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President Expands OFCCP Jurisdiction to Investigating Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Effective immediately, federal contractors, including construction employers working on federally-funded construction projects, and federal government employers are prohibited from discriminating against applicants and...more

8/21/2014 - Barack Obama Civil Rights Act Discrimination Employer Liability Issues Executive Orders Federal Contractors Gender Discrimination Gender Identity Sexual Orientation Discrimination Transgender

Supreme Court Rules President’s 2012 Appointments to NLRB Unconstitutional, Invalidates Key Pro-Union NLRB Decision, and...

In a unanimous decision issued June 26, 2014, the Supreme Court ruled that President Obama’s three so-called recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board in January 2012 were unconstitutional and invalidated the...more

7/2/2014 - Barack Obama Canning v NLRB NLRB Recess Appointments SCOTUS

Newark Passes Paid Sick Time Ordinance

Beginning on May 29, 2014, all private sector employers must provide paid sick time to their employees who work in Newark, including part-time and temporary employees who work at least 80 hours in a calendar year, subject to...more

3/12/2014 - Employee Rights Paid Leave Sick Leave

New OFCCP Rules Establish Hiring Benchmarks and Goals for Veterans and Qualified Individuals with Disabilities

Effective March 24, 2014 federal contractors and subcontractors subject to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Rehabilitation Act”) or the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (“VEVRAA”) must...more

3/7/2014 - Disability Federal Contractors Hiring & Firing OFCCP Subcontractors Veterans Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act

Jersey City Employers - Get Ready to Implement Paid Sick Time Policies

Beginning on January 24, 2014, all private employers in Jersey City must make sick time available to their employees, including part-time and temporary employees who work at least 80 hours in a calendar year. The following...more

1/28/2014 - Compliance Employee Rights Paid Leave Recordkeeping Requirements Sick Leave

Affordable Care Act’s Special Rules for Grandfathered And Self-Insured Health Plans

The Affordable Care Act’s (“ACA”) mandates regarding health care plans, including the individual mandate, take effect with no change in schedule, despite the recent U.S. Treasury Department’s decision to postpone employer...more

9/15/2013 - Affordable Care Act Collective Bargaining Employer Group Health Plans Employer Mandates Exemptions FLSA Grandfathered Status Self-Insured Health Plans

OFCCP Issues New Directive Aimed At Detecting Pay Discrimination Based on Gender, Race and Ethnicity

On February 28, 2013, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued new procedures for assessing contractor and subcontractor disparate pay practices....more

3/27/2013 - Contractors Discrimination OFCCP Pay Discrimination Subcontractors Title VII

Appeals Court Nixes President’s Recess Appointments to NLRB Raising Question Whether Any NLRB Decisions Since 2011 Are Enforceable

In a 3-0 decision on January 25, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals held that a Board decision issued on February 8, 2012 was invalid because the Board failed to consist of a quorum of three validly appointed members....more

1/29/2013 - Canning v NLRB NLRB Quorum Recess Appointments

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