Legislative

Last week, two organizations released updated span table materials with the new Southern Pine (SP) design values effective June 1, 2013.

In a 2-1 decision, a three judge panel for the Third Circuit Court of Appeals has found a recess appointment to the NLRB by President Obama unconstitutional.

On May 1, the ALSC Board of Review held a meeting in which it reviewed the status of lumber testing plans for various western species. 

On May 7, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit held that the NLRB's rule requiring employers to post a notice of employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act ("NLRA") is invalid.

More employers are following the lead of companies such as CVS Caremark, which recently made news by requiring its employees to receive health screenings or face a $50-per-month penalty on their health insurance premiums.

As lawmakers submit their amendments to the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill, alliances will be tested between both the members on the Judiciary Committee who crafted the bill and those who oppose it.

OSHA released an interpretation letter clarifying that nonunion employees can select anyone, including nonemployee union representatives, to accompany OSHA officials during safety inspections of their employer’s worksite.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has gone from a distant deadline to an imminent reality, with the controversial "play or pay" provisions scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2014.

OSHA sent a memorandum on April 29 announcing an initiative to further protect temporary employees from workplace hazards.

The following SBCA correspondence was sent via email today to all CMs who serve Ohio markets.