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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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.
A federal court of appeals has granted the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) its third extension in defending a lawsuit challenging new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations.
The year 2016 was by far the biggest yet for monetary settlements under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s (HIPAA) privacy and security rules, and 2017 thus far is proceeding apace, a leading HIPAA attorney told a recent conference.
Unlike the far more challenging task of bringing back jobs by reversing economic trends, the manufacturing industry possesses far greater control over regaining job seekers’ interest. Ironically, the industry can use technology—the very disruptive entity responsible for so much change—to save itself. Armed with the right talent acquisition software, manufacturers can reach and attract the job seekers that they so desperately need.
Two subsidiaries of the Walt Disney Co. have agreed to pay $3.8 million to settle claims that they improperly deducted uniform and “costume” expenses from workers’ pay.
On March 31, President Trump signed legislation to nullify a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) rule that narrowly limited the circumstances under which drug testing may be carried out by states in administering their unemployment insurance systems.
The Department of Labor (DOL) on April 4 released details of a 60-day delay in implementation of its new fiduciary rule and Best Interest Contract Exemption (BICE). The rule formalizing the extension, was published in the Federal Register on April 7, also delivered changes that significantly reduce compliance burdens during a transition period until January […]
The Senate has confirmed President Trump’s nominee, Neil Gorsuch, to the U.S. Supreme Court. Because Gorsuch is known for adhering to the letter of the law, his confirmation likely is good news for employers, experts say.
Employers are increasingly turning to analytics to aid in recruiting, hiring, and more. But with the federal government eyeing “big data” as a potential area needing nondiscrimination enforcement, experts say HR must ask the right questions before buying any products or services.