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July 11, 2017

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President Trump's Revised Executive Order on Travel Ban Remains Blocked
June 22, 2017

President Trump's Revised Executive Order on Travel Ban Remains Blocked

On June 12, 2017, the Ninth Circuit issued its ruling in Hawaii v. Trump, upholding the majority of the district court's preliminary injunction prohibiting the government from implementing the "travel ban" and refugee cap provisions within the March 6, 2017 Executive Order, entitled "Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States" (the "Order").

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The U.S. Department of Labor's Shift in Policy: A Win for Businesses?
June 12, 2017

On June 7, 2017, the Secretary of Labor announced that the Department of Labor is withdrawing its Obama-era Wage and Hour Administrator's Administrative Interpretations addressing joint employment and independent contractors. The abandonment of those interpretations, which were aimed at extending protections to workers, marks a significant shift in favor of businesses.

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DOL Announces Immigration Fraud Enforcement
June 09, 2017

On June 7, 2017, the U.S. Secretary of Labor announced its plans to be more pro-active in pursuing entities committing visa program fraud abuse. The Secretary has ensured that the Department of Labor is focused on applying all laws governing the administration and enforcement of non-immigrant visa programs.

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Supreme Court Unanimously Extends the
June 09, 2017

On June 5, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an 8-0 decision (with new Justice Gorsuch not participating as this case was argued and decided prior to his joining the Court) holding that qualified retirement plans maintained by church-affiliated organizations are considered "church plans," even if the plan was originally established by a non-church entity. The decision in Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton reversed the decisions of several lower courts, including the appellate courts of the Third, Seventh and Ninth Circuits.

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June 05, 2017

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The SHRM Learning System® for PHR®/SPHR® Certification Preparation
February 08, 2017

The SHRM Learning System® for PHR®/SPHR® Certification Preparation

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United States Supreme Court Rules That Same Sex Couples Have A Right to Marry
February 08, 2017

On June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, in which it held that same sex couples have a Constitutional right to marry.

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NWA Employee Solutions Summit--A must attend event!!!
January 18, 2017

Does your company rely on hourly employees? Is the lack of reliable, hard-working hourly employees affecting your business, bottom line and STRESS level? Would you like to attract more (and better) applicants, hire the super-stars, and retain them longer in 2016? If so, the NWA Employee Solutions Summit is for you!

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OFCCP Proposes Updated Regulations on Sex Discrimination
January 17, 2017

Executive Order 11246. These obligations include ensuring nondiscrimination in employment on the basis of sex, taking affirmative action to employ diverse applicants, and ensuring all employees are treated without regard to their sex.

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2016 Standard Mileage Rates for Business, Medical and Moving Announced
January 17, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2016 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.

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DOL Publishes 'Persuader' Final Rule
January 17, 2017

On March 24, the Department of Labor (DOL) published the “persuader” final rule in the Federal Register. The rule will require employers to report consultant — or “persuader” agreements — to complement the information that unions already report on their organizing expenditures. The DOL says this allows for better information for workers making decisions on whether or not to form a union or bargain collectively.

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OSHA Clarifies Employers' Recordkeeping Obligations
January 03, 2017

In the final days of the Obama Administration, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule that "clarifies" its position that an employer's duty to record work-related injuries and illnesses is an ongoing obligation that continues for the full five-year record retention period.

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