://blog.dol.gov/2017/07/06/security-guard-fmla-protects-workers-and-families
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"EEOC Sues ... Gentlemen’s Club For Sex Discrimination" - "...Refused to Hire Male Job Applicant ... Maintain Required Records" per EEOC PR:  https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/6-29-17.cfm
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"Justice Department Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim against Florida Staffing Company" per DOJ PR:  https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-settles-immigration-related-discrimination-claim-against-florida-staffing
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The DOL has "...sent a [r]equest for Information related to the overtime rule to the Office of Management and Budget for its review" per OPA & WHD News Release (6/27/2017):  https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/opa/opa20170627
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Repost:  Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act ("MHPAEA") https://www.dol.gov/sites/default/files/ebsa/about-ebsa/our-activities/resource-center/faqs/aca-part-38.pdf
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"US Labor Department’s OSHA proposes to delay compliance date
for electronically submitting injury, illness reports" per OSHA National NR:  
https://www.osha.gov/news/newsreleases/national/06272017
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"Statement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Unanimous Supreme Court Decision" re POTUS Executive Order:  
https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/statement-attorney-general-jeff-sessions-unanimous-supreme-court-decision
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Workplace Safety in the Summer "Summer’s here – and the time is right for: ‘Water, Rest and Shade" per OSHA Nat. NR:
https://www.osha.gov/news/newsreleases/national/06262017
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"FTC blows the whistle on business coaching program" per FTC Business Blog:  https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/blogs/business-blog/2017/06/ftc-blows-whistle-business-coaching-program
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"...Restaurant & Pizzeria to Pay $50,000 to Settle EEOC National Origin Discrimination Suit" per EEOC PR:  
https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/6-22-17a.cfm
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"The Number of Employment-Related Identity Theft Victims Is Significantly Greater Than Identified" per TIGTA Report:  
https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/auditreports/2017reports/201740031fr.pdf
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"Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims" https://www.dol.gov/ui/data.pdf
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"Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of June 5 - 9, 2017" per/by the NLRB:  https://www.nlrb.gov/cases-decisions/weekly-summaries-decisions/summary-nlrb-decisions-week-june-5-9-2017
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"FAQS About Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Implementation and the 21st Centuries Act Part 38" per
DOL website:  https://www.dol.gov/sites/default/files/ebsa/about-ebsa/our-activities/resource-center/faqs/aca-part-38.pdf
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"Age Discrimination and Outdated Views Of Older Workers Persist, Experts Tell Commission" per EEOC PR:  
https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/6-14-17a.cfm
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"Form to Request Documentation From an Employer-Sponsored Health Plan or an Insurer Concerning Treatment
Limitations" per DOL Website:  https://www.dol.gov/sites/default/files/ebsa/laws-and-regulations/laws/mental-health-parity/mhpaea-disclosure-template-draft.pdf
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"Justice Department Requires Divestiture of Certain Herbicides, Insecticides, and Plastics Businesses in Order to
Proceed with Dow-Dupont Merger" per DOJ PR:  https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-requires-divestiture-certain-herbicides-insecticides-and-plastics
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"Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims" https://www.dol.gov/ui/data.pdf
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"Consumer Price Index Summary" per BLS ENR (CPI for all items down 0.1% for May  & energy-Indexdown:https://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm
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"The Big Data Analytics General Support
System Security Controls Need Improvement" per TIGTA Report:  
https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/auditreports/2017reports/201720029fr.pdf
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"4 Resources To Help You Create a Safe Workplace" from/by the SBA Blog:  https://www.sba.gov/blogs/4-resources-help-you-create-safe-workplace #smallbiz #safety #workplace
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"Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of May 30 - June 2, 2017" per/by https://www.nlrb.gov/cases-decisions/weekly-summaries-decisions/summary-nlrb-decisions-week-may-30-june-2-2017
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"EEOC to Examine Age Discrimination at Commission Meeting" per EEOC PR:  
https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/6-6-17.cfm
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"Computation of Maximum Loan Amount under IRC § 72(p)(2)(A)" per IRS Memorandum (4/20/17), multiple plan loans,
etc.:  https://www.irs.gov/pub/foia/ig/spder/tege-04-0417-0016.pdf
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"Attorney General Jeff Sessions Ends Third Party Settlement Practice" per DOJ PR:  
https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/attorney-general-jeff-sessions-ends-third-party-settlement-practice
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"U.S. and Mexico Strike Deal on Sugar to Protect U.S. Growers and Refiners, Ensure Supply to Consumers" per US Dept
of Commerce PR:  https://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2017/06/us-and-mexico-strike-deal-sugar-protect-us-growers-and-refiners-ensure
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"Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of May 22 - 26, 2017" from/by the NLRB:  https://www.nlrb.gov/cases-decisions/weekly-summaries-decisions/summary-nlrb-decisions-week-may-22-26-2017
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"Governor Cuomo Announces Aggressive Actions to Protect Access to Quality, Affordable Health Care for All New
Yorkers" per PR:  https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-aggressive-actions-protect-access-quality-affordable-health-care-all
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"6 Unwritten Rules Related To Business Etiquette" per SBA.gov Blog:  https://www.sba.gov/blogs/6-unwritten-rules-related-business-etiquette
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"Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims" per DOL NR:  https://www.dol.gov/ui/data.pdf
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"Electronic Health Records Vendor to Pay $155 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations" per DOJ PR:  
https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/electronic-health-records-vendor-pay-155-million-settle-false-claims-act-allegations
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"SOI Tax Stats - Transactions of Foreign-Owned Domestic Corporations" per IRS https://www.irs.gov/uac/soi-tax-stats-transactions-of-foreign-owned-domestic-corporations
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"Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of May 15 - 19, 2017" per/by the NLRB:  https://www.nlrb.gov/cases-decisions/weekly-summaries-decisions/summary-nlrb-decisions-week-may-15-19-2017
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"May is World Trade Month" - summary/info from the SBA Blog:  https://www.sba.gov/blogs/may-world-trade-month
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"Sensitive consumer data posted online (and the FTC knows who did it)" per the FTC's Business Blog::  
https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/blogs/business-blog/2017/05/sensitive-consumer-data-posted-online-ftc-knows-who-did-it
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"Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims" per DOL NR:  https://www.dol.gov/ui/data.pdf
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"US Secretary of Labor Acosta delivers remarks at G-20 meeting on fostering the growth of apprenticeships" per DOL
Speeches:  https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/speech/20170519
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DOL Fiduciary Rule "CONFLICT OF INTEREST FAQs (Transition Period)"
https://www.dol.gov/sites/default/files/ebsa/about-ebsa/our-activities/resource-center/faqs/coi-transition-period.pdf
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DOL "Temporary Enforcement Policy on Fiduciary Duty Rule" per DOL FAB:  
https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ebsa/employers-and-advisers/guidance/field-assistance-bulletins/2017-02
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Employer "...Carolina Creek to Pay $70,000 to Settle EEOC Pregnancy and Disability Discrimination Suit" - EEOC
Claimed "...Demoted Employee Because of Her Pregnancy and a Related Complication, Then Fired Her for Complaining" per EEOC PR:  https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/5-17-17a.cfm
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"US Secretary of Labor Acosta Delivers Remarks at G20 Meeting on Empowering Women to Succeed in 21st Century
Economy"per DOL NR:  https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/opa/opa20170518
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"Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims" per DOL NR:  https://www.dol.gov/ui/data.pdf
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"May is World Trade Month" per SBA Blog:  https://www.sba.gov/blogs/may-world-trade-month
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"U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Final Determination of Dumping and Foreign Subsidy Duty Rates on Steel Rebar
from Japan and Turkey" per PR from US Commerce Dept:  https://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2017/05/us-department-commerce-issues-final-determination-dumping-and-foreign
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"WannaCry worries? Update now." per FTC Business Blog:  https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/blogs/business-blog/2017/05/wannacry-worries-update-now
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"United States Intervenes in Second False Claims Act Lawsuit Alleging that UnitedHealth Group Inc. Mischarged the
Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Programs" per DOJ PR:  https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/united-states-intervenes-second-false-claims-act-lawsuit-alleging-unitedhealth-group-inc
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"Growing an Established Company" SBA Video (per SBA Learning Center): https://www.sba.gov/tools/sba-learning-center/training/growing-established-company
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"Treasury International Capital Data For March" per US Treasury PR:  https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/sm0086.aspx
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"Governor Cuomo Announces New York Employers Workers' Compensation Premiums Will be Reduced by About $400
Million" per PR:  https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-new-york-employers-workers-compensation-premiums-will-be-reduced-about
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"Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of May 1 - 5, 2017" from/by the NLRB:  https://www.nlrb.gov/cases-decisions/weekly-summaries-decisions/summary-nlrb-decisions-week-may-1-5-2017
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"5 Ways to Get Credit for Your Business" per the SBA Blog (guest blogger Marco Carbajo):  
https://www.sba.gov/blogs/5-ways-get-credit-your-business
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The US DOL Says "We’re Fired Up about Apprenticeships" per article on its Blog:  
https://blog.dol.gov/2017/05/10/were-fired-about-apprenticeships
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"What You Should Know: EEOC's Fiscal Year 2016 Highlights" per EEOC NR:  
https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/wysk/2016_highlights.cfm
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"Consumer Price Index Summary" per BLS ENR:  https://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm
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"Joint Press Release: Initial Results of the 100-Day Action Plan of the U.S. - China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue"
per US Treasury:  https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/sm0082.aspx
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Repost:  EBSA "Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2017-01" re Fiduciary Rule (FAB 2017-01):  
https://www.dol.gov/sites/default/files/ebsa/employers-and-advisers/guidance/field-assistance-bulletins/2017-01.pdf
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DOL / EBSA YouTube Video "A Look at 401(k) Plan Fees" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkXAEHuwnM4
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EEOC Article "Age Discrimination: An Overview of the Law and Recent Commission Decisions" in new EEO Digest
(5/4): https://www.eeoc.gov/federal/digest/vol_2_fy17.cfm#article
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"Treasury Unveils New Website to Track Federal Spending" per US Treasury PR (with link):  
https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/sm0076.aspx
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"Transitioning from Service: Employment and Retirement Planning" per the US DOL's Blog:  
https://blog.dol.gov/2017/05/08/transitioning-service-employment-and-retirement-planning
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"OIP Seeks Your Participation in the development of National FOIA Portal" per DOJ PR:  
https://www.justice.gov/oip/blog/oip-seeks-your-participation-development-national-foia-portal
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"IRS: Home Office Deduction Often Overlooked by Small Business Owners" per IRS/IR-2017-96 (summaries, info, links,
etc.):  https://www.irs.gov/uac/newsroom/irs-home-office-deduction-often-overlooked-by-small-business-owners
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"IRS Small Business Self-Employed Tax Center" YouTube Video with info, tips, etc.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZK9pQXD7hKE

