House Republican leaders were forced to withdraw the proposed American Health Care Act after failing to gather a single Democratic vote and lacking support from the conservative GOP Freedom Caucus.  Although talk persists, there appears to be little likelihood of any immediate efforts to reintroduce the ObamaCare alternative.  ObamaCare thus cur...
A couple of recent federal rulings have given encouragement to employers facing overbroad and often unreasonable federal agency subpoena demands for a broad array of employment information.  In a recent federal appeals court ruling, the court affirmed a district court judge’s ruling that the EEOC was not entitled to enforce its subpoena request...
On March 6, 2017, Congress gave final approval to legislation invalidating President Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order, and various implementing rules.  This order has been commonly called the "blacklisting" order, as it would require federal contractors to report recent violations of labor and employment laws when bidding on...
Employers are well familiar with the concept that they may be sued for negligence for maintaining the employment of a sexual or other type harasser, particularly where another employee is adversely affected.  One case involves a recent Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in the Home Depot case, in which a supervisor murdered an employee whil...
Mixed signals are developing from several regulatory and judicial pronouncements on transgender and other LGBT issues.  On January 31, 2017, President Trump indicated that he intended to maintain an Obama-era Executive Order signed to protect gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender federal workers and contractors from workplace discrimination.  ...

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