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Two Trumpian developments of interest to employers will occur on March 15, next Wednesday:

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Look out!

Alex Acosta's confirmation hearing is scheduled to take place that day. Mr. Acosta is President Trump's nominee for Secretary of Labor, and is expected to have relatively smooth sailing. On the other hand, is there anything that has been "smooth" about the President's first months in ...

The employment law week in Trumpland started out a little slow, but now we're back in business.

Acosta looking good for confirmation as Secretary of Labor. In contrast to nominee Andrew Puzder, the outlook appears good for his successor nominee Alexander Acosta. Mr. Acosta seems to have bipartisan support in the Senate, and has even been endorsed by the International Union of ...

President Trump's new nominee for Secretary of Labor is R. Alexander Acosta, dean of the law school of Florida International University in Miami. Before he became a law school dean, Mr. Acosta's experience included heading the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice under President George W. Bush. He was also a member of the National Labor Relations Board for about eight ...

Yesterday, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied the Trump Administration's motion to stay the temporary restraining order issued by a federal judge in Seattle. This means that the TRO, which blocks the temporary travel ban from taking effect, will remain in place. The Administration may seek review by all of the judges on the Ninth Circuit or by the U.S. Supreme ...

Dum-da-dum-dum!

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"Not so fast!"

Bloomberg BNA reports that the U.S. Department of Labor, which is the defendant in a lawsuit challenging the rule regarding white-collar exemptions to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, has asked for an extension of time to allow "incoming leadership personnel adequate time to consider the issues."

You know what that means.

The ...

President Trump announced yesterday that he would be naming his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court next week. The nominee, if confirmed, will fill the seat vacated by the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

According to most news sources, the three leading contenders are U.S. Court of Appeals Judges William Pryor (Eleventh Circuit), Neil Authority of Law StatueGorsuch (Tenth Circuit), and Thomas Hardiman ...

DonaldTrump.flickrCC.iprimagesWe'll try to keep you up to date with the latest labor and employment law news from the Trump Administration via a series of mini-posts as news develops.

According to Politico's Morning Shift, "President Trump ordered executive departments and agencies to freeze all pending regulations until the administration could review them." This would include the DOL overtime rule, which ...

USDOL Seal.flickrCC.DonkeyHoteySources within President-Elect Donald Trump's transition team said today that Mr. Trump's nominee for Secretary of Labor would be Andy Puzder, Chief Executive Officer of CKE Restaurants, Inc., which includes Hardee's and Carl's Jr. A formal announcement is expected on Monday.

UPDATE (12/8/16): Well, I guess it's already official.

CKE's website has a bio of Mr. Puzder, but it has ...

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This year is ending with quite a few changes in various federal workplace posters. To ensure that employers, especially federal contractors, have kept up with the required changes, here is a summary:

Federal 6-in-1 Poster 

The U.S. Department of Labor made changes to some of the posters included in what is commonly called the Federal 6-in-1 Poster. The changes ...

The November edition of ConstangyTV's Close-Up on Workplace Law tackles workplace holiday parties, the legal risks, and how to minimize those risks. Hot Dog Man.flickrCC.JeleneMorrisHost Leigh Tyson interviews Gary Wheeler of our Jacksonville Office about what employers should and shouldn't do. If you haven't already done so, please subscribe to our YouTube channel.

The new, improved I-9 form. Elizabeth ...

Robin Shea has 30 years' experience in employment litigation, including Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (including the Amendments Act). 
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