Tag: President Trump

New immigration bill called radical and not proemployment

The new immigration bill President Donald Trump touts as a way to “restore our competitive edge in the 21st century” calls for cutting immigration levels in half over a decade and creating a points-based system that favors highly educated and skilled immigrants with English ability over those with family in the United States. The bill […]


Supreme Court’s Action On ‘Travel Ban’ Eases Some Employer Concerns

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to allow a limited form of President Donald Trump’s “travel ban” to take effect means people from the affected countries who work for employers in the United States are probably exempt from the ban. But the decision doesn’t clear up all questions for those employees and their employers, according to […]


Supreme Court Ruling Allows ‘Travel Ban’ Executive Order to Take Limited Effect

Based on two lower courts’ findings, President Donald Trump’s revised “travel ban” Executive Order (EO) has been enjoined from taking effect since May. Today, on the last day of the current court term, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to determine whether the EO’s focus on primarily Muslim countries is in violation of the First Amendment […]


Kaplan Nomination Called Way to ‘Stop the Bleeding’ at NLRB

President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will nominate Marvin Kaplan, currently chief counsel of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, to one of two vacant seats on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is being hailed by probusiness interests as a way to bring balance to the Board.


Study: AHCA Could Kill Nearly a Million U.S. Jobs By 2026

If it becomes law, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), as passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, could cause an estimated 924,000 jobs to disappear by 2026 and trigger an economic downturn in nearly every state, according to a new report published by researchers at George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health […]

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DOL Rescinds Joint Employment, Independent Contractor Guidance

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has withdrawn two major Obama-era guidance documents, one addressing joint employment and one on independent contractors. The move, while not a surprise, is good news for employers, according to H. Juanita Beecher, of counsel with Fortney & Scott and an editor of Federal Employment Law Insider. The Obama administration […]


Signaling End of Overtime Rule, DOL Will Seek Public Input for New Rule

President Trump’s Secretary of Labor said Wednesday that he will soon formally request the public’s input on new overtime regulations. That announcement signals that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) likely will drop its defense of President Obama’s overtime rule, according to one expert.