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President Trump Nominates Joe Simons to Chair the Federal Trade Commission; President Also Nominates Noted Consumer Protection...

President Donald Trump has indicated his intent to nominate Joe Simons, a long-time antitrust lawyer, to chair the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The President also has indicated his intent to nominate Rohit Chopra as an FTC...more

Breaking: Republican Commissioner Mohorovic Departing the CPSC; Acting Chairman Buerkle Now Sole Republican in 3-1 Democratic...

This morning at the CPSC’s public hearing Commissioner Joe Mohorovic announced that he would be resigning from his position as a Commissioner, effective Friday, October 20th. Mohorovic announced that he would be joining the...more

Labor Relations Update: New NLRB General Counsel Poised to Undo Obama-Era Precedents

Senate Republicans recently confirmed William Emanuel, the second Trump nominee to the five-member National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”), giving the Board a Republican majority for the first time since 2007. Mr....more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Legislature Set to Convene for Special Session on October 23, 2017 - Governor LePage has set October 23, 2017 as the date for the start of a Special Session of the Legislature this fall. The Legislature will convene to...more

What is going on at the NLRB and Why Should You Care?

Why the NLRB is in the News - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the Board), the federal agency responsible for enforcing the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), was very active during the Obama administration in...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Yahoo—via new parent Verizon Communications—has officially tripled its estimate of the number of accounts affected by its 2013 cyber hack, putting the total at a staggering 3 billion (aka, all of them)....more

The Financial Report, Vol. 6, No. 18

by DLA Piper on

Discussion and Analysis - The SEC’s recent disclosure that its Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval (EDGAR) system was hacked in 2016 has been receiving a lot of attention in the press. After several years of...more

WPI Wage Watch: Minimum Wage and Overtime Updates (September Edition)

by Littler on

September may mean saying goodbye to summer, but minimum wage and overtime developments across the country are still going strong. A nominee to lead federal wage and hour enforcement efforts has been put forward, labor...more

Makan Delrahim Confirmed as U.S. Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust Division

After a lengthy confirmation process, Makan Delrahim has been confirmed by the Senate to serve as the next U.S. Assistant Attorney General for the DOJ’s Antitrust Division. While President Donald Trump originally announced...more

NLRB Rounding Into Shape

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: After this week’s Senate confirmation, William J. Emanuel becomes the fifth member on the National Labor Relations Board and creates a 3-2 Republican majority. But employers must still play the waiting game...more

Senate Confirms Second Trump NLRB Pick

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Senate voted 49-47 yesterday to confirm William Emanuel to fill a vacant seat on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the independent agency tasked with administering federal labor law in the private sector. Mr....more

Trump Nominates Peter Robb as the General Counsel for the NLRB

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

After being reportedly close to nominating retired Jones Day partner Roger King for the role, the White House announced last Friday that President Donald Trump will nominate Peter Robb, a management-side labor and employment...more

Investment Services Regulatory Update - September 2017

by Vedder Price on

Market and Product Developments - Securities Industry Implements T+2 Settlement Cycle - On September 5, 2017, the securities industry transitioned to a shorter settlement cycle for most broker-dealer securities...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. Looking Ahead . . . While the First Regular Session of the 128th Legislature has adjourned sine...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Lots of Fed news this morning, and all of it on the administrative side. First, it now appears that a likely choice to replace Chair Yellen could be out before he was even in. And we’ve learned that Fed No. 2 Stanley Fischer...more

White House to Nominate S.C. Labor Official to Serve as WHD Administrator

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

The White House announced its intent to nominate Cheryl Stanton to serve as the Administrator of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division. Stanton currently serves as the Executive Director for the South Carolina...more

FTC and DOJ Antitrust Division Still Waiting for New Leaders

by Baker Donelson on

While the Senate confirmed more than five dozen individuals chosen by President Trump for senior administration positions in August (shortly before departing for their summer recess), the head leaderships positions at the DOJ...more

New Interim Leader of MSHA Appointed

Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta recently announced his appointment for the new interim Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Wayne D. Palmer, who was formerly chief of staff to...more

[Webinar] Who is this New Leadership Team at OSHA? - January 9th, 1:00pm ET

by Conn Maciel Carey LLP on

The Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA and the rest of the Leadership Team in OSHA’s national office in Washington, DC turned over the keys to the Trump Administration. After unprecedented delays, the Trump Administration...more

Cordray's Departure Will Mean Big Changes at the CFPB

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

One of two scenarios will likely occur in the near future at the CFPB. Either Director Richard Cordray will be fired by President Trump (for cause), or Cordray will resign to enter the 2018 Ohio gubernatorial race. If either...more

Hello & Goodbye: More Changes at the NLRB

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

As we previously reported, President Trump nominated two candidates for vacancies on the five-member National Labor Relations Board – William Emanuel and Marvin Kaplan. ...more

FERC Quorum Restored, New Chairman Named

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

On August 4, the Senate confirmed Neil Chatterjee and Robert Powelson as FERC Commissioners. Commissioner Chatterjee was sworn in on August 8 and Commissioner Robert Powelson was sworn in today, August 10....more

WPI Insider Briefing: After ACA "Repeal and Replace" Effort Fails, What's Next For Employers on Health Care and Other Workplace...

by Littler on

Last month began with significant momentum but long odds that Senate Republicans would pass legislation repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In the early hours of July 28, GOP efforts came to a screeching...more

US Commodity Futures Trading Commission Acting Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo Appoints Daniel Gorfine as LabCFTC Director and...

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Acting Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo appointed Daniel Gorfine to serve as Director of LabCFTC and Chief Innovation Officer, effective immediately. Gorfine will be responsible for...more

Senate Confirms FERC Nominees

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

The Senate voted last week to confirm the nominations of Neil Chatterjee and Robert Powelson to fill two of the four Commissioner vacancies in FERC leadership. The nominations were approved by the full Senate, on a voice...more

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