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April
15
ASAP

Equal Pay Efforts Falter at the Federal Level, Gain Traction Elsewhere

Earlier this week, Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Deb Fischer (R-NE) attempted to force passage of two pay-related bills. The promotion of rival legislation was likely a symbolic nod to Equal Pay Day, commemorated on April 12.
  • Workplace Policy Institute
  • Discrimination and Harassment
  • Legislative and Regulatory Practice

April
6
ASAP

DHS Issues STEM OPT Final Rule

The DHS recently issued its long-awaited F–1 nonimmigrant student visa regulations on optional practical training for certain students with degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics from U.S. institutions of higher education.
  • Global Mobility and Immigration
  • Legislative and Regulatory Practice
  • Workplace Policy Institute

April
5
ASAP

IRS Requests Comments on New Compliance Questions in Form 5500

The IRS is inviting comments on several new compliance questions contained in the 2015 IRS Form 5500/5500-SF, the annual report filed by retirement plans with the DOL and the IRS.
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employment Taxes
  • Legislative and Regulatory Practice

March
28
ASAP

What Does North Carolina's New Public Facilities Law Mean for Employers?

Approximately one week before changes to Charlotte’s non-discrimination ordinances were to take effect, the State of North Carolina enacted a law that not only invalidates the amendments, but has broader implications for all state discrimination claims.
  • Discrimination and Harassment
  • Legislative and Regulatory Practice
  • Workplace Policy Institute

March
17
ASAP

Who is Merrick Garland and What Does His Nomination Mean for Labor and Employment Law?

A month after U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, President Obama has appointed Merrick B. Garland to fill the High Court vacancy.
  • Workplace Policy Institute
  • Legislative and Regulatory Practice

March
17
ASAP

Republicans Introduce Bill to Nullify DOL Overtime Rule, While Democrats Introduce Legislation Addressing Wage Theft

Wage-related bills have been popular in Congress this week.
  • Workplace Policy Institute
  • Legislative and Regulatory Practice
  • Wage and Hour

March
15
ASAP

DOL's White Collar Overtime Rule Advances

Despite significant concern from some lawmakers and the business community, the Department of Labor sent its final rule revising white collar overtime exemption regulations to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on Monday.
  • Workplace Policy Institute
  • Legislative and Regulatory Practice
  • Wage and Hour

March
14
ASAP

NLRB Operations Memo Instructs Regional Offices to Seek Settlements to Address Budget Deficit

On March 9, 2016, the Office of the General Counsel issued an operations memorandum (OM-16-09) to the NLRB’s regional offices directing them to implement cost-saving measures to address a significant budget deficit facing the agency.
  • Labor Management Relations
  • Legislative and Regulatory Practice
  • Workplace Policy Institute

February
29
ASAP

California Legislative Update: Proposals Include PAGA Reform, Salary History Limitations, and Equal Pay Expansion

The pace of employment legislative activity in Sacramento picked up as February drew to a close. This article highlights some of the more notable issues under consideration in the Golden State.
  • Workplace Policy Institute
  • Legislative and Regulatory Practice

February
14
ASAP

What are the Short- and Long-Term Employment Law Implications of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's Death?

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's unexpected death has left many wondering: what happens next?
  • Workplace Policy Institute

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