Executive Orders

President Biden Signs Multiple Executive Orders Relating to Federal Workplaces on Day One
January 21, 2021
As expected, the Biden Administration hit the ground running January 20th, including firing the Trump-appointed general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board and signing 17 Executive Actions. This Alert covers several of those actions that create immediate impacts on Federal employers and contractors, and are of interest to all employers.
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Federal Contractors and Recipients of Federal Grants Granted Relief from President’s Executive Order on Diversity and Inclusion Training
December 23, 2020
On December 22, 2020, a judge granted a preliminary injunction halting enforcement of the EO.
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President’s Executive Order on Diversity and Inclusion Training
October 19, 2020
Based on a recent Executive Order, federal contractors who conduct expanded diversity trainings now will be subjected to increased scrutiny, and some types of diversity training now may be construed as discriminatory.
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Executive Order Bans Certain Race and Sensitivity Training Topics in Employment and Education
September 28, 2020
On September 22, 2020, President Donald Trump issued a controversial Executive Order “combat[ting] offensive and anti-American race and sex stereotyping and scapegoating” by federal contractors and recipients of federal grant funds, including schools, colleges, and universities.
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Modified “Travel Ban” Becomes Effective on June 29: What Clients Need to Know
June 29, 2017
As many who have been following recent news and our alerts are aware, the Supreme Court on Monday partially stayed injunctions by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that blocked the revised version of President Trump’s travel ban from becoming effective.
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Travel Ban 2.0: Current Status
June 16, 2017
This client alert summarizes the most recent developments in the litigation over President Trump’s so-called “Travel Ban” issued by Executive Order on March 10, 2017.
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Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangements – Maybe Better Than We Thought
May 4, 2017
In December 2016, Congress passed and President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act, which created qualified small employer health reimbursement arrangements (QSEHRAs).  This Alert reviews how QSEHRAs may be used, in light of different laws in Oregon and Washington
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Buy American and Hire American and the H-1B Lottery
April 19, 2017
On April 18, President Trump signed the “Buy American and Hire American” Executive Order.
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Tweets Follow

Jan 22

President Biden Directs OSHA to Step Up COVID-19 Safety Measures by February 4

Jan 21

New @shrm Court Report: Certain Specialists Are Administratively Exempt

Jan 21

More Guidance from the CDC on Workplace Vaccination Programs