Concern Growing About DOE Loan Forgiveness

Concern is growing that the Department of Education may retroactively refuse to honor loan forgiveness as part of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF) to participants who are employed by certain nonprofit organizations. In December of 2016 the American Bar Association filed a lawsuit against the Department of Education to stop the Department’s retroactive… Read more »

Trump’s Labor Nominee Grilled on Overtime Rule

President Trump’s nominee to head the Labor Department, Alexander Acosta, suggested in a Senate confirmation hearing yesterday that he would not support the overtime rule put out last year under the Obama administration. Acosta told the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee that, if confirmed, he would follow Trump’s instructions that Cabinet members review… Read more »

Overtime Rule on Hold After Court Action

The Obama administration is still reviewing its legal options after a federal judge in Texas last week granted a preliminary injunction to halt the Department of Labor’s overtime rule that was supposed to take effect today. The emergency motion was granted at the request of 21 states, ASAE, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and other… Read more »