Search Results Archives: March 2019

March 29, 2019

Chao reports hours of service reform rulemaking heading to OMB

From: Tandem Thoughts

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said owner-operators and small-business truckers hoping for flexibility in hours of service should get some good news soon.

Chao made an appearance at the Mid-America Trucking Show in her hometown of Louisville, Ky., to announce that a notice of proposed rulemaking has been sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review. The proposal was sent to OMB on Thursday.

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March 22, 2019

Real Estate, Bank Lobbies Get Tax Victory From White House Review

From: Bloomberg Tax

Lydia O’Neal, Reporter

The real estate and banking lobbies asked, the White House’s regulatory review office listened—and then the administration helped those industries become eligible for a $414.5 billion perk in the 2017 tax law.

March 7, 2019

Regulations Coming Soon for Lab-Grown Meat

From: The Regulatory Review


USDA involvement with cultured meat labeling, however, leaves open the question of whether the term “meat” will appear on these products when they come to market.

One group from the traditional meat production industry, the United States Cattlemen’s Association, petitioned USDA in early 2018, requesting that the agency define “meat” narrowly to prevent products from being labeled as such unless they came from the carcass of an animal. The Association argued that consumers could be misled by cultured and plant based meat products labeled with the term “meat.”

March 1, 2019

White House Reviewing DOL Proposal on Franchise Liability

From: Bloomberg

Jaclyn Diaz, Reporter

The Labor Department’s controversial proposal on shared liability for wage and hour infractions in franchise and staffing arrangements is undergoing review by the White House ’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. This is the first step of regulatory review before a proposal can be released to the public for comments.

It’s unclear what the rule will look like once published, but it’s widely expected that the DOL will move to limit shared liability for multiple businesses in contractual relationships….