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Yes, AHCA Passed the House of Representatives.  Now What?  RML Recent Updates Video, Reminders, Checklists, 
Strategies, etc. sent to RML Friends and Clients!  Also on log-in page.  Enjoy!!!!  www.roganmortonlaw.com
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DOL ETA "Webinar Announcement: Employer Filing Tips and Best Practices for Preparing and Submitting H-2B 
Prevailing Wage Requests" per DOL/ETA Announcement:  https://www.foreignlaborcert.doleta.gov
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"Minutes of the Meeting of the Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee of the Securities Industry and Financial 
Markets Association May 2nd" per US Treasury PR:   https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/sm0071.aspx
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"How the ECI [Employment Cost Index] Is Used" YouTube Video by the US DOL:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20OOlLuZge4
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"A Message from [EEOC] Acting Chair Victoria A. Lipnic" Re "Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 
2017" per EEOC Website: https://www1.eeoc.gov//eeoc/chair/aapi_2017.cfm?renderforprint=1
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"...Hospital Will Pay $179,576 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit" - EEOC Claims "Hospital Refused to 
Grant Therapist Reasonable Accommodation then Terminated Him" per EEOC PR:  
https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/4-27-17a.cfm
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"Employee or Independent Contractor? Know the Rules" From the IRS Perspective on Things - per IRS TaxTip 2017-02:  
https://www.irs.gov/uac/employee-or-independent-contractor-know-the-rules
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"Background checks on prospective employees: Keep required disclosures simple" per the FTC's Business Blog:  
https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/blogs/business-blog/2017/04/background-checks-prospective-employees-keep-required
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"Notice of competition and request for applications for the OSHA
Training Institute Education Centers Program" per notice in today's (5/1) Fed Reg:  
https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-05-01/pdf/2017-08686.pdf
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"Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of April 17 - 21, 2017" from/by the NLRB:  https://www.nlrb.gov/cases-decisions/weekly-summaries-decisions/summary-nlrb-decisions-week-april-17-21-2017
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"D.C. Circuit Affirms Decision Blocking Anthem’s Acquisition of Cigna" per DOJ PR:  
https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/dc-circuit-affirms-decision-blocking-anthem-s-acquisition-cigna
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"Secretary of Labor R. Alexander Acosta" Bio Summary Posted at DOL Secretary webpage:  
https://www.dol.gov/agencies/osec
_____________________________________________________

"Wrapping up the Fiscal Year with Recaps from Workshops on Best Practices from the Requester’s Perspective and 

Best Practices for FOIA Training Programs" per DOJ PR:  https://www.justice.gov/oip/blog/wrapping-fiscal-year-recaps-workshops-best-practices-requester-s-perspective-and-best
_____________________________________________________

"Statement by the Secretary of the Treasury" Regarding the Financial CHOICE Act per US Treasury PR:  
https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/sm0065.aspx
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"Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims" Report per DOL NR:  https://www.dol.gov/ui/data.pdf
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"Kansas City Cabinetmaker to Pay $60,000 to Settle EEOC Race Discrimination Suit" per EEOC PR:  
https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/4-25-17.cfm
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"Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of April 10 - 14, 2017" per/by the NLRB:  https://www.nlrb.gov/cases-decisions/weekly-summaries-decisions/summary-nlrb-decisions-week-april-10-14-2017"
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HHS Final Rule on ACA health Insurance Marketplace ("Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Market Stabilization")
https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2017-07712.pdf
_____________________________________________________

"Your cop on the privacy beat" per the FTC's Business Blog:  

https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/blogs/business-blog/2017/04/your-cop-privacy-beat
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"Treasury Releases Report on Foreign Exchange Policies of Major Trading Partners of the United States" per US Treasury PR: https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/sm0044.aspx
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"Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of April 3 - 7, 2017" per/by the NLRB:  

https://www.nlrb.gov/cases-decisions/weekly-summaries-decisions/summary-nlrb-decisions-week-april-3-7-2017
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"Consumer Price Index Summary" per BLS ENR:  

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm
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"Protecting Privacy in Transatlantic Data Flows: The EU–U.S. Privacy Shield" per FTC Business Blog:  https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/blogs/business-blog/2017/04/protecting-privacy-transatlantic-data-flows-eu-us-privacy
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"Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims"  https://www.dol.gov/ui/data.pdf
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"Employer in fatal Boston trench collapse did not provide safety training and basic safeguards for employees, OSHA finds" per OSHA NR:  
https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=33816
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"Affordable Care Act: Assessment of Efforts to Implement the Employer Shared Responsibility Provision" per TIGTA Report:  
https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/auditreports/2017reports/201743027fr.pdf
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"USCIS Reaches FY 2018 H-1B Cap" per USCIS PR:  

https://www.uscis.gov/news/news-releases/uscis-reaches-fy-2018-h-1b-cap
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"Employment Situation Summary" per BLS ENR (unemployment):  

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm
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"Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of March 27 - 31, 2017" per/by the NLRB:    

https://www.nlrb.gov/cases-decisions/weekly-summaries-decisions/summary-nlrb-decisions-week-march-27-31-2017
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Delay in DOL's Fiduciary Rule expected in 4/7/2017 Federal Register (per advance copy):  https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2017-06914.pdf
_____________________________________________________

"Criminal Investigation Enforced Structuring Laws Primarily Against Legal
Source Funds and Compromised the Rights of Some Individuals and Businesses " per TIGTA Report: https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/auditreports/2017reports/201730025fr.pdf
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"Justice Department Cautions Employers Seeking H-1B Visas Not to Discriminate Against U.S. Workers" per DOJ PR:  https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-cautions-employers-seeking-h-1b-visas-not-discriminate-against-us-workers

