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.
The DOL has issued a final rule to re-define who is rendered a "fiduciary" of an employee benefit plan under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) by providing investment advice to a plan or its participants or beneficiaries.
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.
This month's edition of WPI's Insider Report includes articles on the Administration's push to finalize rules before the November elections, legislative and litigation steps to thwart those efforts, and state bills and ordinances that have advanced.
On Monday, April 4, 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 3 into law. This measure will increase the state minimum wage, in steps, to $15 to per hour, and expand paid sick leave benefits to certain workers.
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.
A new rule will require employers to file public reports when they use consultants (including lawyers) to provide labor relations advice and services that have the purpose of persuading employees regarding union organizing or collective bargaining.