Welcome to Seyfarth Shaw’s Presidential Pulse Digest, a round-up of analysis by Seyfarth’s leading policy team on the business impact of President Donald Trump’s policy agenda. President Trump is following through rapidly on his campaign pledge to immediately overhaul, overturn and eliminate a long list of federal laws and regulations. The political, legal and business ramifications of President Trump’s new administration are being felt by businesses and individuals across the United States and around the world.
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Management-Side Attorney Nominated for Final Seat on NLRB
Employer Labor Relations Blog - June 29, 2017
Seyfarth Synopsis: President Trump has nominated a candidate for the final remaining vacancy on the five-member National Labor Relations Board, who, if confirmed, would give the Republicans a 3-2 majority on the NLRB.
The Future of Dodd-Frank: Where is it Going?
One Minute Memo - June 26, 2017
Seyfarth Synopsis: Steve Mnuchin, the Secretary of the Treasury, put forth the first of several Reports proposing financial reforms. Much of the Report makes sweeping changes to Dodd- Frank, the legislation put in place after the 2008 financial crisis. The Report comes on the heels of the Financial Choice Act, introduced by House Republicans, which also proposes repealing key provisions of Dodd-Frank. These actions are the opening salvo in what is expected to be a protracted and complicated effort to curb the regulations that make up Dodd-Frank, which is considered by many Republicans to be legislation which has stifled economic growth and hurt the banking industry. This One Minute Memo will update you on both initiatives, including efforts to curb the power of the CFPB.
Travel Ban Update: The United States Supreme Court Will Hear The Appeal Over President Donald Trump’s Revised Travel Ban Next Term And Reinstates Parts Of The Ban
One Minute Memo - June 26, 2017
Seyfarth Synopsis: U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the Travel Ban in their next term. Shortly before its summer recess, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear oral arguments on the Trump administration’s revised travel ban against nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The hearing is expected to take place this fall.
DOL Withdraws Guidance on Independent Contractors and Joint Employers: What It Means and What Employers Should Do Now
Management Alert - June 20, 2017
Seyfarth Synopsis: United States Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta recently withdrew the federal Wage & Hour Division’s (WHD) Obama-era guidance documents on independent contractors and joint employment. Those documents, known as Administrator Interpretations, set forth WHD’s understanding of the concepts involved in determining “employer” status under the Fair Labor Standards Act. By now, you have likely seen the numerous immediate reactions of lawyers and other commentators published in the wake of the withdrawals. Ours was among them. Now that there has been some time to give deeper contemplation to the withdrawals, this Alert offers a more detailed analysis of what happened and what it means.