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 TIGTA "Some Managerial Salaries Were Calculated Incorrectly Due to Complex Pay-Setting Rules" per TIGTA Report:  https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/auditreports/2017reports/201710023fr.pdf

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DOL's "VEVRAA Benchmark Database" (info, search for benchmark data, etc.) 6.7% (per DOL Website):  https://ofccp.dol-esa.gov/errd/VEVRAA.jsp

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IRS "Sharing Economy Tax Center" with information, summaries, tips, links, etc.  https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/sharing-economy-tax-center

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"For Small Business Startups, IRS Explains New Option for Claiming Research Credit; Option Still Available for Those That Already Filed" per IRS IR-2017-70 (3/30/2017): https://www.irs.gov/uac/newsroom/for-small-business-startups-irs-explains-new-option-for-claiming-research-credit-option-still-available-for-those-that-already-filed

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"Qualified Intermediary (QI), Withholding Foreign Partnership (WP), and Withholding Foreign Trust (WT) Application and Account Management System" IRS Webpage with info, summaries, links, etc. https://www.irs.gov/businesses/corporations/qualified-intermediary-system
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FYI...EEOC's Compliance Manual - "Chapter 3:  Employee Benefits" https://www.eeoc.gov/policy/docs/benefits.html
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"Owners Of Massachusetts Temp Agency Indicted For Failing to Pay Over Employment Taxes And Obstructing IRS" per 
DOJ PR:  https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/owners-massachusetts-temp-agency-indicted-failing-pay-over-employment-taxes-and-obstructing
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"A More Focused Strategy Is Needed to Effectively Address Egregious Employment Tax Crimes" per TIGTA Report: 
https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/iereports/2017reports/2017ier004fr.pdf
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"Tax Time Guide: Still Time to Contribute to an IRA for 2016" per IRS IR-2017-60:   
https://www.irs.gov/uac/newsroom/tax-time-guide-still-time-to-contribute-to-an-ira-for-2016
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"Avoid Overpaying User Fees for Your Voluntary Correction Program Submission" per IRS website:  
https://www.irs.gov/retirement-plans/avoid-overpaying-user-fees-for-your-voluntary-correction-program-submission
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"Statement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Declined Detainer Outcome Report" per DOJ PR: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/statement-attorney-general-jeff-sessions-us-immigration-and-customs-enforcement-declined
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"Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of March 6 - 10, 2017" per/by the NLRB:  https://www.nlrb.gov/cases-decisions/weekly-summaries-decisions/summary-nlrb-decisions-week-march-6-10-2017
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"Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson on Secretary Mnuchin’s Meetings with Xiao Jie, Finance Minister of China, and Zhou Xiaochuan, Governor of the People’s Bank of China" per US Treasury PR: https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/sm0036.aspx
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"PBGC March 2017 Interest Rate Summary" per PBGC Website:  https://www.pbgc.gov/prac/interest/monthly.html
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"Winter Storm Extension: Many Businesses Have Extra Time to Request A Six-Month Extension" per IR-2017-61: https://www.irs.gov/uac/newsroom/winter-storm-extension-many-businesses-have-extra-time-to-request-a-six-month-extension
_____________________________________________________

"Department of Commerce Seeks Input on Pipelines Made in America" per DOC PR: https://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2017/03/department-commerce-seeks-input-pipelines-made-america
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FTC Re "HSR threshold adjustments and reportability for 2017" per the FTC Blog (Re pre-merger reporting) https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/blogs/competition-matters/2017/02/hsr-threshold-adjustments-reportability-2017
_____________________________________________________

"Statement from Secretary Mnuchin on President Trump’s Budget Proposal" per US Treasury PR: https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/sm0032.aspx
_____________________________________________________

 "Consumer Price Index Summary" per BLS ENR:  https://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm
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Repost "Presidential Memorandum on Fiduciary Duty Rule" per PR from The White House: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/02/03/presidential-memorandum-fiduciary-duty-rule
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Cleaning Company "...to Pay $16,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit" - EEOC Charged that "Cleaning Company Discharged Employee Because of His Scoliosis"  per EEOC PR: https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/3-10-17.cfm
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"OSHA Urges Recovery Workers, Employers and Public to Safeguard Themselves Against Hazards in Storm Cleanup" Kansas City (Mo.) per OSHA NR (with info, links, etc.): https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/osha/osha20170308
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"PBGC, Sears Reach Agreement to Further Protect Pension Plans" per PBGC PR: https://www.pbgc.gov/news/press/releases/pr17-03.html
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"...Corporation to Pay $325,000 To Settle EEOC Class Disability Discrimination Case" - "Settlement Resolves Claims for People Who Were Denied Employment or Accommodations Because of Their Disabilities" per EEOC PR:  https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/3-8-17.cfm
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"Pulleys pushed with deceptive Made in USA claims" per FTC's Business Blog:  https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/blogs/business-blog/2017/03/pulleys-pushed-deceptive-made-usa-claims
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"Attorney General Sessions Directs Federal Prosecutors to Target Most Significant Violent Offenders" per DOJ PR: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/attorney-general-sessions-directs-federal-prosecutors-target-most-significant-violent
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Employer "...to Pay $35,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit" - Agency Charged that "Company Withdrew Job Offer Based on Mistaken Assumptions About Applicant's Vision" https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/3-6-17.cfm
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"Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of February 21 - 24, 2017" per/by the NLRB:  https://www.nlrb.gov/cases-decisions/weekly-summaries-decisions/summary-nlrb-decisions-week-february-21-24-2017
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DOL (WHD) "Prevailing Wage Seminars" (New Orleans and Denver) and Resources: https://www.dol.gov/whd/govcontracts/PrevailingWageSeminars.htm
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Repeal and Replace Summary, Inforamtion, Links, Checklists, and more at sign-in page for www.roganmortonlaw.com  Enjoy!  #herewegoagain
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Link to "COMMITTEE PRINT Budget Reconciliation Legislative Recommendations Relating to Repeal and Replace of the Patient Protection and Afford-able Care Act" https://housegop.leadpages.co/healthcare/
_____________________________________________________

