UPDATE: Scalia Fills Labor Role

On September 26, 2019, the Senate confirmed labor and employment attorney Eugene Scalia for Labor Secretary, in a 53-44 vote that was divided along party lines. Scalia served as the Labor Department’s chief legal officer from 2002-2003, before entering private … Continue reading

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Scalia Fills Labor Role

Just as businesses were expressing cautious optimism over the interim replacement of Labor Secretary Acosta by veteran GOP operative and business ally Patrick Pizzella,  on July 18, 2019 the President announced plans to nominate business attorney Eugene Scalia to fill … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Court Confirms that Employers Are to Provide Pay Data to EEOC by Sep. 30

On April 25, U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan issued a ruling accepting the EEOC’s proposal (which we previously reported on here) that employers who file EEO-1 reports must submit wage data broken down by race, sex, and ethnicity by Sep. … Continue reading

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EEOC Sets Deadline of Sep. 30 for Employers To Submit Pay Data

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has just announced that it will require employers who file EEO-1 reports (typically employers with at least 100 employees and federal contractors with 50 or more employees and at least $50,000 in contracts) to … Continue reading

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Employees Use of Their Employers’ Email Resources for Union Activities

In Purple Communications Inc., 361 NLRB No. 126 (December 11, 2014) the NLRB reversed established precedent that employees did not have statutory rights to use their employers’ email resources for union activity.  In that case, the Board held that employees … Continue reading

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FMLA Tax Credit Available For Some Employers Who Offer Paid Leave

Although the federal Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) does not require employers to provide paid leave, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed late last year by President Trump, provides a tax credit incentive beginning this year for employers … Continue reading

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2017 Immigration Recap for Employers

2017 has proven to be a busy year for immigration. Below is a recap of three pertinent developments that employers should keep in mind: 30/60 day misrepresentation rule eliminated.  Foreign nationals entering the U.S. on a specific non-immigrant visa are … Continue reading

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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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