- Whistleblower tips to SEC grew in fiscal 2015
The number of whistleblower tips and complaints to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Office of the Whistleblower increased in fiscal year 2015, but at a lower rate than in the previous year.
- 7.2% workers comp rate hike OK’d in Delaware
The Delaware Compensation Rating Bureau’s proposed 7.2% increase in voluntary workers compensation rates has been approved by the insurance commissioner.
- Despite PBGC deficit, sharp premium hikes stir opposition
Increases to premiums employers pay to the PBGC have been implemented to help cover the organization’s record high deficit, however, critics say the hikes threaten the defined benefit pension system itself.
- Workplace safety can help boost profits
Making the connection between workplace safety and profitability can reinforce and spur greater attention to improving safety practices and reducing workers compensation costs in the construction industry.
- Uber denied class action order appeal in driver lawsuit
(Reuters) — A U.S. appeals court has denied Uber’s request to immediately appeal an order approving class certification in a driver lawsuit.
- SEC urges firms to report possible Foreign Corrupt Practices Act misconduct
(Reuters) — Public companies will be required to self-report potential foreign bribery violations to U.S.
- Barclays to pay up in foreign exchange trading rigging charges
(Reuters) — Barclays will pay an additional $150 million to financial regulators to resolve allegations that it rigged foreign exchange trading.
- Hybrid pension sponsors catch a break on interest-crediting transition
Final IRS regulations on hybrid pension plans give plan sponsors another year to bring interest-crediting rates down to market value.
- Worker's leg amputation leads to OSHA fine for metal parts maker
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited and proposed $74,000 in fines against a manufacturer after an employee’s amputation.