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Law That Takes Effect Jan. 1 Requires Sharing Public Employee Pay Information Online -
Starting Jan. 1, local public agencies will be required to post information on the annual compensation of their elected officials,...more
NEWS & ANALYSIS
- NLRB changes longstanding rule for deferral to arbitration awards - The National Labor Relations Board has had a busy December with four major new developments. We have already reported on two of the...more
Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla) recently presented a new piece of legislation that will protect the rights of whistleblowers within the auto industry, and offer them the potential to be paid millions of...more
We appreciate you following our updates and hope they have proved of value throughout the year. The update below is the last one for 2014 and we look forward to providing you with updates on the extensive deliberations and...more
New legislation is enacted to assist and fortify deeply troubled multiemployer pension plans.
On December 16, U.S. President Barack Obama signed into law sweeping changes to the current law that governs multiemployer...more
Michigan is poised to officially ban student-athletes at public colleges and universities from forming or joining a labor union. Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to sign the recently passed bill into law by the end of the year. ...more
On December 16, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (“Omnibus Spending Bill”), which will fund government operations through September, 2015. Typically, the...more
Section 111 of the recently-enacted "Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2015" directs that the federal Fair Labor Standards Act "shall be applied as if" there is an overtime exclusion for certain workers who are employed...more
The Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2014 was passed by the Senate on September 18th, by the House on December 10th, and signed by the President on December 18th. It contains provisions from the Cybersecurity Workforce...more
Gurpreet Duhra, a Partner in our Sheffield office comments: The High Court has dismissed a second judicial review application by Unison challenging the introduction of employment tribunal fees. This means that, for now,...more
In This Issue:
- Justices Issue Pro-Employer Rulling in FLSA Case
- Ogletree Deakins Named A "Law Firm of the Year"
- California Mandates Anti-Bullying Training for Supervisors
- OFCCP Issues Final...more
When President Obama announced his Executive Actions On Immigration (to take effect in about 90 days), he said that the changes were intended to “make it easier and faster for high-skilled immigrants, graduates and...more
Narrowly averting a federal government shutdown, on December 13 in a rare Saturday evening session the Senate passed the massive 1600 page, $1.1 trillion FY2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill that will fund government operations...more
The Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration have announced that they will soon publish interim Federal Acquisition Regulation amendments designed to...more
On November 20, 2014 President Obama announced a set of immigration changes to be implemented by executive action within the parameters of current U.S. immigration laws. The announcement was accompanied by a 33-page...more
On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a number of executive orders impacting US immigration policy. The Shapiro Law Group stands ready to assist anyone impacted by President Obama’s executive actions with respect to...more
On Monday December 8, 2014, the U.S. Senate voted along party lines to confirm President Obama nominee Lauren McFerran to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). McFerran, currently the chief labor counsel for the Senate...more
In November, President Obama nominated Lauren M. McFerran to the National Labor Relations Board and withdrew the nomination of Sharon Block because of GOP objections. McFerran was confirmed on Monday, December 8, 2014, by the...more
We are now more than two weeks into the Affordable Care Act (ACA’s) second open enrollment period, and 765,000 individuals have obtained coverage through HealthCare.gov. On Capitol Hill, House lawmakers filed a lawsuit...more
The executive actions on immigration that President Obama announced in late November include a hodgepodge of new policies and directives that will impact millions of foreign nationals—both documented and undocumented—now...more
Lurking among the numerous considerations raised by President Obama's "immigration accountability" initiative are the prospects that this action will result in more allegations by or on behalf of the affected individuals that...more
On December 3, 2014, the Department of Labor (DOL) released its final rule implementing Executive Order (EO) 13672, “Further Amendments to Executive Order 11478, Equal Employment Opportunity in the Federal Government, and...more
On November 20 and 21, 2014, President Obama announced his plan for executive action on the United States’ immigration problems, known as the immigration accountability executive actions. The actions represent the most...more
The Republican members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (“HELP”) Committee recently released its study of the EEOC, and the results aren’t pretty for the Agency. The study blasts the EEOC for “litigation...more
On Wednesday, December 3, 2014, the attorneys general and governors of 17 states filed a complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas challenging...more
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