Arizona Governor Signs Ban-the-Box Measure for State Employment

On November 6, 2017, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed an Executive Order (EO) implementing a “ban-the-box” initiative for applicants of employment with the State. Ban-the-box initiatives eliminate questions about a prospective employee’s criminal convictions and history on job applications.  These … Continue reading

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Labor Law Meets the NFL Anthem Protests

Recently, Jerry Jones – the outspoken owner of the Dallas Cowboys – announced an official policy that any of his players who kneeled during the national anthem would be benched. On October 11, United Labor Unions Local 100, based in … Continue reading

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Harassment in the workplace: Where do we stand? Where are we going?

In 2016, the EEOC developed a task force gathered leading scholars, regulators, and attorneys in discrimination law and asked them to analyze the state of American workplace discrimination. The task force confirmed what we expected and expanded on what we … Continue reading

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Breaking Immigration Developments: President Trump’s Second Travel Ban Halted

In his first 100 days in office, President Trump has entrenched himself in a battle against the federal courts to enforce his now-infamous travel bans. Just over a year ago, the then-candidate Trump called for a ban of all Muslims … Continue reading

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Nationwide Injunction Halts Enforcement of DOL Regulation on Overtime Pay

Yesterday, a federal judge from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas entered a nationwide preliminary injunction prohibiting the U.S. Department of Labor from implementing updates to the salary requirements for exempt employees. Earlier this year, … Continue reading

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