Dept. of Labor Proposes to Rescind Two Rules It Says Undermine Worker Protections
On March 11, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced plans to rescind two final rules that the Biden Administration said would have significantly weakened protections for workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act(“FLSA”).
SEC, DOL Advance New Fiduciary Rule After Adverse 5th Circuit Ruling
Both the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) and Department of Labor (DOL) are pushing ahead with fiduciary standards for investment advisers despite the 5th Circuit striking down the DOL’s previous fiduciary rule earlier this year.
What Does a Federal Government Shutdown Mean for Compliance?
For the first time since 2013, on Saturday, January 20th, 2018, the U.S. government ran out of money when Congress failed to pass a spending bill to fund the federal government. Much of the federal government’s operations have ground to a halt due to the lack of funding. Because Congress is seemingly at an impasse over immigration policy, the shutdown may last several days, if not weeks. In light of Loyola’s upcoming symposium exploring what happens when regulation is not enforced, it is interesting to consider how, in a similar vein, the shutdown affects compliance.
New Overtime Rules Have Employers Working Overtime
Ryan Whitney Managing Editor Loyola University Chicago School of Law, JD 2017 Beginning in December of this year, the Department of Labor will implement their final update to the rules governing overtime pay. The new income threshold will nearly double, thus encompassing 4 million workers nationwide. This update will have a large impact on …