Tag: President Donald Trump


Trump Executive Order Calls for Broader Use of AHPs, HRAs

A recent Executive Order from President Donald Trump aims to give employers greater latitude in banding together to purchase health coverage, and in subsidizing employees’ coverage through health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs).


Trump administration pumps the brakes on new OSHA rules

by Eric J. Conn President Donald Trump was carried into the White House on promises (or threats) of rolling back government regulations. At the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this year, his now former senior policy adviser, Steve Bannon, framed the president’s agenda in terms of “deconstruction of the administrative state,” meaning he plans to […]


Multiemployer Pension Plan Insurance Program Likely Insolvent by 2025

The insurance program for multiemployer pension plans, which covers more than 10 million Americans, is likely to run out of money by the end of 2025, according to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s FY 2016 Projections Report and a recent PBCG press release.

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The High Cost of Employee Turnover: The White House Edition

Whether you agree with him or not, one thing’s for sure: With President Donald Trump, there is never a dull moment! This edition of HR Strange But True is not meant to be a one-sided political discussion. It’s simply an example of how costly employee turnover can be, and with the latest hiring and firing—at […]


New Immigration Bill Called Radical and Not Proemployment

The new immigration bill President Donald Trump touts as a way to “restore our competitive edge in the 21st century” calls for cutting immigration levels in half over a decade and creating a system that favors highly educated and skilled immigrants with English ability over those with family in the United States.


Trump v. Sessions: Constructive discharge? ‘We’ll see what happens’

by Michele L. (Warnock) Brott Not long ago, I wrote a rather lofty theoretical analysis about the notion of “constructive discharge,” or the legally frowned-upon practice of forcing employees to quit instead of firing them. I never expected a real-life threat of constructive discharge to erupt on the national stage. But, voilà! The very public […]


What is the Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act?

The Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act is a bill that has been introduced in Congress in early 2017[i]. It has not yet gone past the introductory stage and has been referred to the Committee on the Judiciary for further assessment. It is unknown whether it will progress further or not at this point. No votes […]