"Statement on Introduction of the American Health Care Act" from House of Representatives Speaker Ryan:  
http://www.speaker.gov/press-release/statement-introduction-american-health-care-act
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"Attorney General Jeff Sessions Delivers Remarks on Revised Executive Order Protecting the Nation from Foreign 
Terrorist Entry" per DOJ PR:  https://www.justice.gov/opa/speech/attorney-general-jeff-sessions-delivers-remarks-revised-executive-order-protecting-nation
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"USCIS Will Temporarily Suspend Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions" (starting 4/3/2017):  
https://www.uscis.gov/news/alerts/uscis-will-temporarily-suspend-premium-processing-all-h-1b-petitions
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"Treasury International Capital Data For December" per the US Treasury:  https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/sm0005.aspx
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USCIS "Our Fees" Web Page - (old versus new fees, etc.):  https://www.uscis.gov/forms/our-fees
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"PBGC Provides Financial Assistance to Road Carriers Local 707 Pension Fund - Participants’ Benefits Payments Cut to PBGC Guaranteed Levels" per PBGC PR:  https://www.pbgc.gov/news/press/releases/pr17-02.html
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"Justice Department Reaches Agreement With Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority to Resolve Disability Discrimination Complaint" per DOJ PR:  https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-reaches-agreement-washington-metropolitan-area-transit-authority-resolve-0
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"US Labor Department proposes delay to beryllium rule effective date" per OSHA Nat. NR:  
https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=33780
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"Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of February 13 - 17, 2017" from/by the NLRB:  https://www.nlrb.gov/cases-
decisions/weekly-summaries-decisions/summary-nlrb-decisions-week-february-13-17-2017
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IRS Extends  Period "...for Furnishing Written QSEHA Notices to Eligible Employees" per IRS N 2017-20 (qualified small employer health reimbursement arrangemebnt):  https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-17-20.pdf
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"Building Contractor Company Executive Sentenced to 68 Months in Prison for Theft from Labor Union, Making 
Unlawful Labor Payments, Fraud and Money Laundering" per DOJ PR:  https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/building-contractor-company-executive-sentenced-68-months-prison-theft-labor-union-making
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"IRS Summarizes "Dirty Dozen" List of Tax Scams for 2017" per the IRS:  https://www.irs.gov/uac/newsroom/irs-
summarizes-dirty-dozen-list-of-tax-scams-for-2017
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"Statement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the Withdrawal of Title IX Guidance" per DOJ PR:  
https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/statement-attorney-general-jeff-sessions-withdrawal-title-ix-guidance
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EBSA "Interpretive Bulletin Relating to the Exercise of Shareholder Rights and Written Statements of Investment Policy, including Proxy Voting Policies or Guidelines"  https://www.dol.gov/sites/default/files/ebsa/2016-31515.pdf
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"Security Summit Alert: Tax Professionals Warned of New Scam to “Unlock” Their Tax Software Accounts" per the IRS:  https://www.irs.gov/uac/newsroom/security-summit-alert-tax-professionals-warned-of-new-scam-to-unlock-their-tax-software-accounts
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"Consumer Review Fairness Act: What Businesses Need to Know" - New guidance from the FTC: https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/consumer-review-fairness-act-what-businesses-need-know
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"It’s illegal to ban honest reviews" per FTC Business Blog:  https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/blogs/business-blog/2017/02/its-illegal-ban-honest-reviews
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"Business careers: Occupations, earnings, and prospects " from BLS "Data on Display" site:  https://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2016/data-on-display/business-careers-and-fields-of-degree.htm
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"Savings Solutions at Any Stage" per the US DOL's Blog:  https://blog.dol.gov/2017/02/14/savings-solutions-any-stage-1
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"Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of February 6 - 10, 2017" per/by the NLRB:  https://www.nlrb.gov/cases-decisions/weekly-summaries-decisions/summary-nlrb-decisions-week-february-6-10-2017
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"PBGC February 2017 Interest Rate Summary" updated by PBGC 2/15:  https://www.pbgc.gov/prac/interest/monthly.html
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"Background checks? Don’t double-dip" per the FTC Business Blog:  
https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/blogs/business-blog/2017/02/background-checks-dont-double-dip
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HHS Announces Proposed Rule with Changes for Obamacare. Link to advance copy https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/02/17/2017-03027/patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-market-stabilization  RML video summary/checklists at www.roganmortonlaw.com (use log-in credentials)
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"Consumer Price Index Summary" per BLS ENR:  https://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm
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"Treasury and Education Announces Progress Toward Mult-Year Income Certification System for Student Loan Borrowers in Income-Driven Repayment Plans" per US Treasury PR:  https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/jl0709.aspx
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IRS Video on YouTube "Retirement Plan and IRA Rollovers" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rg53KCWnay0&feature=youtu.be
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"5 Simple Questions to Help Determine Your Business Financing Options" per the SBA Blog:  
https://www.sba.gov/blogs/5-simple-questions-help-determine-your-business-financing-options
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"Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of January 30 - February 3, 2017" per/by the NLRB:  
https://www.nlrb.gov/cases-decisions/weekly-summaries-decisions/summary-nlrb-decisions-week-january-30-february-3-2017
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NYS Workers' Compensation Board "Your Responsibilities
as an Employer" - "Reporting Injury and Illness" per WCB.NY.GOV:  
http://www.wcb.ny.gov/content/main/TheBoard/EMP-TimelyReporting.pdf
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"Retirement Plans FAQs regarding Hardship Distributions" per IRS FAQs with info, summaries, links, etc.  
https://www.irs.gov/retirement-plans/retirement-plans-faqs-regarding-hardship-distributions #retirementplans
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"Employment Situation Summary" per BLS ENR:  https://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm

