Tag: Executive Order

Travel ban prompts questions about future of foreign workers in U.S.

President Donald Trump’s executive order affecting foreign nationals and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries sparked an uproar from a number of major employers—particularly those in the tech sector—but it may be just the first signal of a new and uncertain atmosphere for companies wishing to employ foreign workers.  Trump’s order, issued on January 27, prohibits […]

Trump aims to help businesses with 2-for-1 regulatory plan

On January 30, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order directing federal agencies to cut two regulations for every new one issued during the current fiscal year (FY). The move is aimed at alleviating regulatory burdens on both small and large businesses, Trump said while signing the order. The order says that unless prohibited by […]

Trump takes aim at ACA on first day in office

Following his inauguration on January 20, President Donald Trump signed his first round of Executive Orders, including one directing federal agencies to ease enforcement of some Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements. Trump told agencies to “waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay the implementation of”ACA provisions that impose fees or other burdens on a range […]

What Can Federal Contractors Expect Under the Trump Administration? Here’s What We Know So Far

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 […]

Judge blocks Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces final rule

by Susan Warshaw Ebner, H. Juanita M. Beecher, and Sean Lee A Texas federal district court judge has granted a nationwide preliminary injunction that blocks implementation of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule’s requirements that federal contractors report labor law violations, that the government consider such disclosures when awarding contracts, and that contractors include […]

Proposed Paid Sick Leave Rule for Federal Contractors Published

By Susan Schoenfeld, JD The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced a proposed rule to implement Executive Order 13706, Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors. Executive Order 13706 was signed by President Barack Obama on September 7, 2015, and requires parties that enter into covered contracts with the federal government to provide covered […]

Hiring and Pay Discrimination: The Focus of the Federal Government

It’s never been more important than now to make sure that your hiring and payment practices are devoid of discrimination. That’s because recently they have become a major focus of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). By Susan Schoenfeld Settlement costs ranged from $165,000 to $1.8 million and required the affected contractors to […]

New executive order expands ‘ban the box’ trend

President Barack Obama’s plan to issue a “ban the box” Executive Order may not directly affect nonfederal government employers, but it continues a movement in both the public and private sectors against considering criminal history early in the hiring process. A White House fact sheet issued November 2, the same day Obama traveled to New […]

Federal contractors advised to get ready for new paid sick leave order

President Barack Obama’s latest Executive Order affecting federal contractors isn’t scheduled to take effect for more than a year, but employers with federal contracts are advised to take a look at their sick leave policies now to make sure they will be in compliance when the time comes. On September 7, Obama signed an Executive […]