Tag: Executive Order

Supreme Court’s action on ‘travel ban’ eases some employer concerns

by Tammy Binford and Holly Jones The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to allow a limited form of President Donald Trump’s “travel ban” to take effect means people from the affected countries who work for employers in the United States are probably exempt from the ban. But the decision doesn’t clear up all questions for those […]

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Supreme Court ruling allows ‘travel ban’ Executive Order to take limited effect

On June 26, the last day of the current term, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to determine whether the “travel ban” Executive Order’s (EO) focus on primarily Muslim countries violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and whether the EO exceeds President Donald Trump’s authority granted by the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The […]

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‘Religious liberty’ order leaves LGBT nondiscrimination provisions intact

On May 4, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) that, unlike a draft version, leaves intact Obama-era LGBT nondiscrimination requirements for federal contractors. The EO, which one expert described as largely hortatory, addresses tax exemptions for religious organizations and the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) contraceptive mandate. But it includes little affirmative movement, according […]

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Advocacy groups challenge Trump’s 2-for-1 regulation requirement

Three liberal advocacy groups have filed a lawsuit alleging that President Donald Trump’s 2-for-1 regulation mandate violates the U.S. Constitution and directs agencies to violate federal law. In a January 30 Executive Order, Trump instructed federal agencies to cut two regulations for every new one issued during the current fiscal year. He said the order […]

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Travel ban prompts questions about future of foreign workers in U.S.

President Donald Trump’s executive order affecting foreign nationals and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries sparked an uproar from a number of major employers—particularly those in the tech sector—but it may be just the first signal of a new and uncertain atmosphere for companies wishing to employ foreign workers.  Trump’s order, issued on January 27, prohibits […]

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Trump aims to help businesses with 2-for-1 regulatory plan

On January 30, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order directing federal agencies to cut two regulations for every new one issued during the current fiscal year (FY). The move is aimed at alleviating regulatory burdens on both small and large businesses, Trump said while signing the order. The order says that unless prohibited by […]

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Trump takes aim at ACA on first day in office

Following his inauguration on January 20, President Donald Trump signed his first round of Executive Orders, including one directing federal agencies to ease enforcement of some Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements. Trump told agencies to “waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay the implementation of”ACA provisions that impose fees or other burdens on a range […]

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What Can Federal Contractors Expect Under the Trump Administration? Here’s What We Know So Far

by David Fortney and H. Juanita Beecher of Fortney & Scott On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Employers have been carefully monitoring the transition to get a sense of how the incoming administration will approach labor and employment issues that affect federal […]

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Judge blocks Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces final rule

by Susan Warshaw Ebner, H. Juanita M. Beecher, and Sean Lee A Texas federal district court judge has granted a nationwide preliminary injunction that blocks implementation of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule’s requirements that federal contractors report labor law violations, that the government consider such disclosures when awarding contracts, and that contractors include […]

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Proposed Paid Sick Leave Rule for Federal Contractors Published

By Susan Schoenfeld, JD The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced a proposed rule to implement Executive Order 13706, Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors. Executive Order 13706 was signed by President Barack Obama on September 7, 2015, and requires parties that enter into covered contracts with the federal government to provide covered […]

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