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A Message From the Chair of the EEOC About "African American History Month" 
https://www1.eeoc.gov//eeoc/chair/african_american_history_month.cfm?renderforprint=1
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"Registration Open for EEOC’s EXCEL Training Conference" - "...Public and Private Sector Taking Place June 27-29 in Chicago" per EEOC PR: https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/2-1-17.cfm
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"Acting Attorney General Boente Issues Guidance to Department on Executive Order" per DOJ PR:  
https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/acting-attorney-general-boente-issues-guidance-department-executive-order
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"Employment Cost Index Summary" per BLS ENR:  https://www.bls.gov/news.release/eci.nr0.htm
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 RML Friends/Clients - "Update and Checklist for Recently Issued Executive Orders" now added to the RML Website - www.roganmortonlaw.com (use separate page log-in credentials) We will update it as they keep rolling in!
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"EITC Awareness Day: Workers May Qualify for Significant Tax Benefit" per IRS Newsroom: https://www.irs.gov/uac/newsroom/eitc-awareness-day-workers-may-qualify-for-significant-tax-benefit
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"President Appoints Philip A. Miscimarra NLRB Acting Chairman"per NLRB PR:  https://www.nlrb.gov/news-outreach/news-story/president-appoints-philip-miscimarra-nlrb-acting-chairman
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"President Appoints Victoria A. Lipnic EEOC Acting Chair" per EEOC PR: https://www1.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/1-25-17a.cfm
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 "ALJ Orders Dish Network to Reinstate 18, Resume Bargaining" per NLRB:  https://www.nlrb.gov/news-outreach/news-story/alj-orders-dish-network-reinstate-18-resume-bargaining
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"Regional and State Employment and Unemployment Summary" per BLS ENR:  https://www.bls.gov/news.release/laus.nr0.htm
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PBGC Announces "4010 e-filing update" - "...portal has been updated to reflect the regulatory changes issued last March applicable to information years beginning on or after January 1, 2016" - per PBGC Web:  https://www.pbgc.gov/prac/whatsnew.html
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Repost "Executive Order Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal" https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/01/2/executive-order-minimizing-economic-burden-patient-protection-and
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"EEOC Releases Fiscal Year 2016 Enforcement and Litigation Data" - "Agency Adds Statistics Detailing LGBT Charges" per EEOC PR:  https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/1-18-17a.cfm?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=
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Treasury (IRS) NPRM "Definition of Dependent" in today's Fed Reg:  https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-01-19/pdf/2017-01056.pdf
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"US Department of Labor renews the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health" per OSHA TNR: https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=33717
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"Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of January 9 - 13, 2017" per/by the NLRB:  https://www.nlrb.gov/cases-decisions/weekly-summaries-decisions/summary-nlrb-decisions-week-january-9-13-2017
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"Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of January 3 - 6, 2017" per/by the NRLB:  https://www.nlrb.gov/cases-decisions/weekly-summaries-decisions/summary-nlrb-decisions-week-january-3-6-2017
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"National Taxpayer Advocate Releases Annual Report to Congress focusing on a taxpayer-centric Future State that 
improves voluntary tax compliance" per TAS News/PR:  https://taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/news/national-taxpayer-advocate-releases-annual-report-to-congress-focusing-on-a-taxpayer-centric-future-state-that-improves-voluntary-tax-compliance?category=Tax%20News&taxissue=3224
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"EEOC Issues Quality Practices Plan on Federal Sector Hearings, Appeals and Oversight Functions" per EEOC PR; 
https://www1.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/1-17-17.cfm?renderforprint=1
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"Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission Announce Updated International Antitrust Guidelines" per DOJ PR: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-and-federal-trade-commission-announce-updated-international-antitrust
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"Joint Statement on the U.S.- EU Negotiations for a Bilateral Agreement on Insurance and Reinsurance Measures" per US Treasury PR:  https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/jl0706.aspx
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"If/Then Chart Explains How the Health Care Law Affects You" per IRS Health Care Tax Tip 2017-01:  
https://www.irs.gov/affordable-care-act/individuals-and-families/ifthen-chart-explains-how-the-health-care-law-affects-you
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"The DIGEST Of Equal Employment Opportunity Law" New Version - Per EEOC Website:  
https://www.eeoc.gov/federal/digest/vol_1_fy2017.cfm
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"America’s Workers: A Worthwhile Investment" per the US DOL's Blog:  
https://www.dol.gov/blog/2017/01/05/Americas-Workers-A-Worthwhile-Investment
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"EEOC Seeks Public Input on Proposed Enforcement Guidance on Harassment" per EEOC PR:  
https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/1-10-17a.cfm
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NYS Workers' Compensation "Form Submission Guidelines" (1/2017) 
http://www.wcb.ny.gov/content/main/SubjectNos/sn046_909.jsp
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US DOL "...sues Google Inc. for compensation data" - "Data requested as part of routine audit of a federal contractor" per US DOL NR:  https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/ofccp/ofccp20170104
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"Employment Situation Summary" per BLS NR:  https://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm
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Released "FAQs About Affordable Care Act Implementation Part 3" Re Coverage of Preventive Services - per EBSA:  
https://www.dol.gov/sites/default/files/ebsa/about-ebsa/our-activities/resource-center/faqs/aca-part-36.pdf
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"IRS Refund Information Guidelines for the Tax Preparation Community" per IRS Pub 2043 (Rev 12/2016):
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"Justice Department Announces Department-Wide Procedures for Eyewitness Identification" per DOJ PR:  
https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-announces-department-wide-procedures-eyewitness-identification
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"Employment Situation Summary" - "Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 156,000 in December, and the 
unemployment rate was little changed at 4.7 percent..." per BLS ENR:  
https://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm
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"Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims" per DOL NR:  https://www.dol.gov/ui/data.pdf
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"EEOC Issues Regulations on the Federal Government’s Obligation to Engage in Affirmative Action for People with Disabilities" per EEOC PR:  https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/1-3-17.cfm
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"Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of December 19 - 23, 2016" from/by the NLRB:  https://www.nlrb.gov/cases-decisions/weekly-summaries-decisions/summary-nlrb-decisions-week-december-19-23-2016
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"Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims" per DOL NR:  https://www.dol.gov/ui/data.pdf
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"U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews Delivers Remarks at Launch of U.S. National Action Plan on 
Responsible Business Conduct" per commerce.gov:  https://www.commerce.gov/news/deputy-secretary-speeches/2016/12/us-deputy-secretary-commerce-bruce-andrews-delivers-remarks-1
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"EEOC and Nationwide Facilities Services Provider Settle Record-Keeping Suit After Federal Judge Holds That EEOC Regulation Is Mandatory" per EEOC PR:  https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/12-16-16a.cfm
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EEOC Charges "North Dakota Employer Harassed Worker Because of His Sexual Orientation" per EEOC PR;  
https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/12-22-16b.cfm
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"Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of December 12 - 16, 2016" per/by the NLRB:  https://www.nlrb.gov/cases-decisions/weekly-summaries-decisions/summary-nlrb-decisions-week-december-12-16-2016
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"OSHA issues final rule establishing procedures for handling retaliation
complaints from workers in the automotive industry" per OSHA TNR:  
https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=33546
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"FTC To Hold Public Conference on Identity Theft" per FTC PR:  https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2016/10/ftc-hold-public-conference-identity-theft
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"U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Announces New Digital Attache Program Markets" per Commerce.gov PR:  https://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2016/12/us-secretary-commerce-penny-pritzker-announces-new-digital-attache
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Reminder - "EEOC's 20th Annual EXCEL Conference" 2017 - "Examining Conflicts in Employment Laws" per EEOC Website:  http://www.eeotraining.eeoc.gov/excelmain.html
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"OSHA requests comments, schedules meeting on standard to
prevent workplace violence in healthcare, social assistance" per OSHA TNR:  
https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=33504
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Transportation Company "...Sued By EEOC For Disability Discrimination" - EEOC Charged that "Company Refused to Hire Air Force Veteran With Bipolar Disorder as Truck Driver" per EEOC PR:  
https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/11-30-16.cfm
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"Understanding the Changing Nature of Work" per Dept of Commerce Blog:  
https://www.commerce.gov/news/blog/2016/11/understanding-changing-nature-work
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"EEOC Appoints Elizabeth Cadle as Director of Phoenix District Office" per EEOC PR:  
https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/11-21-16a.cfm
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"Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of November 14 - 18, 2016" per/by the NLRB: https://www.nlrb.gov/cases-
decisions/weekly-summaries-decisions/summary-nlrb-decisions-week-november-14-18-2016
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DOL (WHD) Summarizes TX Court's Preliminary Injunction of FLSA Overtime Rule, states inter alia "...strongly disagrees with the decision..." and "...considering all of our legal options.."per DOL Website:  
https://www.dol.gov/WHD/overtime/final2016/
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"EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance on National Origin Discrimination" per EEOC PR: 
https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/11-21-16.cfm
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"Justice Department Revises Regulations to Require Closed Movie Captioning and Audio Description for People with Disabilities" per DOJ PR: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-revises-regulations-require-closed-movie-captioning-and-audio-description
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OSHA new Final Rule Re "Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment (Fall Protection Systems)" per OSHA NR (unpublished version - sch for 11/18/2016):  https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2016-24557.pdf  #osha #workersafety
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"Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims" per DOL NR:  https://www.dol.gov/ui/data.pdf
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PBGC "Karen Morris Appointed Chief of Negotiations and Restructuring" per PBGC NR:  
http://www.pbgc.gov/news/press/releases/pr16-17.html
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Updated "I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification" per USCIS Website (information, summaries, links, etc.):  
https://www.uscis.gov/i-9
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"Ransomware – A closer look" per the FTC's Business Blog:  https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/blogs/business-blog/2016/11/ransomware-closer-look
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"Former Business Manager Pleads Guilty to Stealing $1.7 Million from Labor Union, Unlawful Labor Payments, Fraud and Money Laundering" per DOJ PR:  https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/former-business-manager-pleads-guilty-
stealing-17-million-labor-union-unlawful-labor-payments
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"ABC Phones of North Carolina to Pay $50,000 To Settle EEOC Same-Sex Harassment Lawsuit" per EEOC PR:  
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USEEOC/bulletins/16f547d
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IRS, EBSA, HHS File "Excepted Benefits; Lifetime and Annual Limits; and Short-Term Limited Duration Insurance" Final Rule (unpublished version - sch for Fed Reg 10/31:  https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2016-26162.pdf
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"BGC Guarantee Limit for Single-Employer Plans Increases for 2017" per PBGC PR:  
http://pbgc.gov/news/press/releases/pr16-16.html
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EBSA Posts "FAQS About Affordable Care Act Implementation Part 34 and Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Implementation" per EBSA Website:  https://www.dol.gov/sites/default/files/ebsa/about-ebsa/our-activities/resource-center/faqs/aca-part-34.pdf #aca #mentalhealth #ebsa #faqs
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"Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of October 17 - 21, 2016" from and by the NLRB:  https://www.nlrb.gov/cases-decisions/weekly-summaries-decisions/summary-nlrb-decisions-week-october-17-21-2016
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"FTC examines crowdfunding " per FTC Business Blog:  https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/ftc-examines-crowdfunding
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"Responding to a data breach?" per the FTC's Business Blog:  https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/blogs/business-blog/2016/10/responding-data-breach
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"Remarks by Counselor Antonio Weiss at the Evolving Structure of the U.S. Treasury Market: Second Annual 
Conference" per US Treasury PR:  https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/jl0591.aspx
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More Joint "FAQS ABOUT AFFORDABLE CARE ACT IMPLEMENTATION PART 33 "  per EBSA NR:  (market reforms, student health, etc.):  https://www.dol.gov/sites/default/files/ebsa/about-ebsa/our-activities/resource-center/faqs/aca-part-33.pdf
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EBSA "FY 2016 MHPAEA Enforcement" Facts/Figures (interesting read):https://www.dol.gov/sites/default/files/ebsa/about-ebsa/our-activities/resource-center/fact-sheets/mhpaea-enforcement-2016.pdf

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New EBSA, Treasury, and HHS ACA FAQs Re Special Enrollment for Group Health Plans, Coverage of Preventive Services under the Affordable Care Act, Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangements:  https://www.dol.gov/sites/default/files/ebsa/about-ebsa/our-activities/resource-center/faqs/aca-part-35.pdf

