The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on November 11, 2019, as to whether President Trump could rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, commonly known as DACA.  Based on questions and comments made by the justices, many commentators suggest that we may be looking forward to another 5-4 decision, with five of the justices allowing...
A Gallup Poll released in October shows that 40% of employed Americans believe they are in good jobs, versus 44% in mediocre jobs, and 16% in bad jobs.  The poll shows that how employees rank the quality of their job has a strong correlation with how they view their quality of life.   A majority of those making more than $140,000.00 a year,...
This newsletter has noted in prior articles the significance that Google places on its workplace culture designed to encourage open debate. The culture has resulted in numerous attempts by Google employees to influence corporate policies, most notably pressing management to cancel certain contracts, including those related to the image-recognition system ...
The National Safety Council has published an Employer Toolkit for drug policies and issues, which is very informative and comprehensive.  The Toolkit furnishes an employer an excellent "checklist" of various items to consider, including such things as how opioids affect tolerance and ultimately lead to addiction, how to confront an employee, sample e...
As reported in this newsletter last month, a federal judge in the District of Columbia ruled that the EEOC had to implement its requirement that employers file certain pay equity data as part of their EEO-1 Component 2 filing due on September 30 of this year.  The EEOC has already announced that the pay equity data component will not be required afte...
Last month, this newsletter reported that President Trump, on October 9, signed two executive orders to reduce the impact of agency guidance that had become a back door means of regulation.  Agencies are supposed to review all their federal guidance documents and rescind those no longer in effect.  The Office of Management and Budget has given a...
It is not uncommon for many employers and their attorneys to complain that they are harassed by overly aggressive federal investigators, some of whom appear to be following prior administration policies that are no longer applicable.  In October, Cheryl Stanton, Administrator of the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division, addressed just this is...

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