HR News Flash: FLSA, OSHA, IRS & ADAAA
April 1, 2011

Here’s the very latest in Human Resources news! These are a few things we think you should know.

FLSA Right to Know Proposal.

In April 2011, the Right to Know proposed rulemaking of the federal Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) is expected to be released. The proposal covers aspects including updated recordkeeping regulations, as well as disclosure to workers about their status as employees or independent contractors.

OSHA Summary Posting.

From February 1 to April 30, 2011, OSHA requires that employers post a summary (OSHA Form 300A) of the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in 2010.

IRS Tax Filing Deadline.

The traditional tax return filing deadline is April 15 of each year, but the IRS has approved April 18, 2011 as the tax filing deadline for 2010 tax forms.

H-1B Filing Season.

On April 1, 2011, the filing period begins for new H-1B petitions to be counted toward the annual cap of 85,000 new H-1Bs for fiscal year 2012.

Final ADAAA Regulations.

On March 24, 2011, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published its final regulations concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) which established a broad definition of “disability.” (For more information, please see second article below.)