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Reports: New OFCCP Director Appointed

According to multiple sources, on November 13, 2017, Craig E. Leen, was appointed the new Director of the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”). Mr. Leen has been the City Attorney for Coral Gables,...more

WPI Insider Briefing: Will the New Composition of Federal Agencies Effect Change?

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Nine months into President Trump’s term, the pace of nominations and appointments to fill critical position within his administration is accelerating. Action on the nominations to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB),...more

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

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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

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

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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

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

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

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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

WPI Insider Briefing: Workplace Policy under the Trump Administration Begins to Take Shape as "Repeal and Replace" of the ACA...

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Five months into President Trump's term, his administration's workplace policy is beginning to take shape. From notable developments at the Department of Labor (DOL), to long-awaited nominations to the National Labor...more

The Trump Administration's First 100 Days

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On April 29, 2017, the first 100 days of the Trump administration came to an end. A government shutdown was averted after the White House and Congress reached a spending deal, and the U.S. Supreme Court seat left vacant by...more

Acosta Takes the Helm

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Seyfarth Synopsis: Last Thursday, the Senate confirmed Alexander Acosta as the 27th United States Secretary of Labor. Filling the final post in President Trump’s cabinet, Acosta will lead a Department of Labor that has,...more

DOL Finally Has Its Leading Guy

Last week, the Senate confirmed R. Alexander Acosta (R) to become the new Secretary of Labor by a vote of 60-38. Acosta’s appointment and confirmation come after President Donald J. Trump’s prior nominee, Andrew Puzder,...more

WPI Insider Briefing: What Happened to Health Care Reform and Where is the Department of Labor Headed?

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Republicans hoped to mark the seventh anniversary of the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) enactment by passing legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives to dismantle it. Instead, facing the failure of a bill on the House...more

New Acting Solicitor of Labor Department Signals Emphasis on ‘Humility’

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

In some of his first public comments since taking office, Department of Labor Acting Solicitor Nicholas Geale has signaled a shift in policies, telling attendees at a Georgetown University Law Center event that his department...more

Executive Order Creating Steps for Regulatory Review and Reform Could Target Burdensome Employment Rules

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On Friday, President Trump issued an executive order, Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda ("the Order"), which calls for each federal agency to develop a regulatory reform task force to identify burdensome regulations for...more

What Can Employers Expect from the Trump Administration in the Upcoming Year?

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It has been a little less than a month since President Donald Trump took office, and employers are anxious to see what changes the new administration will make that will affect both businesses and employees. President Trump...more

Acting Solicitor of Labor Named

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Last week, amidst the drama of Andrew Puzder’s withdrawal from consideration as the Secretary of Labor, the Trump administration quietly appointed Nicholas Geale as the acting Solicitor for the Department of Labor....more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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We learned about KraftHeinz’s offer to merge with Unilever only after it had been rejected. And now it appears to be off the table completely—all $143 billion of it....more

Alex Acosta, Former NLRB Member, Nominated as Secretary of Labor

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President Trump announced yesterday that he intends to nominate R. Alexander Acosta as the Secretary of Labor. Mr. Trump’s initial nominee for the position, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his candidacy Wednesday....more

Trump Announces R. Alexander Acosta as Replacement Labor Secretary Nominee

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Wasting no time to identify a replacement following Andrew Puzder’s withdrawal from consideration for Secretary of Labor, President Trump announced yesterday that he has tapped R. Alexander Acosta for the role....more

Labor Secretary Nominee Puzder Withdraws from Consideration

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President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor Andrew Puzder has withdrawn from consideration from the position. In a written statement, Mr. Puzder said...more

DOL Chief Nominee Puzder Withdraws

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

According to reports, Andrew Puzder, President Donald J. Trump’s nominee for Department of Labor Secretary, has withdrawn his name from consideration. This comes on the heels of a Washington Post report that seven Republican...more

Presidential Pulse: Labor Issues

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The last #1 hit the Beatles recorded in 1970 was The Long and Winding Road, written by Paul McCartney. The song has been described as a metaphor for the journey the Beatles took from the clubs of Liverpool to the roof at...more

DOL Fiduciary Rule? No Certainty

by Kiesewetter Law Firm on

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) April 6, 2016 new fiduciary rule (“Fiduciary Rule” or “Rule”) is under attack. Although the Rule became effective on June 7, 2016, it has an April 10, 2017 applicability date. With the...more

Edward Hugler Named Acting Secretary of Labor

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

According to an announcement on the Department of Labor’s website, Edward Hugler is Acting Secretary of Labor. Hearings before the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee on President Donald Trump’s nomination of...more

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

by Zuckerman Spaeder LLP on

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

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

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

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

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