by JW Furman
During my years with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), I saw several changes in presidential administrations and power shifts between the major parties in Congress. Following major political upheavals, changes in the priorities of those agencies and even in the day-to-day [...]
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by JW Furman
Many employers saw their ranks diminished on February 16 as a host of employees stayed away from work in support of the nationwide “A Day Without Immigrants” campaign.
Employers are likely to see that situation repeated as more protests are scheduled for the coming months. A walkout to support “A Day Without a Woman” is [...]
It’s bad enough that flu can make people miserable and hamper an employer’s operations, and it may be even worse when employees decide to power through and come to work sick, thereby spreading the misery. But besides dealing with the illness, employers have legal and policy issues to consider, including whether they can require employees [...]
More than 16 years after issuing the original notice of proposed rulemaking in 1990, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released a final rule revising its standards on slip, trip, and fall hazards and personal fall protection systems.
OSHA is charged with enforcing the Occupational Safety and Health [...]
President Donald Trump’s executive order affecting foreign nationals and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries sparked an uproar from a number of major employers—particularly those in the tech sector—but it may be just the first signal of a new and uncertain atmosphere for companies wishing to employ foreign workers.
Trump’s order, issued on January 27, prohibits [...]
by Judith E. Kramer and Sean D. Lee
With the election of Donald Trump, there is no question that there will be upheaval in many areas of the law. Even in the discrete area of labor and employment law, the prognostications could fill many blog posts. In this article, we focus on the employment-related [...]
by H. Juanita M. Beecher
Although a Texas federal district court judge barred the implementation of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces (FPSW) final rule, the paycheck transparency requirements of FPSW are still scheduled to become effective for federal contractors with new contracts worth more than $500,000 issued after January 1, 2017. [...]
Employers can expect some relief from federal requirements under the Trump administration, especially those put in place under President Obama.
New pay reporting requirements and the overtime rules almost certainly are doomed, as are new requirements for contractors, attorneys from Fortney & Scott predicted during a recent webinar. On the other hand, employers are likely [...]
by Billy Hammel
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that employers with 100 or more employees must include employee pay data in their EEO-1 reports beginning in March 2018. The EEOC says it will use the data to combat “wage gaps” based on race, ethnicity, or sex.
by Jacob M. Monty
Under federal immigration law, employers are required to verify the employment eligibility of their employees, and this includes completing a Form I-9. However, this process can be tedious and confusing to employers, and if it’s done incorrectly, it could result in large fines. In fact, on August 1, [...]