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Catching Up: New NLRB Chair, Starting Over, New Minimum Wages

I hope everyone's holidays were happy. While I was out . . . Marvin Kaplan is chairman of National Labor Relations Board. President Trump appointed Mr. Kaplan to become chairman, replacing Philip Miscimarra, who left the...more

Hello, Goodbye

Welcome back to an old friend, and goodbye to one we wish we'd had longer. President Trump has reappointed Democrat Chai Feldblum to another term on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Commissioner Feldblum was...more

12/15/2017  /  EEOC , NLRB , Trump Administration

Emanuel Confirmed To NLRB, And GOP Now In The Majority

Management-side labor attorney William Emanuel was confirmed by the Senate today as a Member of the National Labor Relations Board. Mr. Emanuel’s confirmation gives the Republicans a 3-2 majority on the Board....more

Trump’s EEOC Nominations Are Rocking Along – And Here’s What We Can Expect

With President Trump in office for nine months now, it is hard to believe that none of his people are yet on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The four current Commissioners, including the Acting Chair, Republican...more

BREAKING: Trump Nominates Peter Robb As NLRB General Counsel

Law360 just reported that President Trump, as expected, has nominated Peter Robb of Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC to be General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board. If confirmed by the Senate, Mr. Robb will succeed...more

Cheryl Stanton Nominated For Wage Hour Administrator

Bloomberg BNA reported Friday evening that President Trump has nominated Cheryl Stanton of South Carolina as Administrator of the Wage Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor. Ms. Stanton is currently executive director...more

Trump Reportedly Has Chosen His Nominee For NLRB General Counsel

Bloomberg BNA reported last night that President Trump plans to nominate management-side labor attorney Peter Robb to become General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board, replacing Richard Griffin, whose term...more

Bummer. NLRB Chairman Miscimarra Is leaving In December

Bloomberg BNA reported last night that Philip Miscimarra, Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board and a voice of reason, will be leaving when his term expires on December 16 of this year. Chairman Miscimarra said...more

8/8/2017  /  NLRB , Trump Administration

Kaplan Confirmed To NLRB – We Now Have An “R-D” Tie

The U.S. Senate yesterday confirmed Marvin Kaplan’s appointment to the National Labor Relations Board, which means that there is now an equal number of Republicans and Democrats on the Board. William Emanuel, a...more

President Trump nominates Iraq Veteran Daniel Gade To EEOC Commissioner spot

President Trump has nominated Daniel M. Gade to the last vacant slot on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Dr. Gade, who has a Master’s and Ph.D. in Public Administration and Public Policy, is a veteran of the...more

Trump V. Sessions: Are We Witnessing A “Constructive Discharge” In Real Time?

As anyone who’s been following the news is aware, President Trump has been publicly and repeatedly indicating his displeasure with Attorney General Jeff Sessions. We are a non-partisan blog, so I’m not going to get into who’s...more

NLRB Nominees Kaplan, Emanuel Advance To Senate Vote

Marvin Kaplan and William Emanuel, President Trump’s nominees to fill the two vacant seats on the National Labor Relations Board, cleared another hurdle Wednesday by making it out of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and...more

Hate Those EEOC Regs? Here’s Your Big Chance!

In February, President Trump issued Executive Order 13777, “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,” which directs federal agencies to establish regulatory reform task forces to make recommendations about repealing,...more

Senate Hearing On Labor And Employment Nominees Set For Today — But Will It Happen?

The Senate is scheduled to hold a “combined” confirmation hearing starting at 9:30 a.m. Eastern today on three Trump nominees for labor-and-employment-related positions: Marvin Kaplan and William Emanuel, both of whom have...more

Well, That’s Weird. Trump DOL Will Pursue Appeal Of Overtime Decision

The U.S. Department of Labor submitted its brief today in Nevada v. U.S. Department of Labor, the case involving the challenge to the Obama Administration’s overtime rule. Some very quick background: The overtime rule,...more

Trump Nominates Janet Dhillon To Head EEOC

Janet Dhillon, general counsel and corporate secretary for Burlington Stores, Inc., has been nominated by President Trump to fill a vacant seat on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and to become its Chair. If...more

In Honor Of Father’s Day, A Look At Paid Parental Leave

Happy Father’s Day to all of our readers who are dads, who have dads, or who love one or more dads. As most of our readers know, there has been a movement — for which most of the credit goes to Ivanka Trump — to get some...more

Trumpdate: Proposed Budget Shows “Yuuuge” Changes Afoot In Labor And Employment Arena

Yesterday, the Trump Administration released its proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018, which runs from October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018. Here are the highlights related to labor and employment law, and there are a...more

Proposed Merger Of EEOC, OFCCP Faces Opposition From Both Sides

Last week, I wrote about a report in Bloomberg BNA that the Trump Administration was thinking about letting the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission “absorb” the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. The idea had...more

Trumpdate: NLRB Finalists, EEOC To Swallow Up OFCCP?

NLRB candidates being vetted. Bloomberg BNA reported last night that President Trump has settled on two candidates to fill the two vacant seats on the National Labor Relations Board. One is William Emanuel, a shareholder in...more

Trump names Miscimarra Chairman of the NLRB (no more of this “Acting” stuff!)

According to Politico‘s “Morning Shift,” President Trump on Friday night promoted Philip Miscimarra from Acting Chairman to plain old Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board. Congratulations, Chairman!...more

4/24/2017  /  NLRB , Trump Administration

Trumpdate: Labor nominee Acosta gets through HELP Committee, Dems support Gorsuch

Two big developments of interest to employers: The Senate Heath, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee approved the nomination of Alex Acosta, President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor, in a 12-11 straight...more

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

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

Trumpdate: Tons of employment-related stuff!

The employment law week in Trumpland started out a little slow, but now we’re back in business. Acosta looking good for confirmation as Secretary of Labor. In contrast to nominee Andrew Puzder, the outlook appears good...more

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