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Predicting the Unpredictable — Labor and Employment Law Under President-Elect Trump

Posted in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Government, NLRB
It’s been almost two weeks since Donald Trump was elected president, and information has been starting to emerge about his potential administration and policies. This week, HR Legalist examines some of the potential developments that employers can expect in the areas of labor and employment law during the Trump administration.  Of course, our readers should… Continue Reading

New Burdensome Federal Contracting Requirements

Posted in Government, Workplace Policies
On July 31, 2014, President Obama signed the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order, which—for the first time—requires large federal contractors to disclose prior labor law violations, designate a Labor Compliance Advisor, and disclose wage and hour information to its workers. The provisions of the Executive Order take aim at federal contracts with a… Continue Reading

House GOP Leadership Signals Support for Mandatory Employment Verification and More Visas for Skilled Workers

Posted in Government, Immigration
U.S. employers should take note of the House GOP’s announcement on January 30, 2014, because it could signal a move towards mandatory participation in E-Verify and an increase in the number of visas available to foreign workers. Specifically, House leaders announced their support for stronger employment verification and workplace enforcement as well as an increase… Continue Reading