On August 31, 2017, in Nevada v. U.S. Department of Labor, 2017 WL 3780085 (S.D. Tex.), a federal court in Texas formally nullified the Obama administration's dramatic revisions to the federal overtime rule.  The court held that the previous Administration exceeded the authority Congress gave it when it dramatically expanded the number of people enti...
On September 5, 2017, President Trump announced that he would end the program that protects undocumented immigrants that entered the U.S. as children, while urging Congress to pass broad immigration legislation protecting these persons.  The Obama Administration initiated the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in 2012 stating that immigrat...
On August 29, 2017, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) informed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that it is initiating a review and immediate stay of the new pay data collection aspects of the EEO-1 form that was developed during the Obama Administration.  The expanded form would have required employers with 100 or more emplo...
A somewhat interesting situation has resulted from the change in administrations, with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) taking opposite positions in a couple of important pending court cases.  In October, two arguments will be heard in a U.S. Supreme Court case that is actually a consolidation of several c...
Employer wellness programs have become increasingly popular in recent years as a device that might be a "win-win" to reduce health care costs, improve employee health and productivity, and also show that the company is interested in the well-being of its employees.  However, wellness programs (including those which require medical examinations before...

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