Ilyse Schuman

Ilyse Schuman

Littler

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Alex Acosta, Former NLRB Member, Nominated as Secretary of Labor

President Trump announced yesterday that he intends to nominate R. Alexander Acosta as the Secretary of Labor. Mr. Trump’s initial nominee for the position, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his candidacy Wednesday....more

2/17/2017 - Administrative Appointments DOL Nominations Secretary of Labor Trump Administration

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. Since January 1, 2017, more than 500 employment-related bills have been proposed in more than...more

2/3/2017 - Ban the Box Employer No-Weapons Policies Equal Pay Firearms Gender-Based Pay Discrimination Legislative Agendas Minimum Wage Pay Transparency Preemption Right to Work Salary History Sex Discrimination Union Dues Unions Wage and Hour Wages Work Schedules

New Administration Orders Freeze of Pending Regulations, Takes Aim at the Affordable Care Act

One of the first acts of the new Administration on Inauguration Day was to issue a memorandum putting the brakes—at least temporarily—on federal regulations that have not yet taken effect, and to release an executive order...more

1/23/2017 - Affordable Care Act Arbitration Blacklist Disclosure Requirements DOL Employee Benefits Employer Mandates Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Federal Contractors FLSA Health Insurance Healthcare Healthcare Reform Over-Time Persuader Rules Trump Administration White-Collar Exemptions

Department of Labor's Exit Memorandum Calls for Changes to Address Gig Economy Employment

According to Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, 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...more

1/9/2017 - DOL Gig Economy Independent Contractors On-Demand Services Trump Administration Wage and Hour

Restaurant and Business Leader Andy Puzder Picked to Lead the DOL

President-elect Donald Trump has formally named Andy Puzder as his choice to be the next Secretary of Labor. Currently the CEO of CKE Restaurants, the parent company to several fast-food chains, Puzder is a long-time advocate...more

12/9/2016 - Administrative Appointments Affordable Care Act Corporate Counsel DOL Employee Benefits Employee Training FLSA Independent Contractors Joint Employers Minimum Wage Nominations Restaurant Industry Secretary of Labor Trump Administration White-Collar Exemptions

DOJ and FTC Release Antitrust Guidance for HR Professionals

Employment lawyers and human resources professionals, take note:  In 2016, in addition to knowing the ins and outs of labor and employment law, the federal government and its enforcement entities expect that you have more...more

11/8/2016 - Anti-Competitive Antitrust Provisions Competition DOJ Employer Liability Issues FTC Hiring & Firing Human Resources Professionals Job Applicants New Guidance Non-Compete Agreements Non-Solicitation Agreements Recruitment Policies Wage-Fixing

Littler’s Marko Mrkonich Testifies at EEOC Meeting on Implications of Big Data in Employment

On October 13, 2016, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission empaneled a group of Big Data experts, including Littler Shareholder Marko Mrkonich, to discuss the use of data analytics in hiring, performance...more

10/17/2016 - Algorithms Analytics Big Data Comment Period Discrimination EEOC Hiring & Firing

When Can An Employee Take Leave To Vote?

This fall, Americans have more than falling leaves and candy corn on their minds. While Election Day is November 8, 2016, many states have already begun the absentee and early voting process. And with the current contentious...more

10/11/2016 - Employee Handbooks Employment Policies Political Campaigns Presidential Elections Right to Vote Wage and Hour

DOL Moves Forward With Plan to Determine Size of the Gig Economy

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced plans to revive the Contingent Worker Supplement (CWS) to the upcoming Current Population Survey, in an effort to capture a more accurate picture of the modern...more

10/3/2016 - Comment Period Contingent Employees DOL Gig Economy Mobile Apps On-Demand Services Wage and Hour

EEOC Announces Approval of Revised EEO-1 Report

On September 29, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that starting in March 2018, it will collect summary employee pay data from certain employers on revised EEO-1 Reports. The announcement...more

9/30/2016 - Data Collection EEO-1 EEOC Employment Discrimination Equal Pay Equal Pay Act FLSA Gender-Based Pay Discrimination OFCCP OMB Pay Discrimination Payroll Records Reporting Requirements Title VII W-2 Wage and Hour

Election 2016: Political Speech and Activity in the Workplace

On November 8, voters across the country will head to the polls to determine the next president. Some states have already begun the early voting process. Voters will also decide who fills various U.S. congressional seats,...more

9/29/2016 - Employment Policies First Amendment Free Speech NLRA NLRB PACs Political Campaigns Political Contributions Political Expression Political Speech Presidential Elections Right to Vote Section 7

Agencies Release Final Rule on “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order

On August 24, 2016, the Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (FAR Council) released the final rule implementing the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive...more

8/25/2016 - Arbitration Blacklist Department of Defense (DOD) Disclosure Requirements DOL Executive Orders Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Federal Contractors Labor Law Violations Mandatory Arbitration Clauses NASA Reporting Requirements Transparency Wage and Hour

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