NLRB: New Law of Unilateral Changes

There is a flurry of articles on the  NLRB decisions last week, reversing Obama-era rulings on the subjects of joint employers (Hy-Brand Industrial Contractors) handbook policies (The Boeing Co.) and the ‘micro-unit standard’ in representation cases (PCC Structurals Inc.) Another … Continue reading

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Forecasted Changes with a Republican NLRB

With the confirmation of William Emanuel by the Senate on September 25, 2017, the NLRB has a Republican majority. Democrat/union lawyer members had been in the majority for many years. Republican Marvin Kaplan had been confirmed by the Senate on … Continue reading

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Immigration Alert: DHS Commits to Ending DACA

On September 5, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) committed to a wind down of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA began in August 2012 when DHS started accepting requests for consideration of deferred action for … Continue reading

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OMB Blocks EEOC’s Pay Reporting Requirements

Last Tuesday, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) halted the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s collection of pay data from employer information reports, called EEO-1s. See here. The EEOC finalized the rule related to pay data collection in September 2016 in … Continue reading

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Federal Court strikes down Overtime Rule

A Texas federal district court judge invalidated the Department of Labor’s (“DOL’s”) controversial Final Rule that would have made more than 4 million currently exempt employees eligible for overtime. On May 23, 2016, the DOL issued its Final Rule which … Continue reading

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Occupational Opaqueness: The Uncertain Future of OSHA Regulation and the Electronic Recordkeeping and Reporting Rule

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is still without an agency head six months into the presidency of Donald Trump. As such, the future of OSHA is unclear in light of the president’s promises of less government intervention and … 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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Immigration Update: Executive Order’s Travel Ban Creates Chaos for Foreign Workers and Their Employers

Late on Friday, January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order immediately suspending the ability of citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen to enter the United Sates for a period of 90 days. The implementation … Continue reading

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