David Barron

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Houston Mayor Proposes City Ordinance On Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Houston is one of the few major cities in the country without a law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Neither federal nor Texas law includes such a protected category, however, other Texas cities...more

4/23/2014 - Sexual Orientation Sexual Orientation Discrimination

President Obama Targets Equal Pay

On April 8, President Obama issued two executive orders which will impact employers who do business with the federal government. First, the President made it unlawful for contractors to retaliate against employees who discuss...more

4/10/2014 - Discrimination Employee Rights Equal Pay Executive Orders Federal Contractors OFCCP Retaliation

Congress Passes Rare Bipartisan Amendment To Obamacare

There is not a lot that Democrats and Republicans can agree on with respect to Obamacare, but on April 1, 2014 the President signed into law a Medicare bill which had a provision tucked inside that will bring some important...more

4/9/2014 - Affordable Care Act Barack Obama Deductibles Healthcare Reform Medicare

NLRB Rules That College Football Players Can Unionize

Under the Obama administration, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has taken some radical positions, but its newest decision makes clear that all bets are off in the second term. The Regional Director of the NLRB...more

3/31/2014 - College Athletes NLRB Unions

Labor And Employment Observer - 2013/2014

In This Issue: Message from the Chair; Social Media and the Workplace: 2013 and Beyond; Unpaid Internships: Training Ground or Legal Landmine?; Supreme Court’s Nassar Decision Sets Higher Causation Standard for a...more

1/7/2014 - Affirmative Action Background Checks Big Data Causation D.R. Horton Disability Discrimination DOL ENDA FMLA Minimum Wage OFCCP Religious Discrimination Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS Social Media Unpaid Interns US v Windsor UT Southwestern Medical v Nassar Veterans Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act

Labor and Employment Observer 2012/2013

In This Issue: - Message from the Chair - A Second Obama Administration’s Impact on Labor and Employment Issues - Will There be Comprehensive Immigration Legislation After the 2012 Presidential...more

1/1/2013 - Affordable Care Act EEOC FMLA Hurricane Sandy Immigration Reform NLRB OSHA Same-Sex Marriage Social Media USERRA Wage and Hour

Monthly Wage Hour Tip – Travel Time

One of the areas of wage and hour law which often creates confusion is payment for travel time. The rules are different, for example, depending on how long the employee is away from home, and whether the employee is driving...more

9/12/2012 - DOL Travel Pay Travel Time Wage and Hour

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