Texas Court Stops US DOL Again – Eastern District Enjoins Overtime Rule Only Days Before Scheduled Effective Date
By Debbie Cohen In case you missed it while taking a little break for the Thanksgiving holiday, on November 22, 2016, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas gave employers, business groups, states, and other interested parties the relief they had sought from imminent implementation of the US Department of Labor’s […]
Voters in 7 States Approve Recreational or Medical Marijuana Use—Is This the Tipping Point for Legalization?
By Barbara Johnson Introduction On election day, voters in California, Nevada, Maine, and Massachusetts approved the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes. An additional three states, Florida, Arkansas and North Dakota, approved the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes—a huge victory for the proponents of legalized marijuana. Of all the initiatives up for vote, the […]
On October 28, the White House introduced a new website designed to make it easier for employees to learn about their employment rights and, if appropriate, to file charges and complaints against their employers. The new site – Worker.gov – is in beta version and is supposedly designed to improve with use and feedback. Unlike […]