The Trump administration implemented two major changes to its immigration policies during the last few days, and the full effect for employers remains to be seen. Between a replacement immigration Executive Order (EO) and the suspension of a fast-track process for H1B (highly skilled) worker visas, employers and their foreign employees may soon face new […]
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As we’ve discussed in recent articles, the Trump administration’s aggressive stance on immigration enforcement suggests that employers should also be prepared for an increase in workplace audits and document inspections from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). (For additional information on what to do if ICE comes knocking, see this article.)
by Jane Meacham, Contributing Editor The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on March 1 proposed a 60-day delay to June 9 of its so-called fiduciary rule on investment advice conflicts of interest and related exemptions, pushing back the rule’s original effective date of April 10. The DOL also opened two comment periods related to the […]
The federal government recently announced increased enforcement of immigration policies, and that plan could include increased worksite visits. This means receptionists, crew managers, and others who would be the first point of contact need to know what to say—and what not to say—if U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) shows up, according Lori Chesser, a […]
If employees skip work to participate in any of the ongoing nationwide “strikes,” employers would be well-advised to withhold discipline, according to employment law attorneys.
The Trump administration’s action rescinding guidance to public schools on restroom policies for transgender students sends a different signal than guidance from federal agencies dealing with employment, but the real message for employers is to stay tuned.
With a new U.S. President in office, businesses across various industries are strategizing on how to succeed and prosper under the helm of this new administration—but many are finding themselves ill-prepared for the impending changes.
The federal government has been granted more time to figure out what to do about overtime regulations that remain in judicial limbo. A federal appeals court on February 22 granted the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) its second extension in the proceedings, giving it until May 1 to take a position.
A plan sponsor organization is asking the Trump administration for immediate relief from the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer reporting requirements.
President Trump has nominated Alexander Acosta, a former National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) member, to serve as Secretary of Labor. The announcement came less than 24 hours after Trump’s first choice, Andrew Puzder, withdrew from the approval process.