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February 8, 2017

WPI Insider Briefing: New President, New Congress, New Direction in Workplace Policy

President Donald J. Trump was sworn into office on January 20, 2017, ushering in a new balance of power in Washington and what is expected to be a dramatically different era of workplace policy.

ASAP
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February 6, 2017

Missouri is Now a Right-to-Work State

On February 6, 2017, Missouri became the 28th state to enact a right-to-work law.

Insight
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February 5, 2017

NLRB's General Counsel Issues Memo on Arbitration Issue Pending at Supreme Court

As a result of the Supreme Court’s recent decision to address whether class and collective action waivers are lawful in an arbitration agreement, many employers have asked whether similar pending cases will be held in abeyance.

WPI Report
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February 2, 2017

State of the States: Legislatures are off to the Races!

Most state legislatures are back in session, and they are poised to address a wide range of labor and employment issues this year. Since January 1, 2017, more than 500 employment-related bills have been proposed in more than 40 states.

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January 23, 2017

New Administration Orders Freeze of Pending Regulations, Takes Aim at the Affordable Care Act

One of the first acts of the new Administration on Inauguration Day was to issue a memorandum putting the brakes—at least temporarily—on federal regulations that have not yet taken effect, and to release an executive order regarding the ACA.

Dear Littler
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January 20, 2017

Dear Littler: Can A Boss Fire Someone for Off-Duty Political Activities?

I saw one of my employees on the local news the other night participating in a political rally. We try to maintain a tension-free workplace. Can I discipline him for this conduct, or institute a policy prohibiting this kind of behavior?

ASAP
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January 13, 2017

Supreme Court Will Review Three Cases Involving the Lawfulness of Class and Collective Action Waivers

On January 13, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in three cases involving the lawfulness of class and collective action waivers in arbitration agreements.

ASAP
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January 10, 2017

Kentucky Enacts Right-to-Work Law

Over the weekend, Kentucky lawmakers passed a right-to-work bill, which was promptly signed by Governor Matt Bevin. The new law took immediate effect, making Kentucky the 27th state in the nation and the last state in the South to adopt such a measure.

WPI Report
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December 2, 2016

Workplace Policy Institute Insider Report — December 2016

This edition of the Insider Report discusses efforts to block controversial regulations, highlights state and local ballot initiatives that succeeded on Election Day, and explains how the Trump Administration will attempt to “repeal and replace” the ACA.

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November 16, 2016

Court Permanently Blocks DOL's Persuader Rule

To the relief of many employers that rely on third parties to provide labor advice and services, a Texas federal court has permanently blocked a rule that would have required them to make certain disclosures about their consultants to the DOL.

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