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 »

ASAE Testifies Again on DC Paid Leave

Yesterday ASAE testified at DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Working Group on Jobs, Wages, and Benefits on the issue of paid leave. Julia Judish, special counsel at Pillsbury LLP, testified on behalf of ASAE. ASAE’s testimony raised concerns about the Universal Paid Leave bill currently under consideration by the D.C. Council and added support for the… Read more »