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Weekend News & Commentary — July 22-23, 2017

Published July 23rd, 2017 -

On Friday, fifteen civil and human rights leaders published a letter to José Muñoz, chairman of Nissan North America, urging him to allow workers at the Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi to organize through a free and fair union election. The signatories, in... More »

Trump Administration Walks Away from Overtime Rule

Published July 5th, 2017 -

On Friday, the Trump Administration finally took a position in the Fifth Circuit litigation over the validity of the Obama Administration’s rule to raise the overtime salary threshold to $47,476 from the $23,660 level that has been in place since 2004.  On the... More »

Today’s News and Commentary—June 28, 2017

Published June 28th, 2017 -

President Trump announced one choice for the National Labor Relations Board, William Emanuel. Emmanuel is a partner at Littler Mendelson and has worked with Republicans in Congress and major trade groups from various industries. President Trump has one other p... More »

An Opinion on WHD Opinion Letters

Published June 28th, 2017 -

In his hearing yesterday before the Senate Appropriations Committee, Labor Secretary Alex Acosta announced that DOL’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) will reinstate the practice of providing “opinion letters.” These letters are legal interpretations of the laws t... More »

Filling the Cabinet: Candidates for Secretary of Labor

Published November 14th, 2016 -

Over the next few days, OnLabor will run a series of backgrounder posts on the candidates we understand to be under consideration for Secretary of Labor.  We start today with Victoria Lipnic, an EEOC Commissioner, who according to several published accounts is... More »

Who Will be Trump's Sec. of Labor?

Published November 9th, 2016 -

Politico has a piece up on possible cabinet nominees.  Here’s what they say about Labor: Labor secretary As with many Cabinet posts under Trump, the campaign and transition staff have been looking for a CEO or executive to lead the Labor Department. One ... More »