This month's Insider Briefing explains how health care reform efforts failed, discusses the status of the ACA and how it could still be altered, and reviews the latest regulatory efforts to shape labor and employment law in the new administration.
On July 25, 2017, Law No. 9343, known as the “Labor Procedure Reform” (LPR), became effective. By amending 348 articles of the Labor Code, the LPR overhauls nearly half of the country’s labor and employment laws.
On August 4, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit refused to enforce a holding by the National Labor Relations Board that the Cable News Network (CNN) was a joint employer.
The same week the Department of Labor removed two guidance documents governing joint employment and independent contractors, it indicated it will soon reconsider two contentious rules that have been put on hold.
On April 25, 2017, OSHA reversed its position that during inspections of non-union workplaces, employees could be represented by anyone selected by the employees, including non-representative outside union agents.