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Federal Agencies Issue Contingency Plans As Government Shutdown Looms
Unless Congress can finalize a budget by midnight tonight (January 19), the federal government will be forced to shut down due to a lack of appropriations.
United States
23 Jan 2018
Agency Heads Discuss Changes In Regulatory Direction During Federalist Society Panel
The current leaders of the Department of Labor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and National Labor Relations Board addressed transitions and regulatory plans at their respective agencies...
United States
20 Nov 2017
Labor Secretary Discusses DOL Priorities During House Committee Hearing
Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta fielded a range of questions on the DOL's priorities during a November 15 hearing before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
United States
17 Nov 2017
Ready Or Not, Here It Comes! 2018 Brings New Labor & Employment Laws, Primarily At The State Level
As we prepare to turn the calendar to 2018, employers look ahead to the next wave of labor and employment regulations.
United States
16 Nov 2017
WPI Insider Briefing: Will The New Composition Of Federal Agencies Effect Change?
Nine months into President Trump's term, the pace of nominations and appointments to fill critical position within his administration is accelerating.
United States
26 Oct 2017
WPI State Of The States: Major Bills Advance In September, With More On Deck For October
This month's State of the States reviews those bills and other noteworthy developments.
United States
6 Oct 2017
House Introduces Bipartisan Bill Designed To Ease Joint Employer Uncertainty
On July 27, 2017, House Republicans unveiled a bill, titled the Save Local Business Act, that would amend two labor and employment statutes to clarify when an entity can be deemed a "joint employer."
United States
1 Aug 2017
Federal Agencies Scale Back Their Workplace Regulatory Ambitions
During the prior administration, congressional gridlock prevented many significant labor and employment bills from advancing.
United States
31 Jul 2017
House Hearing Explores Legislative Remedy To Joint Employer Confusion
On July 12, 2017, the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce held a hearing concerning the need for legislation to redefine the joint employer standard.
United States
24 Jul 2017
DOL Withdraws Joint Employer And Independent Contractor Guidance
In a three-sentence press release, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta announced the withdrawal of two Wage and Hour Administrator's Interpretations (AIs) on joint employment and independent contractors.
United States
21 Jun 2017
Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill To Overturn NLRB's Micro Bargaining Unit Decision
As expected, Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) has reintroduced a bill targeting the National Labor Relations Board's decision in Specialty Healthcare, 357 NLRB No. 83 (2011).
United States
1 Jun 2017
President's Budget Proposes Paid Leave, Funding Cuts And Merger Of OFCCP And EEOC
President Trump has released his proposed federal budget, setting out his priorities for the 2018 fiscal year, which begins October 1.
United States
31 May 2017
President Signs Resolution To Undo Blacklisting Rule
On March 27, 2017, President Trump signed a joint resolution of disapproval (H.J. Res. 37) to block the rule implementing Executive Order 13,673, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces, otherwise known as the "blacklisting" rule.
United States
7 Apr 2017
WPI Insider Briefing: Spotlight On Health Care And Regulatory Reform Under The Trump Administration
On February 28, 2017, President Trump delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress, outlining a broad vision of his agenda.
United States
16 Mar 2017
WPI State Of The States: Legislatures Saw A Flurry Of Activity In February
Statehouses across the country continue to propose legislation at a frenzied pace. In February, as in January, more than 500 bills concerning labor and employment issues were either introduced or...
United States
2 Mar 2017
Executive Order Creating Steps For Regulatory Review And Reform Could Target Burdensome Employment Rules
On Friday, President Trump issued an executive order, Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda ("the Order"), which calls for each federal agency to develop a regulatory reform task force...
United States
1 Mar 2017
State Of The States: Legislatures Are Off To The Races!
Most state legislatures are back in session, and they are poised to address a wide range of labor and employment issues this year.
United States
14 Feb 2017
Who Is Neil Gorsuch And Where Does He Stand On Labor And Employment Issues?
President Donald Trump has promptly nominated a potential successor—Judge Neil M. Gorsuch—to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by Justice Scalia's unexpected death nearly a year ago.
United States
10 Feb 2017
Workplace Policy Institute Insider Report — January 2017
Littler's Workplace Policy Institute Insider Report details notable labor, employment, and benefits news and events at the federal, state, local, and global levels.
United States
10 Jan 2017
Department Of Labor's Exit Memorandum Calls For Changes To Address Gig Economy Employment
The "largest question" for the incoming administration will be how to "embrace innovation" as part of the changing nature of work, while ensuring a level of workforce protections for participants in the on-demand economy.
United States
10 Jan 2017
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