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"Depression, PTSD, & Other Mental Health Conditions in the Workplace: Your Legal Rights" per EEOC Publication:  https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/publications/mental_health.cfm
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"The Goods and Services Deficit Increased to $42.6 billion in October 2016" per US Census Bureau Blog "Global Reach" http://globalreach.blogs.census.gov/2016/12/06/the-goods-and-services-deficit-increased-to-42-6-billion-in-october-2016/
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"10 Quick Tips for Small Businesses" from the EEOC Website:https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/smallbusiness/10tips.cfm
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"Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission Release Guidance for Human Resource Professionals on How Antitrust Law Applies to Employee Hiring and Compensation" - "Guidance Helps Protect Workers Against Anticompetitive Conduct and Puts Firms on Notice that DOJ Will Proceed Criminally Against Naked Wage Fixing and No-Poaching Agreement" per DOJ PR: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-and-federal-trade-commission-release-guidance-human-resource-professionals
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Justice Department Seeks to Intervene in Lawsuit Alleging Race Discrimination and Retaliation by Pocomoke City, Maryland, the Worcester County Sheriff and the State Of Maryland" per EEOC PR:    https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/10-19-16.cfm
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"EEOC Updates Strategic Enforcement Plan" - "Commission Reaffirms Priorities and Strategies for Securing Strategic Impact" per EEOC PR:https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/10-17-16.cfm
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"OFCCP’s Disability Business Roundtable" held on 10/6/2016 - "Best Practices and Strategies for Success" - OFCCP Web Page with links, info, summaries, etc.:https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/disabilityroundtable.html
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"Disability Business Roundtable: Addressing Contractor Concerns" from the US DOL's Blog:  https://blog.dol.gov/2016/10/17/disability-business-roundtable-addressing-contractor-concerns/
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"Getting a GRIIP on Worker and Public Safety" per the US DOL's Blog:https://blog.dol.gov/2016/10/15/getting-a-griip-on-worker-and-public-safety/
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"Alabama Man Sentenced to Prison for His Role in Stealing Identities from His Employer" per DOJ PR:  https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/alabama-man-sentenced-prison-his-role-stealing-identities-his-employer
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"Treasury’s Issues Final Earnings Stripping Regulations to Narrowly Target Corporate Transactions That Erode U.S. Tax Base" per US Treasury PR:https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/jl0580.aspx
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"Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims" per DOL NR: https://www.dol.gov/ui/data.pdf
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"OSHA issues final rule establishing procedures for handling retaliation
complaints under the Affordable Care Act" per OSHA TNR:  
https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=33288
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"Abating bait-and-switch buyback tactic for devices" per FTC Business Blog:https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/blogs/business-blog/2016/10/abating-bait-switch-buyback-tactic-devices
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"EEOC General Counsel David Lopez to Depart Agency" per EEOC PR:  
https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/10-11-16.cfm
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"PBGC and Alcoa Inc. Reach Agreement on $150 Million in Additional Pension Funding" per PBGC PR:  http://www.pbgc.gov/news/press/releases/pr16-15.html
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"Fair Foreign Exchange Rates: Not Just for Travelers" per the US DOL's Blog:https://blog.dol.gov/2016/10/07/fair-foreign-exchange-rates-not-just-for-travelers/
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 "EEOC to Hold October 13 Commission Meeting On Use of Big Data in Employment" per EEOC PR:  https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/10-7-16.cfm
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"The Goods and Services Deficit Increased to $40.7 billion in August 2016" per the US Census Bureau's Global Reach Blog: http://globalreach.blogs.census.gov/2016/10/05/the-goods-and-services-deficit-increased-to-40-7-billion-in-august-2016/
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"Board Proposes New Workers' Compensation Pharmacy Benefit Plan" per NYS WC Board Subject No. 046-856:http://www.wcb.ny.gov/content/main/SubjectNos/sn046_856.jsp
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"EEOC Conciliates Discriminatory Wage Theft Case" - "Steamboat Springs Restaurant to Pay $50,000 for Failing to Pay Proper Wages to Latino Workers Because of Race or National Origin" per EEOC PR:  https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/10-4-17b.cfm
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"Cybersecurity Act of 2015:  Report on the Information Security Management Practices of the Internal Revenue Service" per TIGTA Report:https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/auditreports/2016reports/20162R079fr.pdf
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"Richard Heller Appointed Regional Attorney for Philadelphia Office" per NLRB Announcement:  https://www.nlrb.gov/news-outreach/news-story/richard-heller-appointed-regional-attorney-philadelphia-office
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"Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims" per DOL NR:  https://www.dol.gov/ui/data.pdf
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TIGTA Report "Affordable Care Act: With Minor Exceptions, Controls and Procedures for Collection of the Shared Responsibility Payment and Excess Advance Premium Tax Credit Were Effectively Established" 
https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/auditreports/2016reports/201633071fr.pdf
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"GSA presents Technology Matters concept for the workplace" per GSA 
Blog https://gsablogs.gsa.gov/gsablog/2016/10/05/gsa-presents-technology-matters-concept-for-the-workplace/
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"Justice Department and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Release Advancing Diversity in Law Enforcement Report" per DOJ PR:  https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-and-equal-employment-opportunity-commission-release-advancing-diversity
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"How Does the Manufacturing Industry Contribute to International Trade?" per the Global Reach (International Trade Blog for the US Census Bureau):http://globalreach.blogs.census.gov/2016/10/04/how-does-the-manufacturing-industry-contribute-to-international-trade/
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"Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of September 19 - 23, 2016" per and by the NLRB:  https://www.nlrb.gov/cases-decisions/weekly-summaries-decisions/summary-nlrb-decisions-week-september-19-23-2016
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"Making the Grader: USDA’s New Program Offers Veterans a Path into Agriculture" per the DOL's Blog: https://blog.dol.gov/2016/10/03/making-the-grader-usdas-new-program-offers-veterans-a-path-into-agriculture/
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"EEOC to Collect Summary Pay Data" - "First Collection Will Be in March 2018" per EEOC PR:  https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/9-29-16.cfm
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IRS Modifies EPCRS - RP 2016-51:  https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/rp-16-51.pdf
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"Healthy Employees are Happy Employees" per the DOL's Blog:https://blog.dol.gov/2016/09/29/healthy-employees-are-happy-employees/
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"New 'Digest of EEO Law' Issued by EEOC" - "Includes Key Federal Sector Decisions, Special Article on Discrimination Due to Mental Health Conditions Under EEO Laws"https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/9-28-16a.cfm
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"Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors" - Final Rule (advance copy - Sch Fed Reg tomorrow):  https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2016-22964.pdf
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"Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims" per DOL NR:  https://www.dol.gov/ui/data.pdf
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DOJ "...Reaches Settlement with Charter Bank to Resolve Allegations of Lending Discrimination" - "Settlement Provides Over $165,000 in Compensation to Hispanic Borrowers Who Obtained Consumer Loans in Texas" Per DOJ PR:  
https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-reaches-settlement-charter-bank-resolve-allegations-lending-discrimination
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"North Carolina Commerce Department agrees to improve access to workforce programs after US Labor Department’s compliance review" per US DOL NR:https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/oasam/oasam20160926
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"Kathy Drew King Named [NLRB] Regional Director for Brooklyn" per NLRB Announcement:  https://www.nlrb.gov/news-outreach/news-story/kathy-drew-king-named-regional-director-brooklyn-office
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"Joint Statement on U.S- EU Negotiations for a Bilateral Agreement on Insurance and Reinsurance Measures" per US Treasury PR:  https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/jl0558.aspx
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"016-2017 Special Per Diem Rates" IRS Per Diem Rates (IRS Notice 2016-58):https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-16-58.pdf
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EEOC "Small Business Resource Center" - Links, Summaries, Info., etc from the EEOC:  
https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/smallbusiness/index.cfm
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"EEOC Renews Collaborative Agreements With Mexican Consulates in Pacific Northwest" - "Offices Agree to Work Together to Fight Discrimination" per EEOC PR:https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/9-13-16a.cfm
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"Can You Really Start a Business With Just a Smartphone? Yes! " per the SBA Blog ("Industry Word"):  https://www.sba.gov/blogs/can-you-really-start-business-just-smartphone-yes
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Audio/Video Summary of DOL's New Fiduciary Rule sent to clients / friends of RML 9.8.2016.  
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"EEOC Richmond Office and Mexican Consulate Sign Historic Cooperation Pact" per EEOC PR:  https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/9-7-16a.cfm
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"Protecting your business from ransomware" per the FTC's Business Blog:https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/blogs/business-blog/2016/09/protecting-your-business-ransomware
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"EEOC’S Denver Field Office and Mexican Consulate Sign Cooperation Agreement" - "Offices Agree to Work Together to Fight Discrimination" per EEOC PR:https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/9-2-16.cfm
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"PBGC to Pay Benefits at Vertellus Specialties Inc." per PBGC Blog:http://pbgc.gov/about/who-we-are/retirement-matters/post/2016/09/06/PBGC-to-Pay-Benefits-at-Vertellus-Specialties-Inc.aspx
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"Statement of US Labor Secretary Perez on August employment numbers" per DOL PR:  
https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/opa/opa20160902
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"EEOC’S Houston District Office and Mexican Consulate Sign Cooperation Agreement" - "Offices Agree to Work Together to Fight Discrimination" per EEOC PR:https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/8-31-16b.cfm
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"Leaving info behind, in (rental) cars" per the FTC's Business Blog:https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/blogs/business-blog/2016/08/leaving-info-behind-rental-cars
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"Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of August 15 - 19, 2016" per and from the NLRB:https://www.nlrb.gov/cases-decisions/weekly-summaries-decisions/summary-nlrb-decisions-week-august-15-19-2016
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"Pursuing a Degree While Working, Thanks to Flexible Options" per DOL Blog:  https://blog.dol.gov/2016/08/29/pursuing-a-degree-while-working-thanks-to-flexible-options/
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 U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued its final Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation and Related Issues

