Tag: President Obama

Biden Administration Expands Overtime Eligibility

In a significant move that promises to reshape the U.S. labor landscape, the Biden administration has proposed a new rule intended to extend overtime pay eligibility to an additional 3.6 million workers. It’s a proposal the marks the most substantial increase in such provisions in recent decades and revives an initiative from the Obama era. […]

Beyond the Wall—Immigration, Employers, and the Trump Administration (Part 2)

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 […]

Social Media? Video Interviews? Great, but Legal Dangers Lurk

People spend, on average, 2–3 hours per day on social media or social networking. Companies, loath to fall behind, are using social media and video interviews on a regular basis. While it is important for companies to progress with the times to best reach potential applicants and market their products and services, there is potential […]

DOL Makes the Case for Paid Leave

By Susan Schoenfeld, JD In an all-out blitz, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has undertaken a number of efforts to encourage states and private employers to support paid leave. Included in those efforts:

Obama Proposals Would Expand Access to Retirement Savings Accounts

In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama made his stance clear: More Americans should have the ability to save for retirement at work—and the ability to take their savings with them as they move from job to job. Obama’s proposals—which will be detailed further in his FY2017 budget—aim to ensure near universal […]

Pay Transparency: What It Is and What It Does

By Susan Schoenfeld, JD In 2014, in an effort to address the issue of pay transparency, President Obama signed Executive Order (EO) 13665, Non-Retaliation for Disclosure of Compensation Information, which prohibits federal contractors from discharging or discriminating in any way against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their own compensation or the […]