The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary rule was laid to rest June 21 when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit issued a final mandate to vacate the regulation aimed at expanding the definition of an investment advice fiduciary.
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A sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 27 that unions representing public-sector workers can’t collect fees from those who choose not to join the union—a decision seen as a major threat to the financial structure of unions representing government workers, but also being called a rallying point for unions.
In a 5-4 opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the September 2017 version of President Trump’s controversial “travel ban.” The proclamation restricts entry to the United States of nationals of countries of “identified concern,” including several majority-Muslim nations.
Massachusetts’ new pay equity law amending the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (MEPA) is set to take effect July 1. The law is intended to reduce the pay gap between men and women by providing a broader definition of “comparable work” and limiting the acceptable reasons for paying people of different genders differently.
New Jersey’s sweeping equal pay law–the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act–is scheduled to take effect on July 1. Named for a former Republican state senator, the law applies to all employers in New Jersey regardless of size.
Georgia employees are increasingly dealing with infuriating traffic jams and extended commute times, particularly in and around Metro Atlanta. The majority of Georgia drivers regularly have a mobile phone within arm’s reach of the steering wheel. A sizable number of Georgia employees drive during the course and scope of their employment. Hands-free technology now makes […]
Rhode Island employers need to be ready for the state’s new law requiring paid sick leave by July 1, when the law takes effect.
President Donald Trump’s proposal to merge the federal Department of Labor (DOL) with the Department of Education (DOE) is being called a long shot, but if it does eventually come to pass, it could bring both pluses and minuses for employers.
With the #MeToo movement continuing to gain steam, an increase in the number of sexual harassment claims made to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) might be expected. And although the EEOC chair says that hasn’t been the case, at least slow change may be on the way.
Portions of Vermont’s new law allowing people 21 or older to possess limited quantities of marijuana will take effect July 1, but the new law won’t require employers to change their policies or permit the use or possession of marijuana at work.