Judge Blocks Overtime Rule Implementation for TX Employees


On June 28, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas blocked the enforcement of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) final rule to raise the minimum salary thresholds for the white-collar overtime exemptions. The judge in the case issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) blocking implementation of the rule for Texas state employees only.

Hygienically Clean: TRSA Prepares to Launch Promotional Campaign with Benchmarking Survey


A recent survey of Hygienically Clean Healthcare-certified and HLAC-accredited laundry operators found that only 20% of acute and nonacute healthcare requests for proposal (RFPs) require certification/accreditation with any preference for either program. The survey will be used as a baseline as TRSA rolls out an outreach program during the next 18 months to decisionmakers and influencers touting the value of Hygienically Clean certification and reusable textiles.

NPPTL Promises to Work to Ensure Increased Use of Healthcare Textiles


A workshop recently convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) has recommended greater use of hygienically clean reusable personal protective equipment (PPE) in hospitals and other healthcare settings, according to the official proceedings of the workshop released today.

EPA Officials Update Industry on Potential PFAS Regs


TRSA recently hosted a webinar featuring a pair of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials to update the industry on the potential for per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) regulations. More than 100 linen, uniform and facility services executives attended the presentation.

6/25 Roundtable: What Takes GM Time and Whether It’s Right


TRSA’s June 25 General Managers’ Virtual Roundtable (1 p.m. EDT) will enable GMs to swap strategies for personal priority-setting in bearing ultimate responsibility for all activity in linen, uniform and facility services plants they oversee. Discussion will support their efforts to be flexible with their time as they oversee sales, service, laundry production and administration operations of laundry facilities.

New York Governor Halts Congestion-Pricing Plans


New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) announced yesterday that she is shelving the long-awaited tolling plan known as congestion pricing, just weeks before it was scheduled to go into effect. The program was set to begin collecting tolls on June 30.