Texas Roadhouse Hit with Whopping $12 Million Settlement for Age Discrimination

Texas Roadhouse, a national, Kentucky-based restaurant chain, will pay $12 million and furnish other relief to settle an age discrimin­ation lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Oppor­tunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today. The EEOC had filed suit seeking relief for a class of applicants the EEOC charged had been denied front-of-the-house positions, such […]

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EEOC to Host Meeting on the ‘Future of Work’

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold a meeting on Wednesday, April 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Eastern Time), at agency headquarters, 131 M Street, N.E., Washington D.C. The meeting, entitled “The State of the Workforce and the Future of Work,” will be open to public observation. The meeting will consist of […]

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MSHA Proposes Delay in Rule on Examinations of Working Places

The Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed a delay in the effective date of the final rule on Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines from May 23, 2017, to July 24, 2017. The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is proposing to delay the effective date to assure that mine operators and […]

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Proposed Fiduciary Rule Delay Sent to OMB for Approval

The Department of Labor (DOL), after closing a 15-day commentary period, has sent for approval the proposed 60-day delay in its Fiduciary Rule to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), which would push its implementation date from April 9 to June 10 at the earliest. Observers now believe there may be several delays as the […]

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HHS Secretary Pledges to Uphold Obamacare

Testifying before Congress today, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price pledged to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare) so long as it is “the law of the land,” including the individual and employer mandates. “So long as the law is on the books, we at the department are obliged to uphold the […]

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‘More Resolved Than Ever’ to Repeal Obamacare, House Leaders Say

Only four days after the humiliation of not being able to unite their party to vote for a replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare), House Republican leaders said “we’re closer today to repealing Obamacare than we ever were before,” and in the words of Majority Whip Steve Scalise, “more resolved than ever […]

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Trump Signs Joint Resolutions Killing Four Obama-era Regulations

On Monday, March 27, President Trump signed four separate Joint Resolutions of Congress to kill regulations issued under President Obama, the most notable of which being the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Rule. The nullifications came about through the mechanism of the Congressional Review Act (CRA), which gives Congress 60 session days after a regulation […]

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OSHA Launches ‘Safe and Sound’ Campaign

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched its “Safe and Sound Campaign” recently, calling on employers to review their safety and health programs to protect workers, and reduce workplace injuries and deaths. “With just a phone call, companies can contact OSHA for assitance in achieving safety compliance. Working together with businesses, unions, and employees, […]

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Repeal and Replace Gets Trumped

President Trump has pulled Ryancare from the agenda at the House of Representatives and no vote will be held. “We just pulled it,” Trump told Robert Costa, a reporter for The Washington Post, in a phone call. The vote was scheduled for 3:30 p.m. EDT. In a tweet, the president then invited Democrats to work […]

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Supreme Court Limits Presidential Appointment Powers

The Supreme Court this week curtailed the appointment power of presidents by ruling that no one can be named as an acting head of a federal agency if that person has been nominated for the full position and that position requires Senate approval. The ruling springs from an action by then-President Barack Obama, who in 2011 named Lafe […]

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