High Court to hear class-action waiver cases

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear three cases addressing a perennial hot topic: Is it lawful to include class-action waivers in arbitration agreements?

Puzder hearings postponed

Hearings to confirm fast-food executive Andrew Puzder as the Trump administration’s Secretary of Labor may not occur until February.

DOL lawsuit would force Google to release compensation data

The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit to require Google to provide pay data and documents relating to employees working at the company’s California headquarters.

Puzder confirmation likely despite Dem doubts

Confirmation hearings for Andrew Puzder, President-elect Trump’s nominee to become secretary of labor, were set to take place Jan. 12 before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

Timing is everything: Note when you first tell employee about any adverse action

If you orally inform an employee that she will not be getting a promotion, an accommodation or some other benefit, make sure you note when that happened and what you said.

Federal court permanently strikes down 'persuader rule'

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas has converted a previous temporary injunction preventing implementation of the U.S. Department of Labor’s revised “persuader rule” into a permanent injunction that applies nationwide.

Trump administration may mean big employment law changes

Expect both houses of Congress to use their power to reshape the employment law landscape.

NLRB likely to favor employers, not labor unions, under Trump

Expect a more employer-friendly National Labor Relations Board once President-elect Trump takes office.

Puzder likely to walk back DOL's advocacy

If Andrew Puzder is confirmed as the Trump administration’s Secretary of Labor, the Department of Labor is likely to execute a sharp U-turn away from the policies and regulatory practices of the last eight years.

Court scraps NLRB 'persuader' rule

The National Labor Relations Board’s controversial “persuader” rule died quietly Nov. 16.

9 employment-related executive orders that could disappear Jan. 20

Here are some of the most significant employment-related executive orders that could be on the chopping block.

Transition: Will Trump pump the brakes on a runaway NLRB?

Expect the NLRB’s aggressive moves to come to a halt once the board’s makeup is changed.

Who will be the next Secretary of Labor?

These three are among the names being floated as possible nominees to become the Trump administration’s Secretary of Labor, according to

More joint employer blues for McDonald's parent company

Labor organizers claim they have named McDonald’s Corp. as a defendant in a series of sexual harassment complaints.

Injunction temporarily blocks federal contractor disclosure rule

A Texas judge has issued a preliminary injunction preventing a rule from taking effect that would have required federal contractors to inform Uncle Sam of any accusations of labor law violations lodged against them in the previous three years.
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