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Labor Relations / Unions

EEOC cuts backlog to 10-year low


The EEOC trimmed its backlog of discrimination and harassment cases by 16.2% in fiscal year 2017, which ended Sept. 30.

NLRB general counsel confirmed


The Senate has confirmed Peter Robb to become the National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel. The general counsel acts as the board’s top prosecutor.

Joint-employer legislation passes quick House vote


Legislation repealing the broad definition of joint employment established by the National Labor Relations Board’s 2015 Browning-Ferris decision passed the House of Representatives Nov. 7.

Joint-employer legislation scheduled to move quickly in House


The House Rules Committee is fast-tracking legislation that would repeal the broad definition of joint employment established by the National Labor Relations Board’s 2015 Browning-Ferris decision.

Wage & Hour admin nominee clears key Senate committee

Cheryl Stanton is one step closer to becoming administrator of the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division.

FedEx exec tapped to lead OSHA

President Trump has nominated Scott Mugno to become Assistant Secretary of Labor in charge of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

ICE could quintuple worksite enforcement

Immigration and Customs Enforcement will “significantly increase” the number of inspections in worksite operations, according to acting ICE Director Tom Homan.

Big win for unions seeking to reclassify workers

Normally, the U.S. Department of Labor has jurisdiction over whether workers should be classified as employees or true independent contractors. But now the National Labor Relations Board has entered the fray in a way that could have big consequences for employers.

Federal court: Wellness rules must go back to EEOC for rewrite

In response to a lawsuit, a federal judge has instructed the EEOC to reconsider regulations concerning how employer wellness programs interact with the ADA and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.

Rutledge nominated to head DOL branch that regulates benefits

President Trump has nominated Preston Rutledge to run the Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration, a position that carries the title of “assistant secretary of labor.”