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 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.
In a recent decision, the Tenth Circuit unanimously held that a temporary employee’s request for an undetermined leave of absence was not a reasonable request for accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
On July 27, 2017, House Republicans unveiled a bill, entitled the Save Local Business Act, that would amend two labor and employment statutes to clarify when an entity can be deemed a “joint employer.”
On July 11, 2017, the UK government published the Review of Modern Working Practices. Theresa May commissioned the "Taylor Review" to consider how the UK labour market can address challenges of modern working practices.
Anticipated rules to “clarify” New York City’s Freelance Isn’t Free Act, which amend Title 6 of the City’s Rules by adding a new chapter 12, have now been promulgated by the Department of Consumer Affairs and go into effect on July 24, 2017.
On May 30, 2017, Mayor de Blasio signed five bills – collectively called the “Fair Workplace” legislative package – four of which significantly restrict the ability of fast food and retail employers to schedule their staff.