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.
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia invalidated the EEOC’s final regulations on the operation of voluntary wellness programs under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).
Recent actions by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) and Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) indicate that employers seeking to hire foreign workers will likely face a more stringent visa approval process.
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 2, 2017, President Trump unveiled the revised RAISE (Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment) Act, which would create new parameters for obtaining a green card for U.S. company employees and decrease family immigration numbers.