Regulation Watch

Welcome to I4AW’s Regulation Watch, an online resource for those working on federal labor policy who want keep track of labor regulations and NLRB cases in real time, monitor their status, and submit comments swiftly.

Regulation Watch also serves as a reference guide on current labor issues to get a quick understanding of nuanced topics to inform your labor research and public comments for submission.

Summary of Regulation Statuses

REGULATIONS FOR FEEDBACK

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Standard for Determining Joint-Employer Status - National Labor Relations Board

Summary: For decades the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) joint employer standard established that businesses are not joint employers unless they are found to exert direct and immediate control of employees of another business. The Obama NLRB created a…

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NOTICE
COMMENT OPEN
COMMENT CLOSED
FINAL DECISION

Independent Contracting - Department of Labor

Summary: Independent contracting has become a controversial issue as administrative agencies, Congress, and even states have been attempting to redefine who is an employee and who is an independent worker. Many leaders, including President Joe Biden,…

TOPIC
NOTICE
COMMENT OPEN
COMMENT CLOSED
FINAL DECISION

ESG - Department of Labor

Summary: While there has long been a complicated and shifting network of laws and regulations governing private sector retirement plan investing, legal requirements have traditionally established that investors/fiduciaries have a fiduciary responsibility to retirement plan holders to focus on…

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NOTICE
COMMENT OPEN
COMMENT CLOSED
FINAL DECISION

Blocking Charges - NLRB

Summary: Over decades the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has enacted policy changes around union election and decertification procedures. On November 4, 2022, the Biden NLRB proposed a new rule, Representation-Case Procedures: Election Bars;…

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NOTICE
COMMENT OPEN
COMMENT CLOSED
FINAL DECISION

Davis-Bacon - Department of Labor

Summary: On March 18, 2022, the President Joe Biden’s Department of Labor (DOL) proposed a rule to change how Davis-Bacon prevailing wage rates are calculated and enforced for federally assisted construction projects, which would significantly increase the costs…

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