Religious discrimination hasn’t been a major concern for employers in recent years. There’s little case law on the subject and religious-based complaints rank low in the government’s charge statistics. But recent trends call for a renewed look at the issues surrounding religion in the workplace, one expert says.
Category: Employment Law
Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor has questioned whether the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has the authority to set any salary threshold for overtime pay—not just the pending increase that effectively brings the threshold to $47,476.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) would see an almost 21% reduction in funding under the White House’s proposed 2018 discretionary spending budget, released March 16.
Recently proposed legislation affecting the Affordable Care Act (ACA) alleviates much of the law’s burden on employers. And even though the bill will probably face several rounds of changes, the provisions undoing employers’ responsibilities are relatively uncontroversial and will likely be left alone, experts say.
Congress voted March 6 to repeal a regulation requiring federal contractors to report employment law violations to agencies that award contracts. President Trump is expected to approve the resolution.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s announcement that it has decided not to hear arguments in a case regarding restroom access for transgender students doesn’t directly affect employment, but it puts employers on notice to keep up with developments that could affect the workplace.
The Trump administration implemented two major changes to its immigration policies during the last few days, and the full effect for employers remains to be seen. Between a replacement immigration Executive Order (EO) and the suspension of a fast-track process for H1B (highly skilled) worker visas, employers and their foreign employees may soon face new […]
As we’ve discussed in recent articles, the Trump administration’s aggressive stance on immigration enforcement suggests that employers should also be prepared for an increase in workplace audits and document inspections from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). (For additional information on what to do if ICE comes knocking, see this article.)
Question: Is a “nonprofit” religious organization subject to the same 6 criteria as described for the “for-profit” organization (as explained by the Department of Labor)?
A health insurer that had laptops with personal information stolen can be sued by participants, even if they have no evidence that the thieves later misused the data, a federal appeals court ruled.