Only 68 days into his term, President Trump and his administration have been making headlines, but have not given employers much of an indication of how Trump’s policies will impact them. Below is a roundup of some of the key issues impacting (or potentially impacting) employers.
Department of Labor
The Secretary of Labor is a cabinet level position within the Executive Branch.
Earlier this month, the Department of Labor, under its new Secretary, Alexander Acosta, officially withdrew Obama-era guidance letters related to FLSA claims and joint employer liability for same. The letters, issued in 2015 and 2016, provided guidance on classification of employees as independent contractors, and when joint employers may be liable for misclassification.Read more
In a recent opinion, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals gave a greenlight to the EEOC’s own long-held beliefs about the breadth of its subpoena powers. In EEOC v. UPS, 6th Cir. No. 16-2132, ____ F.3d ____, 2010 WL 2486017 (June 9, 2017), the EEOC was investigating the charge of a single individual on an allegation of ADA discrimination.Read more
Bugbee & Conkle’s The Employer, December Edition
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BUGBEE & CONKLE | v9 | DECEMBER 2016
EEOC Issues ADA Informal Guidance to Employees for Mental Health ConditionsRead more
Since 2000, Lennie Geiger has been a loyal and dedicated member of the Bugbee & Conkle family. As the firm’s bookkeeper, Lennie has had the important task of handling our finances. We are saddened, yet proud, to announce Lennie’s retirement, which is effective in January, 2017.
Although we will miss Lennie here at Bugbee & Conkle, we are certain Lennie will continue to impact others with goodhearted work throughout her retirement.
On December 19th Governor Kasich signed into law Senate Bill 199, which limits employers’, among others, ability to ban entirely from their premises properly licensed conceal carry weapons.Read more