The GAO is Not Down with OFCCP: Report Criticizes Agency’s “Weak” Compliance Evaluations and May Trigger Increased Contractor Oversight

The Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) recently released a study of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program’s (“OFCCP” or the “Agency”) oversight functions for fiscal years 2010 to 2015.

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Business Organizations and Ten States Move for a Nationwide Permanent Injunction Against DOL’s New Persuader Rule

By | Labor Relations Today | September 30, 2016
Business Organizations and Ten States Move for a Nationwide Permanent Injunction Against DOL’s New Persuader Rule

In June 2016, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas entered a nationwide preliminary injunction against the Department of Labor’s new Persuader Rule, finding that the “DOL’s New Rule is not merely fuzzy around the edges.

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SB 1241—What Happens in California Stays in California (Sorry, Vegas)

SB 1241—What Happens in California Stays in California (Sorry, Vegas)

On September 25 (yes, a Sunday), Governor Brown signed into law Senate Bill 1241. SB 1241, effective January 1, 2017, adds Section 925 to the Labor Code to restrain the ability of employers to require employees to litigate or arbitrate employment disputes (1) outside of California or (2) under the laws of another state.

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11th Circuit Holds Rule 23 Class Actions Can Proceed in Same Suit As FLSA Collective Actions

In a case for minimum wage and overtime claims, the Eleventh Circuit joined the D.C., Second, Third, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits in holding that a state-law Rule 23 class action may be maintained in the same proceeding as a Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) collective action. 

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