When the new year is ushered in, congressional Republicans and President Trump will have a huge amount of work to do in order to be successful delivering on campaign promises. The Trump administration has been very vocal that they want to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), make changes to corporate tax reform — which will include small business — and individual tax reform, and make significant changes to our immigration laws.
Posts from the ‘Compliance/Legal Issues’ Category
Dec. 20, 2016
Dec. 14, 2016
Following months of preparation for the December 1 FLSA changes, the injunction issued on November 22 temporarily stopped implementation, requiring quick action by higher ed HR and other campus leaders. See what actions institutions have taken in response to the injunction.
Nov. 29, 2016
On November 16, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas granted a nationwide, permanent injunction in National Federation of Independent Business et al. v. Perez. The decision made permanent a June 27 preliminary injunction and prevents the U.S. Department of Labor from implementing and enforcing its recent changes to the persuader rule, which was scheduled to go into effect July 1.
Nov. 14, 2016
The comments express our concerns that the proposed rule grants the Department of Justice investigative powers that go “far beyond the boundaries of [the Immigration and Nationality Act] in a way that ignores the statutory context, runs contrary to Congress’s intent, and is not necessary to the effective administration of the immigration-related unfair employment practices provisions of the INA.”
Nov. 10, 2016
On October 24, hours before the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule (the blacklisting rule) was set to take effect, a federal judge in the Eastern District of Texas granted a preliminary injunction to halt most of the provisions of the rule from going into effect. The one provision that the court left in place was the pay transparency requirement, which will go into effect January 1, 2017.
Nov. 8, 2016
The guidance is based on previous enforcement actions the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission have taken against employers who have “agreed not to compete for employees” and sets forth basic principles that HR professionals can follow in order to avoid running afoul of antitrust laws.
Nov. 1, 2016
Update: On November 22, a U.S. District Court judge from Texas issued a preliminary injunction postponing the effective date of the overtime rule, meaning the rule will not go into effect on December 1.
Oct. 21, 2016
On September 22, an associate general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board, responding in an advice memorandum to NLRB regional director Peter Ohr, declared that rules in Northwestern University’s Football Handbook, which restricted players’ social media use and media appearances and prohibited discussion of the athletes’ health, were “unlawful.”
Oct. 7, 2016
On September 30, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued final regulations implementing Executive Order 13706 (EO) requiring federal contractors and subcontractors working on or in connection with covered contracts to offer their employees up to seven days of paid sick leave per year. Although DOL has made some minor revisions to the proposed rule, the final rule remains largely unchanged and will impose significant obligations on many employers.