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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

12 Dec 2017

DOL extends comment period on tipping rule amid backlash

The U.S. Department of Labor has agreed to give the public more time to comment on its proposal to ax an Obama administration ban on tip pooling after advocacy groups and Democrats in Congress raised concerns.

12 Dec 2017

NLRB puts 'quickie' election rules on the chopping block

The National Labor Relations Board's newly-minted Republican majority on Tuesday said it would seek public comment on rules designed to speed up the union election process, the first step in revising or repealing them.

12 Dec 2017

EEOC Monitor: Harassment settlements in agency's sights

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will be keeping a close eye on settlement agreements in sexual harassment cases to see if they violate federal law, Commissioner Chai Feldblum told Reuters.

09 Dec 2017

En banc 9th Circuit to weigh use of salary history in justifying pay gaps

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday will revisit its recent decision that said employers can use workers' prior salary history as a defense in pay discrimination cases, which deepened a circuit split on the issue.

07 Dec 2017

U.S. lawmakers propose ban on arbitration of sexual misconduct claims

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has introduced a bill that would ban agreements to keep sexual harassment and discrimination claims out of court, amid a wave of sexual misconduct allegations against powerful men.

07 Dec 2017

Google beats class action sex bias claims, for now

A California state judge has dismissed class action claims accusing Alphabet Inc's Google of paying female employees less than men and giving them fewer opportunities for promotions.

07 Dec 2017

House panel considers GOP proposal to preempt local paid leave laws

Human resources officials from two companies told a U.S. House of Representatives panel on Wednesday that a Republican proposal to preempt state and local paid leave laws would be a welcome relief to the costly and burdensome patchwork that employers currently face.

05 Dec 2017

Wal-Mart faces another pregnancy bias claim at EEOC

Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Monday was hit with the latest in a series of complaints claiming the retail giant denied accommodations to pregnant employees even after it revised its policies in response to previous complaints.

05 Dec 2017

Trump administration proposes rollback of tip-pooling rule

The U.S. Department of Labor on Monday proposed eliminating an Obama administration rule that allowed restaurant employees to keep their tips instead of being forced to share them with non-tipped workers, saying the rule had contributed to pay disparities between servers and other staff like cooks and dishwashers.

01 Dec 2017

6th Circuit says Dow wasn't joint employer of Dubai unit's IT executive

A U.S. appeals court has ruled that Dow Chemical Co was not the joint employer of a partially-owned subsidiary's former executive in Dubai who claimed she faced sexist comments and was fired for getting a divorce.

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