The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently announced proposed regulations updating its current regulations for federal government contractors and subcontractors regarding...more
The National Labor Relations Board recently issued its new rule for union organization elections. The new rule makes several changes, most significantly shortening the time frame for conducting a union election, requiring the...more
Late last week, the National Labor Relations Board changed the rules on employee use of the employer’s email systems for labor organizing. The Labor Board’s new rule is that employee use of email for union-related...more
Can an employer terminate an employee out of a belief that the employee is too distracted from his job duties due to caring for a relative with a disability? That was the issue in the recent case, Kourimihelakis v. Hartford...more
Employers may have become familiar with some of the legal and human resources issues involving social media use by employees. However, one social media platform offers an illustration of the many evolving legal, human...more
When an NFL lineman makes allegations that one of his teammates bullied him, people notice. A big, strong lineman in the macho world of pro football is not someone people think would or could be affected by teasing, jokes and...more
Originally published in The Journal Record - February 7, 2013.
Employers concerned with recent expansive rulings by the National Labor Relations Board got a significant measure of relief on Jan. 25. The U.S. Court of...more