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Department of Labor Formally Kills Obama-Era Persuader Rule and Joint-Employer News

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Obama-Era Persuader Rule is Finally Dead - On July 17, 2018, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) formally announced what has appeared inevitable since President Trump’s election – the Obama-era “Persuader Rule” is officially...more

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Major Changes Proposed to Pennsylvania’s Overtime Rules

Employers with operations in Pennsylvania may want to take note of significant changes in the pipeline to the state’s wage and hour rules. Specifically, on June 23, 2018, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (PA...more

Stoel Rives LLP

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Proposes to Rescind Risk Management Plan Regulations

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”), has authority under section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act (“CAA”) to require facilities that handle hazardous chemicals to develop accident prevention and emergency response...more

Ary Rosenbaum

The DOL Rolls Over, Fiduciary Rule Effectively Dead

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The Department of Labor (DOL) said it’s not going to pursue enforcement actions against investment advice fiduciaries “who are working diligently and in good faith to comply” with requirements of the fiduciary rule that was...more

Williams Mullen

EPA Halts Financial Assurance Requirements for Hardrock Mining

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EPA continues to walk-back Obama-era regulations. The beneficiary this time is the mining industry, with EPA stating its intention not to issue a final rule establishing financial responsibility requirements for hardrock...more

Williams Mullen

EPA Keeps Landfill Methane Rules In Place... At Least for the Moment

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Municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills receive non-hazardous waste from residential properties, commercial businesses, and institutions. When MSW is placed in a lined landfill and covered, it decomposes and emits a gas into...more

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D.C. District Court Rebuffs DACA Rescission

On April 24, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia rejected the decision by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Declaring...more

WilmerHale

Infrastructure Series: Tribes and Infrastructure

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This is the ninth issue of WilmerHale's 10-in-10 Infrastructure Series. In this series, our attorneys share insights on current and emerging issues affecting infrastructure project developers in the United States. Attorneys...more

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Antitrust Enforcement Under the Trump Administration

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Divining trends in antitrust enforcement in a given presidential administration can take some time. Many commentators didn’t notice material changes in antitrust enforcement in the Obama administration – at least in merger...more

Jones Day

Jason E. Kearns Sworn In as ITC Commissioner

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On April 2, 2018, Jason E. Kearns was sworn in as the newest Commissioner at the International Trade Commission (“ITC”). Commissioner Kearns was originally nominated by President Obama in January 2017, but, when President...more

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - March 2018 #5

California's Ready to Retaliate if Trump Cuts Auto Rules, Sources Say - "As the Trump administration begins to dismantle Barack Obama's ambitious auto efficiency regulations, California is said to be poised to retaliate...more

Benesch

The DOL Fiduciary Rule is Currently on Life Support

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In 2016, during the waning days of the Obama Administration, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a regulation expanding the fiduciary definition to cover more individuals and entities that provide financial services to...more

Dentons

US amends and reissues North Korea Sanctions Regulations

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On March 5, 2018, the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) amended and reissued the North Korean Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR Part 510 (NKSR), in order to align the North Korea sanctions program...more

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Supreme Court Declines to Review California’s Halt of DACA Rescission

The Supreme Court of the United States has rejected the Trump administration’s request that it review a California federal court’s order temporarily halting the federal government’s action to end the Deferred Action for...more

Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

Not Out of the Woods Yet: NLRB Vacates Employer-Friendly Joint Employer Standard

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During the brief period in late 2017 when there was a 3-2 Republican majority on the National Labor Relations Board, the Board issued a few decisions undoing some of the most union- or employee-friendly decisions of the...more

Dentons

United States: Trump Revokes Obama's "Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces"

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President Donald J. Trump has loosened the federal government's grip on businesses looking to secure federal contracts. On March 27, 2017, the president signed Executive Order 13782 revoking executive orders by President...more

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

#MeToo Legal Impact Remains Unclear

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The rise of the #MeToo movement is raising the question of whether sensitivity to sexual harassment of university employees will result in new policies and procedures similar to increased protections students received over...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

New York Court Blocks DACA Demise

On February 13, 2018, a U.S. district court in New York issued a nationwide preliminary injunction halting the Trump administration’s efforts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. President Donald...more

BakerHostetler

EPA's Fiscal Year 2017 Statistics Reflect Accelerating Decline in Federal Environmental Enforcement

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On February 8, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its environmental enforcement statistics for fiscal year 2017 (FY 2017). Because EPA’s fiscal year ends in September, the newly released statistics...more

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - February 2018 #2

Oil World Turns Upside Down as U.S. Sells Oil in Middle East - "Yet, in a trade that illustrates how the rise of the American shale industry is upending energy markets across the globe, the U.A.E. bought oil directly from...more

Thompson Coburn LLP

[Webinar] Borrower Defense Rule: Negotiated Rulemaking Session 3 - February 21st, 12:00pm CT

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On November 13, 2017, the U.S Department of Education began the process of overhauling a complex and controversial Obama-era regulation commonly referred to as the “borrower defense” rule. Thompson Coburn Partner Aaron...more

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

DOL Reinstates Bush-Era Wage and Hour Opinion Letters

Last year, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division announced its intent to again issue opinion letters in response to wage payment questions posed to the agency by employers and employees. Last month, DOL...more

Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

CFPB Class Action Waiver Rule Invalidated Amidst Ongoing Diminution of CFPB Power

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In October 2017, the United States Senate voted to invalidate a rule promulgated by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”), which would have prohibited financial institutions from using arbitration agreements in...more

Stoel Rives - California Environmental Law

Trump EPA Will Not Stay Landfill Methane Rules

In early January 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) decided to halt previous proposals to stay methane rules for new and existing landfills. The Obama Administration’s EPA issued the final New Source...more

Payne & Fears

NLRB Overturns Obama-Era Limitation on Employers' Ability to Implement Changes in Union Workplaces

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The National Labor Relations Board has overturned E.I. du Pont de Nemours, 364 NLRB No. 113 (2016), a 2016 decision that limited changes employers could implement in union workplaces. The Board’s reversal means that...more

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