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DACA Update: Will the Program Be Terminated?
September 1, 2017
President Donald Trump is expected to announce as early as this week or next week the future of the previous administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. News outlets have reported high level meetings this week to review the program’s status, and there is a significant risk that the President intends to announce termination of the program.
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Extraordinary Employee Excuses
August 31, 2017
I am often surprised (and highly amused) by the excuses offered by employees to justify their misconduct. And by the fact that they’re often willing to litigate over them! A recent example of this can be found in the case of Alamillo v. BNSF Railway Co.
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Reputation is Everything
August 31, 2017
I just finished reading a nightmare of a case involving the relentless campaign of a town resident to call out and punish a town official for his role in the controversial development of historic property in the center of their town.
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DOL Overtime Rule Struck Down
August 31, 2017
A Texas federal court has struck down the Obama-era Department of Labor (DOL) revised overtime exemption rule, which sought to more than double the salary level required for overtime-exempt workers.
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EEO-1 Pay Data Report – Reporting of Pay Data a No-Go
August 30, 2017
Bullard Law has previously reported on the EEOC’s 2016 changes to the reporting requirements for collection of demographic information on race, gender, and ethnicity, by job category, to also include pay data and hours worked for employees grouped in twelve different pay bands.
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EEO-4 Survey Filing Deadline Fast Approaching
August 30, 2017
Public employers take note: the September 30, 2017 EEO-4 Survey deadline is fast approaching.
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Good News On The DOL's Overtime Rules - We Go Back To The Drawing Board!
August 29, 2017
The overtime rule published in 2016 by the Department of Labor ("DOL") that significantly increased the minimum salary necessary to qualify for the white-collar and highly compensated overtime exemptions will be changed under the DOL's new leadership. 
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Update On The DOL's Persuader Rule
August 29, 2017
Earlier this year we alerted you to several lawsuits filed against the Department of Labor ("DOL") over a change to reporting requirements under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act ("LMRDA"). We write to update you on this matter.
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Hurricane Harvey and the FMLA: Are Your Employees Eligible for Leave During a Natural Disaster?
August 28, 2017
Natural disasters like Harvey raise a host of issues for employers: how do you pay your employees during during suspended operations?  Whether and to what extent should health benefits and other benefits be offered?
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What’s in a Name? Ask Robert Lee
August 24, 2017
Instead of covering the top sports headlines of the day, ESPN has once again made the headlines and found itself embroiled in controversy. 
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Labor Looks for Labor Day Love
August 23, 2017
The song “Looking for Love,” written by Wanda Mallette, aptly describes the circumstances of organized labor on this Labor Day. First celebrated in 1882 to provide a “working man’s holiday,” Labor Day has evolved to include an analysis of the state of labor unions.
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The Current Battle over the ACA: Federal Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments
August 23, 2017
Despite increasing pressure from insurers, health professionals, patient advocate groups, and health care industry leaders during the month of July, the Senate Republicans made multiple attempts to pass some form of a health care bill that repealed some or all of the Affordable Care Act.
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Dec 14

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Dec 13

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