Guidance:  https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/guidance/retaliation-guidance.cfm
Small Business Fact Sheet:  https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/guidance/retaliation-factsheet.cfm
Q&A Publication:  https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/guidance/retaliation-qa.cfm
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"How Short-Time Compensation Keeps Americans on the Job" per the DOL's Blog:  https://blog.dol.gov/2016/08/26/how-short-time-compensation-keeps-americans-on-the-job/
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"Facilitating State Efforts to Help Workers Save for Retirement" per the US DOL's Blog:  https://blog.dol.gov/2016/08/25/facilitating-state-

efforts-to-help-workers-save-for-retirement/
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"Justice Department Releases New Training Video for Law Enforcement on Interacting with Transgender Community" per DOJ PR:  

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-releases-new-training-video-law-enforcement-interacting-transgender
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"Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims" https://www.dol.gov/ui/data.pdf
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"Labor Department, FAR Council issue final regulations, guidance to ensure federal contractors better comply with workplace rights, 

protections" per DOL PR:  https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/opa/opa20160824
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NLRB "...Decides King Soopers, Revises Treatment of Search-for-Work Expenses" per NLRB Website Release:  https://www.nlrb.gov/news-outreach/news-story/board-decides-king-soopers-revises-treatment-search-work-expenses
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"FTC Announces Agenda for “Putting Disclosures to the Test” - Re Consumer Privacy
per the FTC's Business Blog: https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2016/08/ftc-announces-agenda-putting-disclosures-test
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"What you should know about the EEO-1 Survey's new data file upload system" per the EEOC:  

https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/eeo1survey/eeo1-data-upload-enhancements.cfm
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NLRB Decides "...Student Assistants Covered by the NLRA" per NRLB PR:https://www.nlrb.gov/news-outreach/news-story/board-student-assistants-covered-nlra-0
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"Caring for Elderly Parents" per the US DOL Blog:  https://blog.dol.gov/2016/08/18/caring-for-elderly-parents/
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"Getting a Pension Benefit Estimate from PBGC" per the PBGC Website:http://www.pbgc.gov/wr/transactions/request-pension-benefit-estimate.html
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"Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of August 8 - 12, 2016" per and from the NLRB:https://www.nlrb.gov/cases-decisions/weekly-summaries-decisions/summary-nlrb-decisions-week-august-8-12-2016
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EEOC "Freedom of Information Act" web page - summary, links, etc.https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/foia/index.cfm
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"OSHA Pilots New, Expedited Whistleblower Review Process" - "Agency allows complainants to request judicial review to speed process" per 
US DOL NR:  https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/osha/osha20160816-1
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"Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims" per DOL NR:  https://www.dol.gov/ui/data.pdf
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"Resources on IRS.gov and Social Media Help Employers and Coverage Providers Understand ACA" per IRS HC Tax Tip:  

https://www.irs.gov/affers-understand-aca
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"Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of August 1 - 5, 2016" by the NLRB per NLRB PR:  https://www.nlrb.gov/cases-decisions/weekly-

summaries-decisions/summary-nlrb-decisions-week-august-1-5-2016
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"Consumer Price Index Summary " per BLS ENR:  http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm
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"Justice Department Files Lawsuit Against United Airlines for Violating Employment Rights of U.S. Air Force Reservist" per DOJ PR:  

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-files-lawsuit-against-united-airlines-violating-employment-rights-us-air
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"...Bank to Pay $382 Million to Settle Allegations of Fraudulent Foreign Currency Exchange Practices" per PR from Mass USAO:  

https://www.justice.gov/usao-ma/pr/state-street-bank-pay-382-million-settle-allegations-fraudulent-foreign-currency-exchange
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DOJ "Amendment of Americans With Disabilities Act Title II and Title III
Regulations To Implement ADA Amendments Act of 2008; Final Rule " in today's Fed Reg:  https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-08-11/pdf/2016-17417.pdf
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"Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims"  https://www.dol.gov/ui/data.pdf #unemployment
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"EEOC to Hold Executive Leadership Training in Washington Sept. 19-20" per EEOC PR:  https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/8-9-16.cfm

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ADAAA Rule Will be Published in the Fed Reg Tomorrow!  

Here is a link to an advance copy.  

https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/08/11/2016-17417/amendment-of-americans-with-disabilities-act-regulations-to-implement-the-americans-with
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"IRS Withholding Calculator" https://www.irs.gov/individuals/irs-withholding-calculator
_____________________________________________________

"Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of July 25 - 29, 2016" from/by the NLRB:  https://www.nlrb.gov/cases-decisions/weekly-summaries-decisions/summary-nlrb-decisions-week-july-25-29-2016
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Coffee House "...Franchise to Pay $150,000 to Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit" involving sexual harassment (of even some teen employees) and retaliation:  https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/8-2-16.cfm
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"FTC staff sends warning letters about anti-Zika claims" per FTC Business Blog:  https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/blogs/business-blog/2016/08/ftc-staff-sends-warning-letters-about-anti-zika-claims
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"Employment Situation Summary" Re Payroll and Unemployment, etc. per BLS ENR:  http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm
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Don't Forget - "EEO-1 Survey for 2016 Now Open" - "Private Sector Employers Must Provide Workforce Data to EEOC by Sept. 30" per EEOC PR:  https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/8-1-16.cfm
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RML Recent Updates Video, Reminders, Checklists, Strategies, etc. sent to RML Friends and Clients!  Enjoy!!!!  www.roganmortonlaw.com
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"Worker falls 22 feet to death, 4 months after OSHA cites employer for failing to protect workers on the same job site" per DOL NR:  https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/osha/osha20160801-2
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DOL/OSHA New "Hear and now" challenge - "Make a difference in preventing work-induced hearing loss by submitting your innovative solutions to Challenge.gov by Sept. 30, 2016" per DOL Webpage:  https://www.dol.gov/featured/hearing/
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"Statement by Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy Karen Dynan For The Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee of The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association" per US Treasury PR:  https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/jl0531.aspx
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"Employment Cost Index - June 2016" per DOL/BLS PR:  http://www.bls.gov/news.release/eci.nr0.htm
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"EEOC Issues Resource Document, Announces Plans to Improve Data Collection and Outreach on Religious Discrimination" - "New Fact Sheet Addresses Rights, Responsibilities for Youth" per EEOC PR:  https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/7-22-16.cfm
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"Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims" https://www.dol.gov/ui/data.pdf #unemployment
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"Joint U.S.- EU Financial Regulatory Forum Joint Statement" https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/jl0528.aspx
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"Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of July 11 - 15, 2016" per and by the NLRB:  https://www.nlrb.gov/cases-decisions/weekly-summaries-decisions/summary-nlrb-decisions-week-july-11-15-2016
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"Justice Department and State Attorneys General Sue to Block Anthem’s Acquisition of Cigna, Aetna’s Acquisition of Humana" per DOJ PR:  https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-and-state-attorneys-general-sue-block-anthem-s-acquisition-cigna-aetna-s
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"Statement From Secretary Lew on the Six-Year Anniversary of the Enactment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act" per PR from the US Treasury:  https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/jl0525.aspx
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"President Names Babette A. Ceccotti to PBGC Advisory Committee" per PBGC PR:  http://pbgc.gov/news/press/releases/pr16-11.html
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"Joint Statement on Improvements in U.S.-EU Regulatory Cooperation" per US Treasury PR:  https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/jl0521.aspx
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"OIP Releases Guidance on the New Requirements for FOIA Response Letters" per DOJ PR:  https://www.justice.gov/oip/blog/oip-releases-guidance-new-requirements-foia-response-letters
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"OSHA delays effective date for enforcing employees' rights to report
workplace injuries, illnesses" per OSHA TR:  https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=32802
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PBGC Releases "July 15, 2016 Interest Rate Update" per PBGC website:  http://pbgc.gov/prac/interest/monthly.html
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"EEOC Announces Second Opportunity for Public to Submit Comments on Proposal to Collect Pay Data" - "Public Can Submit Comments on Proposed  Update of EEO-1 Report Through August 15, 2016" per EEOC PR:  https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/7-13-16.cfm
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"Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims" per DOL NR:  https://www.dol.gov/ui/data.pdf
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"Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin Remarks at the FINRA National Financial Capability Study Release" per US Treasury PR:  https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/jl0511.aspx
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"Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of June 27 - July 1, 2016" from and by the NLRB:  https://www.nlrb.gov/cases-decisions/weekly-summaries-decisions/summary-nlrb-decisions-week-june-27-july-1-2016
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NLRB "Board Decides Miller & Anderson, Returns to Sturgis Standard" per NLRB PR ("...petitioners seeking to represent employees in bargaining units that combine both solely and jointly employed employees of a single user employer are no longer required to obtain employer consent."):  https://www.nlrb.gov/news-outreach/news-story/board-decides-miller-anderson-returns-sturgis-standard
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"Bureau of International Labor Affairs issues report on submission under the North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation" per DOL NR:  https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/ilab/ilab20160708
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IRS Releases RP 2016-39 "Changes in accounting periods and in methods of accounting" for certain gains or loss eson shares in a money market fund (MMF):  https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/rp-16-39.pdf
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"Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims" per DOL NR:  https://www.dol.gov/ui/data.pdf
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"IRS Offers Tips on Filing an Amended Tax Return" per IRS Summertime Tax Tip:  https://www.irs.gov/uac/irs-offers-tips-on-filing-an-amended-tax-return
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"Division of Norfolk Southern settles charges of hiring discrimination at Roanoke facility in agreement with US Labor Department" per DOL/OFCCP PR:  https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/ofccp/ofccp20160705
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"Keeping Waste and Recycling Workers Safe When Things Heat Up" https://blog.dol.gov/2016/06/24/keeping-waste-and-recycling-workers-safe-when-things-heat-up/
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"US Department of Labor announces new rules to adjust civil penalty amounts" per DOL NR:https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=32745
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"FTC Raises Civil Penalty Maximums to Adjust for Inflation" per FTC PR:  https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2016/06/ftc-raises-civil-penalty-maximums-adjust-inflation
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"Financial Stability Oversight Council Announces Rescission of Nonbank Financial Company Designation" per US Treasury PR:  https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/jl0503.aspx
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"Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of June 13 - 17, 2016" per (and by) the NLRB: https://www.nlrb.gov/cases-decisions/weekly-summaries-decisions/summary-nlrb-decisions-week-june-13-17-2016
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"Statement of G-7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors" Re the #UK:  https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/jl0498.aspx
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"Track or treat? InMobi’s location tracking ignored consumers’ privacy settings" per the FTC's Business Blog: https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/blogs/business-blog/2016/06/track-or-treat-inmobis-location-tracking-ignored-consumers
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"Social Security Board of Trustees: Long-Range Projection Unchanged for Trust Fund Reserve Depletion" per SSA PR:  https://www.ssa.gov/news/press/releases/#/post/6-2016-1
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"Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of June 6 - 10, 2016" from/by the NLRB:  https://www.nlrb.gov/cases-decisions/weekly-summaries-decisions/summary-nlrb-decisions-week-june-6-10-2016
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"PBGC’s Two Pension Insurance Programs: Single-Employer and Multiemployer" per the PBGC's Retirement Matters (summaries, links, etc.):  
http://pbgc.gov/about/who-we-are/retirement-matters/post/2016/06/20/PBGCs-Two-Pension-Insurance-Programs-Single-Employer-and-Multiemployer.aspx
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"EEOC to Hold Public Meeting on Proposed Reboot of Harassment Prevention Efforts" per EEOC PR:  
https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/6-17-16.cfm
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"The Power of Women’s Voices" per the US DOL's Blog:  http://blog.dol.gov/2016/06/16/the-power-of-womens-voices/
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"Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of May 31 - June 3, 2016" from the NLRB:  https://www.nlrb.gov/cases-decisions/weekly-summaries-decisions/summary-nlrb-decisions-week-may-31-june-3-2016
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"Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew Remarks On U.S.-China Economic Relations At the American Enterprise Institute" per US Treasury PR:  https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/jl0488.aspx
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"Health-y reading" Re FTC Enforcement Actions in the Healthcare Sector - per the FTC Competition Matters Blog: https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/blogs/competition-matters/2016/05/health-y-reading
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"Treasury International Capital Data For April" per US Treasury PR:  https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/jl0487.aspx
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"Standing Up for Workers Subjected to Horrific Conditions Without Pay" per DOL NR: http://blog.dol.gov/2016/06/14/standing-up-for-workers-subjected-to-horrific-conditions-without-pay/
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"OFCCP

Updates Sex Discrimination Rule" per DOL Website with Final Rule, FAQs, Summaries, Information, Fact Sheet, etc.  https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/sexdiscrimination.html

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"PBGC Selects Firms for Smaller Asset Manager Pilot Program" per PBGC PR:  http://www.pbgc.gov/news/press/releases/pr16-08.html
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OSC Updates Its Poster Re "Refugees and Asylees Have The Right To Work: What Employers Should Know"
https://www.justice.gov/crt/file/865651/download #discrimination
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"Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims"  https://www.dol.gov/ui/data.pdf #unemployment
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EBSA Releases Proposed Rule - Expatriate Health Plans Re "Expatriate Health Plans, Expatriate Health Plan Issuers, and Qualified Expatriates;

Excepted Benefits; Lifetime and Annual Limits; and Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance" sch for Fed Reg on 6/10:  https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2016-13583.pdf
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"US Labor Department, Furniture [retailer] reach comprehensive settlement" - "Company to abate all hazards, implement safeguards to prevent future injuries" per SA released by DOL:  https://www.dol.gov/sites/default/files/newsroom/newsreleases/AshleyFINAL.pdf
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"Subsidiary of ... leading chemical company, settles charges of hiring discrimination with US Labor Department" per DOL / OFCCP PR:  
https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/ofccp/ofccp20160607
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"2016 U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue Joint U.S.-China Fact Sheet – Economic Track" per PR from the US Treasury:  https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/jl0484.aspx
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"Health-y reading" Re "...updated versions of our three overviews of FTC enforcement actions and policy work in the health care sector" ... per the FTC's business blog:  https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/blogs/competition-matters/2016/05/health-y-reading
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"CAN-SPAM: A study in “mask” communication" per the FTC's Business Blog:  https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/blogs/business-blog/2016/06/can-spam-study-mask-communication
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"EEOC Seeks Public Input on Proposed Enforcement Guidance on National Origin Discrimination" per EEOC PR:  https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/6-2-16a.cfm
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"Getting Veterans the Credentials They’ve Earned" per DOL Blog:  http://blog.dol.gov/2016/06/03/getting-veterans-the-credentials-theyve-earned/
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"Justice Department Issues Draft Guidance Regarding Expert Testimony and Lab Reports in Forensic Science" per DOJ PR:  

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-issues-draft-guidance-regarding-expert-testimony-and-lab-reports-forensic
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"PBGC Proposes Rule to Facilitate Mergers of Multiemployer Pension Plans" per PBGC PR: http://www.pbgc.gov/news/press/releases/pr16-07.html
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