Welcome to the Trupp HR Legal Corner designed to keep business leaders informed of critical employment legislation and case law.
California proposes a more in depth version of the “ban-the-box” measure
California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) proposes regulations that would prohibit employers from using criminal background reports if members of a particular race or other protected category are disproportionately affected.
SEC cracking down on waivers in severance agreements
The Securities and Exchange Commission is stepping up their enforcement on securities fraud, prohibiting employers from impeding whistle-blowers.
Justice Department intensifies enforcement
The Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel (OSC) has proposed some changes to the unlawful hiring discrimination against immigrants. The proposed terminology change would give the Justice Department more freedom when approaching the unfair practices of employers.
Presidential election could have significant effect on overtime rule
As the December 1 effective date for the overtime rule approaches, the presidential election plays a substantial role in its fate. While Hillary Clinton has expressed full support of the new rule, Trump favors a small-business exemption.