Tag: President Trump


Senate Confirms Acosta as U.S. Secretary of Labor

The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed Alexander Acosta as Secretary of Labor, by a vote of 60-38.   Eight Democrats joined the Republican majority in voting for President Trump’s nominee, completing Trump’s Cabinet just shy of his 100th day in office.


Immigration Week in Review: ‘Buy American, Hire American,’ I-9 Form Errors, and an H-1B’s Nest of News

April showers bring May flowers, tax returns, and … immigration enforcement policy? Apparently, it’s true—just as spring finally began springing throughout those colder parts of the country, immigration news also began popping up from the federal agencies like a less colorful bouquet of crocuses, daffodils, and tulips.


Year 2016 Was Biggest Yet for HIPAA Privacy Enforcement

The year 2016 was by far the biggest yet for monetary settlements under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s (HIPAA) privacy and security rules, and 2017 thus far is proceeding apace, a leading HIPAA attorney told a recent conference.


Forget Jobs, Manufacturing Needs Job Seekers

Unlike the far more challenging task of bringing back jobs by reversing economic trends, the manufacturing industry possesses far greater control over regaining job seekers’ interest. Ironically, the industry can use technology—the very disruptive entity responsible for so much change—to save itself. Armed with the right talent acquisition software, manufacturers can reach and attract the job seekers that they so desperately need.


DOL Delays Fiduciary Rule Implementation; Reduces Transition Compliance

The Department of Labor (DOL) on April 4 released details of a 60-day delay in implementation of its new fiduciary rule and Best Interest Contract Exemption (BICE). The rule formalizing the extension, was published in the Federal Register on April 7, also delivered changes that significantly reduce compliance burdens during a transition period until January […]