December 3, 2018

Bush Legacy Lives On Through Americans With Disabilities Act

As tributes to former President George H.W. Bush’s legacy continue in the wake of his passing, I find myself reflecting on one particular piece of legislation –…

September 14, 2018

NLRB Proposes New Joint Employer Standard

In November 2017, the United States Senate confirmed Peter Robb as the new General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”). On December 1, 2017, Mr. Robb issued Memorandum…

September 12, 2018

Department of Labor Seeks Input Regarding Possible Changes to Overtime Rules

In June of 2015, in response to former President Obama’s mandate that it take steps to ensure that employees are compensated fairly, the United States Department of Labor released proposed…

July 11, 2018

Draining the Swamp:  What Trump’s Proposed Merger of Labor and Education Departments Means For Employers

Last year, the federal Office of Management and Budget announced a plan “to make government lean, accountable, and more efficient.”  Cited as the next step in a series of reform…

June 29, 2018

In North Carolina, Civil Relief for Applicants with Criminal Records Is Now Within Reach

On June 25, 2018, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed House Bill 774 into law, providing judges with discretion for reducing civil barriers to employment, housing, and other essential opportunities…

May 21, 2018

Supreme Court Upholds Arbitration Clauses in Employment Agreements

On May 21, 2018, in three cases in which employees sought to pursue collective claims against Epic Systems Corp., Ernst & Young, LLP, and Murphy Oil USA, Inc. for alleged…

March 1, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Scope of Whistleblower Protections Under Dodd-Frank

On February 21, 2018, in the case of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers, the United States Supreme Court unanimously decided that employees who raise internal complaints about possible violation…

February 27, 2018

EEOC Releases Updated Strategic Plan

A New Plan or More of the Same?

On February 12, 2018, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published its Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2018 through 2022.…

December 20, 2017

NLRB’s New General Counsel Signals Major Policy Changes Are on The Way

In November 2017, the United States Senate confirmed Peter Robb as the new General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”). On December 1, 2017, Mr. Robb issued Memorandum…

November 3, 2017

Halloween Ushers in Potential Resurrection of Proposed Overtime Rule

You thought it was dead – but the United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced on October 30 that it plans to appeal a Texas district court’s August ruling which…

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