During a ceremony in the Rose Garden, President Trump signed a much-anticipated “Religious Liberty” executive order.   The Executive Order states it is the

policy of the executive branch to vigorously enforce Federal law’s robust protections for religious freedom.

The relatively short Executive Order also recognizes that

the United States Constitution enshrines and protects the

In a much anticipated, last minute ruling, a U.S. District Court Judge has ordered a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking the labor law violation disclosure requirements and restriction on use of arbitration agreements portions of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Final Rule and Guidance (“Final Rule”), which were set to take effect today.

The pay

The final regulations for Executive Order 13706 (“Paid Sick Leave for Workers on Federal Contracts”) were published September 30, 2016.  Under the Executive Order and final regulations, paid sick leave obligations will begin with new solicitations and contracts beginning January 1, 2017.

Join my colleagues Patricia Pryor and Leslie Stout-Tabackman on October 20, 2016 for