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It’s OFCCP Audit Time! Six Questions Contractors Should Ask Themselves

Starting February 17, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs began mailing Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters to approximately 800 contractor establishments. CSALs are notices sent to contractors advising them…more
| Government Contracting

Good news for franchisors from the U.S. Department of Labor?

We write to alert our clients and contacts about some positive comments made by the acting Solicitor General pertinent to franchise entities. Specifically, as reported today in Law 360, acting Solicitor General Nicholas Geale…more
| Franchise Law, Labor & Employment Law

“Free To Be . . . You And Me”: The 11th Circuit’s Strange LGBT Decision

This latest decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on sexual orientation discrimination is weird. A panel of the court found 2-1 in Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital that the plaintiff did not have a…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Denied again! Two federal courts block Trump’s latest “travel ban” Executive Order

Like the first Executive Order, President Trump’s latest “travel ban,” which was to take effect today, has been blocked nationwide by federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland. Although both court orders are intended to apply…more
| Elections & Politics, Immigration Law

Is Paid Family Leave In Employers’ Future?

Employers get ready. Paid family leave is coming. The latest move comes from Missouri Governor Eric Greitens (R), who granted paid parental leave to all state executive branch employees by executive order on March 13, 2017…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Are Your Federal Contractor Employees Required To Have Privacy Training?

The Federal Acquisition Regulations were recently updated to include a requirement that certain federal contractors provide privacy training to some of their employees. The training obligation does not apply to all employees of…more
| Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces and its “executioner”: The Congressional Review Act

The U.S. Senate has passed, 49-48, a resolution of disapproval of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule. The resolution of disapproval passed the House in February. If the President signs the resolution, as is expected,…more
| Elections & Politics, Government Contracting

“HR Horribles” — Collect ’em all!

Remember the Garbage Pail Kids from the ’80s? I have had an inspiration that will make my fortune! I’m going to create a set of collectible “HR Horribles”™ trading cards, representing the employees who make Human Resources…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Trumpdate: Beware the Ides of March!

Two Trumpian developments of interest to employers will occur on March 15, next Wednesday: Alex Acosta’s confirmation hearing is scheduled to take place that day. Mr. Acosta is President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of…more
| Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

A closer look at the new “travel ban” Executive Order

As we reported Monday, President Trump has signed a new “travel ban” Executive Order that revokes the one he issued on January 27. The new EO will take effect at 12:01 a.m. EDT on March 16. We promised on Monday to provide a…more
| Elections & Politics, Immigration Law

Trump issues “new and improved” Executive Order on travel ban

As expected, President Trump today signed a new “travel ban” Executive Order that revokes the EO he issued on January 27. The new EO will take effect at 12:01 a.m. EDT on March 16. The original EO (Executive Order 13769)…more
| Elections & Politics, Immigration Law

EEOC Asks Court To Throw Out Wellness Lawsuit Filed By AARP

I’ve written about the lawsuit filed by the AARP against the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, seeking to invalidate the EEOC regulations relating to wellness programs and the Americans with Disabilities Act and the…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Is Siri A Victim And A Cause Of Sexual Harassment?

The next time employers offer sexual harassment training, they might want to require employees to bring their mobile devices. According to Leah Fessler, virtual assistants Siri (Apple), Alexa (Amazon), Cortana (Microsoft),…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Missouri Supreme Court reinstates St. Louis city wage

Yesterday, the Missouri Supreme Court reinstated a St. Louis city law that will hike the city’s minimum wage to $11 per hour by 2018. Originally enacted in 2015, the law had been invalidated by a trial judge hours before it was…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Trumpdate: What’s in Ivanka’s “paid family leave” plan?

President Trump’s address to Congress last night didn’t have much on labor and employment issues, apart from the creation of jobs (which is no small thing and would be awesome if it pans out). But he did mention “paid…more
| Labor & Employment Law
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