The Trump administration's Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions ("regulatory agenda"), released on December 14, 2017, indicates agencies are taking a hard look at existing rules, and treading lightly with new ones.
On December 6, 2017, the Puerto Rico Secretary of the Department of Labor and Human Resources published the proposed Regulation to Administer Act No. 379 of May 15, 1948, as amended, known as Puerto Rico’s Working Hours and Days Act.
The baseball pennant races are about to kick off, but not all the action is on the field. Roughly a dozen state legislatures were in session during September, and they considered more than 50 labor and employment bills.
September 15 was the last day in 2017 for bills to pass both houses of the California Legislature and be forwarded to the governor. Governor Jerry Brown (D) has until October 15, 2017 to sign, veto, or otherwise not act upon these bills.
On September 5, 2017, the Trump administration announced that it would formally end the DACA program. If Congress is unable to enact new legislation to protect this program, DACA will terminate, impacting over 800,000 individuals.