Trump's FY2018 budget seeks 21% less for Department of Labor

President Trump wants to cut the Department of Labor’s budget by 21% in 2018.

Wave of tort reform could benefit employers

Republican lawmakers have been advancing bills that would limit employer liability in different types of lawsuits.

NLRB: Facebook criticism of union official is protected

A Niagara Falls man has won back pay and other damages after filing an unfair labor practice complaint with the National Labor Relations Board against Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 91.

D.C. court weighs appeal of Browning-Ferris NLRB case

The D.C. Court of Appeals heard oral arguments March 9 in a case that challenges the National Labor Relations Board’s 2015 decision in Browning-Ferris, which expanded the definition of a “joint employer” to include entities that exert even indirect control over another organization’s employees.

Labor Secretary-designate Acosta to join elite club

If Alexander Acosta is confirmed as the nation’s 27th secretary of labor, he will join some illustrious company.

Is it legitimate to prohibit our employees from discussing their compensation?

Q. Our policy prohibits employees from discussing their salaries and benefits with each other. This helps reduce untimely requests for raises, petty gossip and the inevitable questions about why one employee makes more than another. Is such a policy a good idea?

What to expect from Trump's Labor nominee

With the nomination of Alexander Acosta to head the Department of Labor, the race is on to figure out where he stands on issues important to employers.

Business groups appeal to kill off retirement fund fiduciary rule

A coalition of business groups is appealing a federal court’s decision to uphold the Department of Labor’s new fiduciary rule, which requires retirement fund brokers to act solely in their clients’ best interests when recommending investments.

'2-for-1' regulatory plan aims to free up businesses

President Trump’s goal is to alleviate the regulatory burden on employers of all sizes.

Disorganization: Union membership falls to all-time low

Only 10.7% of U.S. workers are now members of labor unions.

Acosta to replace Puzder as Labor Secretary nominee

Law school dean and former NLRB member Alexander Acosta is the Trump administration's new pick to become Secretary of Labor.

Two-for-one regs purge? Don't bet on it

A dramatic reduction in the regulatory burden may be largely illusory, for several reasons.

Puzder tipped off to Democrats' HELP Committee queries

Andrew Puzder, President Trump’s nominee to become Secretary of Labor, got a preview of the tough questioning that he was to expect Feb. 16 during his scheduled confirmation hearings.

N.Y. firm that runs Senate cafeteria faces contract ban

The U.S. Department of Labor has initiated disbarment proceedings against the New York City company that holds the contract to operate the U.S. Senate’s cafeteria in Washington, D.C.

Cuomo executive orders aim to close wage gap

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued two executive orders designed to close the wage gap between male and female state employees in New York.
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