Elaine Chao, nominee for Secretary of Transportation (DOT), promised lawmakers that, if confirmed, she would lead the agency in much the same way she led the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) under George W. Bush: prioritizing compliance over enforcement.
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While newly proposed workplace violence prevention regulations may never see the light of day under President Donald Trump, employers can expect the federal government to continue to require written prevention programs, training and more, without formal rules in place.
President Trump has chosen Victoria A. Lipnic to serve as acting chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced on January 25. She will replace Jenny Yang as chair, but Democrats still will retain a majority on the commission for some time.
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 […]
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a trio of wage and hour cases involving arbitration agreements that require workers to waive their right to pursue employment claims as a group.
When we consider which of the Trump administration’s policies will have the biggest effect on businesses and employers in the U.S., our sights are initially focused on those heavy hitting topics that were most uncertain as 2016 came to a close—the fates of the Affordable Care Act and the white collar overtime regulations, in particular.
Following his inauguration Friday, President Trump signed his first round of executive orders, including one directing federal agencies to ease enforcement of some Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements.
by David Fortney and H. Juanita Beecher of Fortney & Scott On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Employers have been carefully monitoring the transition to get a sense of how the incoming administration will approach labor and employment issues that affect federal […]
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) regulations on wellness programs took effect January 1, as planned, despite a last-minute attempt to halt them in court.
by Jourdan Day The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio will decide whether an employer’s and its insurer’s denial of coverage for an employee’s sex reassignment surgery constitutes sex discrimination in violation of Title VII.