Tag: President Trump

overtime

Proposed Comp Time Law and Overtime Regs: What’s the Connection?

You’ve probably heard by now that the U.S. House of Representatives last week passed a new law that allows private employers to offer employees comp time in lieu of overtime pay. That law has not yet been passed in the U.S. Senate but what if it is? How will it impact your compensation plan? Will […]

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Marijuana

Trump: No Plans to Interfere with Medical Marijuana

Despite the negative views of marijuana (medicinal and otherwise) held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Trump Administration will not expend resources towards thwarting states’ medical marijuana laws.

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What's Next

What’s the Outlook for the DOL Overtime Rules and the AHCA?

What’s the future for the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) overtime rule?  And now that the American Health Care Act (AHCA) has passed in the U.S. House of Representatives, what should we expect from the U.S. Senate?  Melissa Sharp Murdock, Esq., Director, External Affairs for WorldatWork discussed these questions Tuesday at the WorldatWork Total Rewards […]

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healthcare

ACA ‘Repeal’ Bill Eases Employer Requirements, Faces Uphill Battle in Senate

Now that the House has passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA)—an Obamacare repeal and replace proposal—the ball is in the Senate’s court. And while Republicans there say they won’t adopt the House version wholesale, most of the provisions easing requirements for employers are likely to appear in the Senate’s bill as well.

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ACA

Modified AHCA Narrowly Passes House

In a squeaker of a vote, a modified version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed the House today, 217-213. The vote was cleanly split along party lines, with no Democrats supporting the legislation (and 20 Republicans voting against it).

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DOL

Senate Confirms Acosta as U.S. Secretary of Labor

The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed Alexander Acosta as Secretary of Labor, by a vote of 60-38.   Eight Democrats joined the Republican majority in voting for President Trump’s nominee, completing Trump’s Cabinet just shy of his 100th day in office.

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immigration

Immigration Week in Review: ‘Buy American, Hire American,’ I-9 Form Errors, and an H-1B’s Nest of News

April showers bring May flowers, tax returns, and … immigration enforcement policy? Apparently, it’s true—just as spring finally began springing throughout those colder parts of the country, immigration news also began popping up from the federal agencies like a less colorful bouquet of crocuses, daffodils, and tulips.

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