Search Results Archives: February 2018

February 15, 2018

Harassment guidance for employers awaits approval from White House

From: The Hill

The White House is reviewing an Obama-era proposal from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that would update federal guidance for employers on preventing harassment in the workplace.

Released before the “Me Too” movement, and just 10 days before President Trump took office, the proposal most notably extends the EEOC’s interpretation of sex-based harassment to include harassment based on gender identity and sexual orientation, among other things.

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February 6, 2018

The ATF Received 36,000 Comments on Bump Stocks. They’re Overwhelmingly Anti-Regulation.

From: The Trace

Sean Campbell and Daniel Nass


The Trace downloaded the text of more than 32,000 of the comments and used computer scripts to parse and analyze them. The comments overwhelmingly opposed regulating bump stocks. Only 13 percent were in support of the proposal to regulate the devices. (Another 2 percent didn’t express a clear stance.)


The public comments collected by the ATF are intended to inform the agency’s decision of whether to reclassify bump stocks and subject them to regulation. If the agency chooses to propose a new rule, it would be sent to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs for approval, before being published in the Federal Register.

February 1, 2018

Overseas Observation on EB-5 Reform

Editor’s Note: See CRE Petitions DHS to Reform the EB-5 Program to Create Jobs in Rural America & Areas of High Unemployment. The article below has been translated from the Chinese original.


Outreach Abroad Observation | EB-5 Reform, Second Boot is Shaky


Overseas Liu Jiani: Recently, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of the United States White House (Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OIRA), The official website (WWW.REGINFO.GO) updated the implementation time of the EB-5 reform program of the United States Immigration Bureau, from September 1 this year planned for April 2018 to February 2018. What does that mean? From a professional point of view, the Immigration Department’s move is aimed at urging Congress to implement EB-5 reforms as soon as possible.