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November 1 calendarAs an update to last week’s blog post [Mark Your Calendar! Deadline on New OSHA Recordkeeping Rule is Around the Corner], the initial deadline to comply with OSHA’s new anti-retaliation provisions has been pushed back from August 10, 2010, to November 1, 2016.

Several industry groups filed a complaint in federal court in Texas seeking to block the final rule, leading OSHA to delay the enforcement date. The delay will allow OSHA “to conduct additional outreach and provide additional materials and guidance for employers.” Employers are still required to inform employees that they have the right to report work-related injuries and illnesses and that employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees for such reporting – which can be accomplished by posting a workplace poster dated April 2015 or later.