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Trump Repeals DACA: What You Need To Know

by Butler Snow LLP on

Last week, the Trump administration announced the end of the DACA program. DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, was an immigration policy program created in 2012 by the Obama administration that allowed certain...more

NC Legislative Update: End of Session Wrap

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

2017 Session - After 23 weeks of session, lawmakers adjourned the 2017 long session of the North Carolina General Assembly on June 30th. The Adjournment Resolution passed by both bodies reconvenes the legislature on...more

WPI Insider Briefing: What Will the Second Hundred Days of the Trump Administration Hold?

by Littler on

From the workplace policy perspective, much of the focus of the first 100 days of the Trump administration was on confirming a new Secretary of Labor and reversing the Obama administration’s labor and employment agenda....more

President Trump's Budget Includes Proposed Merger of EEOC and OFCCP

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: On May 23, 2017, the White House released its proposed budget for the 2018 Fiscal Year. Included in the proposal, which would impose deep cuts to many programs administered by the Department of Labor, was...more

First Impressions of the President's Proposed FY18 Budget for Labor and Employment Agencies

On May 23, 2017, President Trump released his Fiscal Year 2018 (FY2018) budget proposal—a more detailed and developed version (it’s nearly 1300 pages long) of the so-called “skinny” budget that was released in March of 2017....more

How Will the Trump Administration Impact Healthcare Litigation?

Editor's Note: In a dramatic conclusion to the heated debate surrounding the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the bill was withdrawn after it became clear that House leadership did not have enough votes to pass it. There is...more

Executive Order Creating Steps for Regulatory Review and Reform Could Target Burdensome Employment Rules

by Littler on

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 to identify burdensome regulations for...more

SCOTUS Nominee Gorsuch's Judicial Conservatism May Benefit Employers

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

President Trump's nomination of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch could shape the U.S. Supreme Court for years to come because of the judge's relatively young age (49) and because he could be part of a conservative majority on the Court,...more

2016 Legislative Update: Summary of Changes in School Law

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

BOARDS OF EDUCATION - ENFORCEMENT OF BINDING PUBLIC ACCESS COUNSELOR OPINIONS - Public Act 99-586 - Effective Date: January 1, 2017 - Individuals who file lawsuits to enforce binding opinions from the PAC...more

The Supreme Court - June 2016

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Supreme Court of the United States issued decisions in two cases on June 6, 2016: Simmons v. Himmelreich, No. 15-109: Respondent Walter Himmelreich, an inmate at a federal prison, brought two suits against prison...more

Transgender Complaints on the Rise: What Should Employers Do?

by Baker Donelson on

The President, the EEOC and the Justice Department have announced that gender identity discrimination is prohibited sex discrimination under Title VII. Since these declarations, the number of lawsuits alleging gender identity...more

Federal Air Marshal Could Proceed With Whistleblower Lawsuit

Robert J. MacLean became a federal air marshal for the TSA in 2001. In that role, MacLean was assigned to protect passenger flights from potential hijackings. In July 2003, the Department of Homeland Security issued a...more

Town of Greece v. Galloway: U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Law on Legislative Prayer and the Establishment Clause

by Sands Anderson PC on

Today, the Court handed down its ruling in Town of Greece. In a sweeping ruling, the Court upheld the local government’s religious invocations in a 5-4 decision. The ruling pretty dramatically and explicitly broadens the...more

Alabama Firearm Act of 2013

by Judge Joseph S. Johnston on

The Alabama Firearms Act of 2013 was signed by Gov. Bentley in May, 2013, thus the effective date should be (at the latest) 08/01/2013. This long overdue law changed Alabama's system of issuing concealed carry weapon's...more

NY Statewide Coalition of Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, et. al. v. NYC Dept. of Health

Analysis: NYC "Nanny State" Soda Ban Enjoined

by Gene Berardelli on

Even the best laid plans of "nanny state" policy must pass constitutional muster. Hon. Milton Tingling enjoined New York City from instituting the now-famous sugar sweetened beverage ban that Mayor Bloomberg has touted...more

OCR Reflects On The Work Done During The First Obama Administration

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

The Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights enforces federal statutes that prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, disability, age, race, color, and national origin in programs that receive financial assistance...more

Obama's Mark on Employment Law - What do Employers Have to Look "Forward" To in the Next Four Years?

by Akerman LLP - HR Defense on

Now that the frenzy of the election has died down, Florida has counted its votes, and the major media outlets have moved on from dissecting party rhetoric, the question remains: What does Obama's reelection mean for the...more

Obama 2.0: What Employers Can Expect To See In The Next Four Years

Well! OK! It's been an interesting week, hasn't it? Congratulations to President Obama on winning a second term. My Election 2012 coverage would not be complete without some labor and employment prognostications for...more

A Look Back at Obama’s (First?) Four Years and Employment Law

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

Finally, today is Election Day. And while the pundits tonight will all look forward to what the next four years might bring, it’s worth taking a quick peek back at Obama’s (first?) four years with a review of some of...more

The Government on Combatting Human Trafficking: "We REALLY, REALLY Mean It"

Since 2005, federal contractors have been on notice that the Government has “zero tolerance” for any federal contractor found to be complicit in aiding human trafficking. For the past seven years, however, that “zero...more

Quick Hits: Election Roundup, Seminar Details, Harassment, and CTDOL Improvements

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

As the week draws to a close, it’s time for another installment of Quick Hits, where I highlight a few blog posts worth a read. - As readers know, this week I’ve been posing a series of questions to the major party...more

Fall Management Update -- August 31, 2012

by FordHarrison on

In This Issue: Avoiding Workplace Headaches During this Political Season; Post-Macy Best Employment Practices for a Transgender Workforce; and Legal Risks Arising from International Expansion. ...more

Scrutiny of Gender Disparities in Compensation: At the Executive Level and Below

Originally published in Pension & Benefits Daily on 07/18/2012. This article examines some of the laws that prohibit gender-based pay disparities, the Obama administration’s attention to this important issue, and a...more

Employment And Labor Roundup: Defense Of Marriage Act Decision, Drugs, NLRB Update, And More!

Giddyap! It's been a short week, but we have tons to talk about in the labor and employment law world! Thinking out loud about the impact of yesterday's DOMA decision on the Family and Medical Leave Act. The U.S. Court...more

House Passes Appropriation Bill That Limits EEOC's Implementation of Stringent Enforcement Guidelines Regarding Criminal Screening...

The EEOC’s recent enforcement guidance regarding employers’ use of criminal histories in employment decisions (the “Guidance”) appears to have one more foe: the U.S. House of Representatives. On May 10, 2012, the House passed...more

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