On February 15, 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the ADA Education and Reform Act, HR 620, by a vote of 225 to 192.  The bill aims to curb “drive by” public accommodation suits by requiring that potential plaintiffs first give notice to the allegedly offending business – along with the opportunity to fix the problem – before filing an ADA suit.

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House Republicans recently introduced H.R. 3441, a bill that aims to clarify and narrow the definition of “joint employer” under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The bill proposes the following uniform definition:

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The Department of Labor posted its anticipated Request for Information on the 2016 overtime rule.  In its post, the DOL stated that it will publish the RFI in the Federal Register tomorrow, July 26. The RFI represents a preliminary step in the rulemaking process to revise the federal overtime rules set by the Obama administration. The RFI seeks comments on whether and how the DOL should set salary minimums, whether the regulations should contain multiple salary levels, and the impacts of the 2016 rule.

Stakeholders have 60 days from publication to submit comments.