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David Weil nominated to head DOL's Wage and Hour Division
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • September 12 2013

President Obama has announced his choice to serve as Administrator of the DOL's Wage and Hour Division (WHD). The position has remained vacant for a


Agencies make additional adjustments in light of continuing government shutdown
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • October 2 2013

Now that all indices point to a more prolonged federal government shutdown than originally anticipated, agencies have issued additional information


Senate bills would provide greater workplace protections for veterans
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • May 31 2012

In the week leading up to Memorial Day, Senators Robert Casey (D-PA) and Mark Pryor (D-AR) introduced legislation that would increase reemployment and leave protections for veterans and returning members of the National Guard and Reserves


New executive order addresses regulatory burdens
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • May 14 2012

On May 10, 2012, President Obama issued a new Executive Order (E.O.) Identifying and Reducing Regulatory Burdens that aims to reduce the costs and obligations of federal regulation


DOL Labor Secretary discusses companionship rule, H-2B visa program at appropriations hearing
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • March 15 2012

On Wednesday the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies conducted a hearing to discuss the Department of Labor’s fiscal year 2013 budget request


Senate approves employer tax credits for hiring veterans
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • November 11 2011

On Thursday the Senate voted 95-0 in favor of legislation that would provide employers with tax credits for hiring long-term unemployed and wounded veterans


EEOC approves rule defining RFOA defense in ADEA disparate impact claims; discusses disabled veterans' hiring obstacles
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • November 17 2011

During a public meeting held on November 16, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission voted 3-2 in favor of a draft final rule defining the parameters of the “reasonable factors other than age” defense under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act


DOL extends contractor filing deadline for VETS 100100A reporting forms
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • October 3 2011

Federal contractors will have an additional month to submit their VETS-100VETS-100A reporting forms required under the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment and Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA), as amended


Bill renewing Trade Adjustment Assistance Program ready for president's signature
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • October 21 2011

On October 12 the House by a 307-122 margin approved a measure that temporarily and retroactively extends the Trade Adjustment Assistance program that was enacted as part of the 2009 stimulus package and expired in February 2011


Administration does not object to renewed effort to challenge Affordable Care Act’s constitutionality
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • November 2 2012

U.S. Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. has decided not to challenge Liberty University of Lynchburg, Virginia’s petition to have the Fourth Circuit review its case contesting the legality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA