• Enhancing Detection of Human Trafficking Act
    Jul 12, 2017  - BACKGROUND: Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery that exists not only in foreign countries, but in every state in the United States. This atrocious crime involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to force victims into labor or commercial sexual exploitation. The International Labor... More
  • Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2017
    Jun 27, 2017  - BACKGROUND: With its 2004 San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) overturned long-standing precedent and began using a subjective test to determine when and where to assert its jurisdiction over Native American tribes. Prior to this decision, the NLRB ... More
  • Affordable Retirement Advice for Savers Act
    Jun 9, 2017  - BACKGROUND: Far too many men and women are leaving the workforce without the financial security they need when they retire. In fact, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office, 29 percent of households with individuals over the age of 55 have no retirement savings or traditional p... More
  • Affordable Retirement Advice for Savers Act Bill Summary
    Jun 9, 2017  - Introduced by Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), the Affordable Retirement Advice for Savers Act (H.R. 2823) repeals the Obama administration’s fiduciary rule and protects access to affordable retirement advice for low- and middle-income families. The legislation also establishes a statutory definition of “inves... More
  • Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act
    Jun 6, 2017  - BACKGROUND: In 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) implemented the ambush election rule, imposing significant changes to the rules governing union elections. The board’s rule dramatically shortened the time between the filing of a petition for a union election and the election date, mak... More
  • Employee Privacy Protection Act
    Jun 6, 2017  - BACKGROUND: During the Obama administration, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) implemented new policies that jeopardize the privacy of workers and their families. Buried in the NLRB’s ambush election rule — regulations designed to speed up union elections — are requirements that force employ... More
  • Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act Bill Summary
    Jun 6, 2017  - Protecting Worker Freedom and Employer Free Speech In 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) implemented significant changes to the rules governing union elections. The board’s ambush election rule provides employers just seven days to prepare a case to present before a NLRB hearing officer... More