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Headed for Overtime? Trump Administration Will Decide Fate of New Time-and-a-Half Rule

If you're an employee and you work more than 40 hours a week, you typically have the right to receive time-and-a-half overtime pay for those extra hours....more

Gregory M. Gochanour Appointed Regional Attorney Of EEOC’s Chicago District Office

CHICAGO - Gregory M. Gochanour, who has worked in EEOC's Chicago District Office since 1993, first as trial attorney, and since 2001 as a supervisory trial attorney, has been appointed the District Office's regional attorney,...more

Tenth Circuit Decision in Bandimere v. SEC Creates Circuit Split on Question Whether the SEC’s Procedure for Appointing...

On December 27, 2016, in Bandimere v. SEC, the Tenth Circuit held that SEC administrative law judges (ALJs), who preside over the agency’s civil administrative proceedings, are “inferior officers” within the meaning of the...more

Happy New Year, Employers — Things are Likely to Improve at the NLRB

As every employer knows, the Obama era has not been kind from a labor law perspective. The five-member National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which has had a Democratic majority during recent years, has issued a host of...more

CFPB announces senior leadership changes

The CFPB announced that the following individuals are joining its senior leadership team: - Leandra English is returning to the CFPB to serve as the Chief of Staff. Ms. English previously served in several senior CFPB...more

Internet Law in a Trump Presidency

In a Democracy, transitions in leadership happen more frequently than in any other form of government. And with those transitions, some previous policies and orders are preserved and some are reversed. This approach to...more

Assessing the Trump Administration’s Approach to Antitrust and Unfair Competition

As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take the helm of the executive branch of the federal government, many are asking how he will approach antitrust regulation. Conventional wisdom holds that Republicans are more...more

Jay Clayton Nomination as SEC Chair and its Impact on the Commission’s FCPA Enforcement Priorities

On January 4, 2017, President-elect Trump announced that he intended to nominate Jay Clayton, a Mergers & Acquisitions partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, to succeed Mary Jo White as Chair of the SEC. According to his firm...more

President-Elect Trump Announces Nominations for Treasury Secretary and Commerce Secretary

Over the past month, President-elect Donald Trump has made several selections for key administration posts. Notably, President-elect Trump said he would nominate Steven Mnuchin to serve as Treasury Secretary. Mnuchin was the...more

Dodd-Frank and Other Laws Facing Indefinite Future in 2017

As 2017 begins, financial markets and the regulators that oversee them are facing significant uncertainty. When President-elect Donald Trump assumes the Oval Office on Jan. 20, all indications suggest that it will mark a...more

Enforcement Director Ceresney to Leave US Securities and Exchange Commission

The US Securities and Exchange Commission announced that Enforcement Director Andrew J. Ceresney will leave the agency by the end of the year...more

How HUD Secretary Carson Might Affect Mortgage Lenders

President-elect Donald Trump’s recent decision to nominate Dr. Ben Carson as Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) carries potential implications for mortgage lenders. In accord with Trump’s...more

Title IX Enforcement and Interpretation: The Winds of Change are Blowing

Seyfarth Synopsis: Title IX enforcement issues continue to notably permeate the agenda of colleges and universities. The winds of change to Title IX enforcement may be blowing in 2017. This Management Alert will review the...more

Katie Sieben Appointed to Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, and Nancy Lange Appointed as Chair

Yesterday, Governor Mark Dayton announced his appointment of Minnesota State Senator Katie Sieben to a six-year term on the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC)...more

Thomas Bossert Selected to be President-elect Trump’s Top Counterterrorism Adviser

As we’ve noted previously, President-elect Trump’s campaign was light on details about his plans to address cybersecurity. However, his announcement yesterday that Thomas P. Bossert will serve as his assistant for homeland...more

Trump Cabinet Selections Signal Potential Changes to Environmental Regulations

As previously reported, President-elect Donald Trump’s victory could have profound implications for federal environmental regulation. Although the scope of the intended regulatory changes remains uncertain, President-elect...more

U.S. Immigration & The Trump Administration

With the announcement of President-elect Trump's plan for his first 100 days in office and his selection for Secretary of Department of Homeland Security, it appears the new administration will focus not only on illegal...more

WilmerHale ENsights - December, 2016 #2

WilmerHale ENsights is a weekly energy policy analysis on President-elect Donald Trump’s transition and the priorities of the new Congress. Our experienced lawyers from our Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Practice...more

We’re Entering TrumpWorld – The Fed to Raise Rates Today

As the Fed wraps up their last of its eight 2-day meetings this year it’s likely to raise its key short-term interest rate by 0.25% or 25 basis points. So, what’s motivating the Fed to raise the rate? A number of factors...more

Antonette Sewell Named New Regional Attorney For EEOC’s Atlanta District

ATLANTA - Antonette Sewell has been appointed as regional attorney for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) Atlanta District effective Dec. 12, the agency announced today....more

Rudy L. Sustaita Appointed Regional Attorney of EEOC’s Houston District Office

HOUSTON - Rudy L. Sustaita, a 26-year attorney with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), has been appointed Regional Attorney of the agency's Houston District Office, which also covers Louisiana, the...more

Fast-Food Restaurant CEO Tapped to Head Labor Department: What to Expect

President-elect Donald Trump has announced his intention to nominate Andrew Puzder, Chief Executive Officer of CKE Holdings, the parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, to head the U.S. Department of Labor....more

Marsha Rucker Named New Regional Attorney for EEOC’s Birmingham District

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Marsha Rucker, who has served as an attorney with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for eight years, has been appointed regional attorney for EEOC's Birmingham District Office...more

2017: New President, New Transportation Secretary—Where Do Drones Fit?

The Drone Manufacturers Alliance (DMA) has voiced approval of President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Elaine Chao as the next U.S. Secretary of Transportation in its November 9 letter to Trump and the Trump-Pence...more

Another Hit to the Overtime Regulations

In a move that looks to be one of the final nails in the coffin of the overtime regulation amendments, Donald Trump has tabbed fast-food honcho Andrew Puzder to head the labor department. Mr. Puzder was vocally opposed to the...more

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