Monthly Archives: February 2018

Employer Policies Unlawful Under Obama May Be Lawful Again

Trump Administration Rolling Back Certain Obama-Era DOL and NLRB Interpretations


The Trump Administration has begun to roll back some of the prior administration’s policies which reinterpreted decades of US Department of Labor and National Labor Relations Board decisions and enforcement policies.  Many employers had revised long standing payroll practices, handbook policies, and internship programs to comply with these interpretations.   As the Trump-era DOL and NLRB are beginning to restore many of the prior interpretations, including under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the National Labor Relations Act, employers might reconsider similarly restoring prior policies and practices when updating employee handbooks for 2018.