Proposed DOL Regulations Advance Fair Pay and Safer Workplaces

Blanchard Proposed DOLSecretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today takes a decisive step forward implementing Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order.  The new proposed regulations and agency guidance build on President Obama’s Executive Order last summer, protecting millions of workers involved in federal contracting from wage theft, inadequate workplace safety measures, and banning the abusive practice of denying access to the courts through mandatory arbitration clauses.  Both are being published today in the federal register and opened for a notice and comment period before final implementation. [Read more…]

Police actions must be questioned…

Blanchard Police ActionsOur system of civil justice relies on public trust.   How can we move forward as a civil society without that piece?  We need to have a system that instills faith that our prosecutors and courts will confront ALL wrongdoers and bring them to ALL to justice… if we want this society to work. [Read more…]