Tag: President Obama

Beyond the Wall—Immigration, Employers, and the Trump Administration (Part 2)

How might employers be impacted by immigration-related policies and practices under the Trump administration?  In part 1 of this article, I looked at areas such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) enforcement, mandatory E-Verify, and changes to employment-based/H1-B visas.  Here we take a look at more potential changes to legal immigration-related actions the Trump administration […]

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Social Media? Video Interviews? Great, but Legal Dangers Lurk

People spend, on average, 2–3 hours per day on social media or social networking. Companies, loath to fall behind, are using social media and video interviews on a regular basis. While it is important for companies to progress with the times to best reach potential applicants and market their products and services, there is potential […]

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DOL Makes the Case for Paid Leave

By Susan Schoenfeld, JD In an all-out blitz, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has undertaken a number of efforts to encourage states and private employers to support paid leave. Included in those efforts:

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Obama Proposals Would Expand Access to Retirement Savings Accounts

In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama made his stance clear: More Americans should have the ability to save for retirement at work—and the ability to take their savings with them as they move from job to job. Obama’s proposals—which will be detailed further in his FY2017 budget—aim to ensure near universal […]

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Pay Transparency: What It Is and What It Does

By Susan Schoenfeld, JD In 2014, in an effort to address the issue of pay transparency, President Obama signed Executive Order (EO) 13665, Non-Retaliation for Disclosure of Compensation Information, which prohibits federal contractors from discharging or discriminating in any way against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their own compensation or the […]

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Pay Transparency Final Rule Published: Who Is Impacted and When

By Susan Schoenfeld, JD The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has released its final rule implementing Executive Order (EO) 13665, Non-Retaliation for Disclosure of Compensation Information. The EO prohibits federal contractors from discharging or discriminating against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their own compensation or […]

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LGBT final rule for contractors published

The final rule implementing President Barack Obama’s Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against employees and applicants based on sexual orientation and gender identity has been published in the December 9 Federal Register. The rule implements Executive Order 13672, which Obama signed on July 21. The order directed the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) […]

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$10.10 minimum wage for contractors set for January 1

President Barack Obama’s Executive Order raising the minimum wage for federal contractors and subcontractors is set to take effect for all federal contracts beginning on or after January 1. Obama signed Executive Order 13658 on February 12. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced the final rule implementing the order on October 1. The DOL […]

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Employers await effects of Executive Order on immigration

While political wrangling over President Barack Obama’s newest Executive Order rages, employers need to understand the impact the immigration order will have on their workplaces. Obama announced what he’s calling the Immigration Accountability Executive Actions in an address November 20. A fact sheet from the White House says the order will “crack down on illegal […]

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