'Blacklisting' Rule Rejection May Begin Pro-Employer Trend

Law360, New York (March 28, 2017, 4:14 PM EDT) -- Brett Coburn

Anna Saraie With all of the recent focus on immigration, health care and Russia, the Trump administration has not yet focused much attention on employment issues. When on March 27, 2017, the president signed a congressional resolution disapproving the regulations implementing President Obama's so-called "blacklisting executive order," that trend changed, and it may signal a move by the administration toward the pro-employer policies that businesses have been anticipating since Election Day.

History of the Executive Order

On July 31, 2014, President Obama signed Executive Order 13673, titled the "Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces" executive order. The EO required (1)...

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