Last week, North Carolina lawmakers repealed the state’s controversial House Bill 2 (“HB 2”), which had required individuals to use the public bathroom that corresponds with the sex on their birth certificate, along with several other provisions.
On March 27, 2017, President Trump signed a joint resolution of disapproval (H.J. Res. 37) to block the rule implementing Executive Order 13,673, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces, otherwise known as the "blacklisting" rule.
Last November, Maine voters approved An Act To Legalize Marijuana. Emergency legislation since enacted provides employers with operations in Maine a temporary reprieve from complying with the anti-discrimination provisions of the law until Feb. 1, 2018.
California assembly members recently introduced a bill containing new state-wide restrictions on an employer’s ability to make pre-hire and other employment decisions based on an applicant or employee’s criminal records, including a ban-the-box component.
On February 28, 2017, President Trump delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress, outlining a broad vision of his agenda. The Trump administration is widely expected to chart a dramatically different course on workplace policy.
Federal government contractors are now required to provide annual privacy training for employees who have access to a system of records, handle personally identifiable information, or design, develop, maintain or operate a system of records.
Statehouses across the country continue to propose legislation at a frenzied pace. In February, as in January, more than 500 bills concerning labor and employment issues were either introduced or addressed in some fashion.