LABOR RELATIONS / UNIONS

Acosta to replace Puzder as Labor Secretary nominee

02/16/2017
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

02/16/2017
A dramatic reduction in the regulatory burden may be largely illusory, for several reasons.

Puzder tipped off to Democrats' HELP Committee queries

02/15/2017
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

02/09/2017
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

02/09/2017
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued two executive orders designed to close the wage gap between male and female state employees in New York.

What you can do to discourage union organizing

02/09/2017
Unions have the right to try to organize. Employers have the right to oppose unionization.

Understand basics of work-related U.S. visas

02/09/2017
Brush up on the various types of visas and what’s required of noncitizen workers.

Is Puzder's Secretary of Labor nomination in trouble?

02/07/2017
President Trump’s nomination of fast-food executive Andrew Puzder to become Labor Secretary all of a sudden seems to have tripped over some obstacles.

Business groups wary of Trump immigration policies

02/07/2017
Technology companies and business advocacy groups worry that the Trump administration’s executive order restricting international travel from seven countries could signal a broader immigration crackdown that could stifle economic growth and make it harder to compete.

Gorsuch, like Scalia, apt to back employers

02/01/2017
Several of the nominated judge's rulings have been skeptical of granting too much power to regulatory agencies such as the DOL and NLRB.

Acting chairs named to head EEOC, NLRB

01/31/2017
President Trump has named Victoria Lipnic to serve as acting chair of the EEOC and Phillip Miscimarra to serve as acting chair of the National Labor Relations Board.

Can we urge an employee to change her name?

01/30/2017
Q. With Valentine’s Day around the corner and love in the air, I think it would be an opportune time to convince our employee to take her husband’s last name.

California Supreme Court's big break ruling: Workers must be completely relieved of duties

01/30/2017
On Dec. 22, 2016, the Supreme Court of California ruled that California law prohibits on-duty and on-call rest periods.

Puzder hearings again rescheduled--now set for Feb. 2

01/24/2017
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee originally scheduled Puzder’s sit-down for mid-January, but twice pushed it back.

Suit: 'Involuntary servitude' for Twin Cities workers

01/23/2017
A lawsuit filed in federal court alleges that the owners of several grocery stores regularly hired and mistreated undocumented workers.
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