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Lawsuit for a Retaliatory or Discriminatory Firing under the Labor Code May Not Be Filed Until After Fired Employee Completes...

After complaining about a supervisor smoking in the office, an employee of the State Assembly was fired. Believing the firing was motivated by his complaint, the employee filed a lawsuit against the Assembly, claiming...more

Alabama Firearm Act of 2013

The Alabama Firearms Act of 2013 was signed by Gov. Bentley in May, 2013, thus the effective date should be (at the latest) 08/01/2013. This long overdue law changed Alabama's system of issuing concealed carry weapon's...more

NY Statewide Coalition of Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, et. al. v. NYC Dept. of Health

Analysis: NYC "Nanny State" Soda Ban Enjoined

Even the best laid plans of "nanny state" policy must pass constitutional muster. Hon. Milton Tingling enjoined New York City from instituting the now-famous sugar sweetened beverage ban that Mayor Bloomberg has touted...more

OCR Reflects On The Work Done During The First Obama Administration

The Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights enforces federal statutes that prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, disability, age, race, color, and national origin in programs that receive financial assistance...more

Obama's Mark on Employment Law - What do Employers Have to Look "Forward" To in the Next Four Years?

Now that the frenzy of the election has died down, Florida has counted its votes, and the major media outlets have moved on from dissecting party rhetoric, the question remains: What does Obama's reelection mean for the...more

Construction Newsletter -- November 2012: New California Law Reforms Disability Access Litigation

On September 19, 2012, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 1186, aiming to help California business owners guard against costly, predatory lawsuits filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and...more

A Look Back at Obama’s (First?) Four Years and Employment Law

Finally, today is Election Day. And while the pundits tonight will all look forward to what the next four years might bring, it’s worth taking a quick peek back at Obama’s (first?) four years with a review of some of...more

The Government on Combatting Human Trafficking: "We REALLY, REALLY Mean It"

Since 2005, federal contractors have been on notice that the Government has “zero tolerance” for any federal contractor found to be complicit in aiding human trafficking. For the past seven years, however, that “zero...more

Legislators Accuse Assistant AG of Inappropriate Interference in Disparate Impact Case

On September 24, Representatives Lamar Smith (R-TX), Patrick McHenry (R-NC), and Darrell Issa (R-CA), along with Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA), sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder alleging that Assistant...more

Quick Hits: Election Roundup, Seminar Details, Harassment, and CTDOL Improvements

As the week draws to a close, it’s time for another installment of Quick Hits, where I highlight a few blog posts worth a read. - As readers know, this week I’ve been posing a series of questions to the major party...more

Fall Management Update -- August 31, 2012

In This Issue: Avoiding Workplace Headaches During this Political Season; Post-Macy Best Employment Practices for a Transgender Workforce; and Legal Risks Arising from International Expansion. ...more

Scrutiny of Gender Disparities in Compensation: At the Executive Level and Below

Originally published in Pension & Benefits Daily on 07/18/2012. This article examines some of the laws that prohibit gender-based pay disparities, the Obama administration’s attention to this important issue, and a...more

House Passes Appropriation Bill That Limits EEOC's Implementation of Stringent Enforcement Guidelines Regarding Criminal Screening...

The EEOC’s recent enforcement guidance regarding employers’ use of criminal histories in employment decisions (the “Guidance”) appears to have one more foe: the U.S. House of Representatives. On May 10, 2012, the House passed...more

This Week in Washington - April 27, 2012

In This Issue: - DOMESTIC POLICY MATTERS Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Budget/Appropriations. On Wednesday, the House Appropriations Committee approved FY 2013 302(b) spending allocations that follow the $1.028 trillion...more

New Executive Order Imposes Sanctions on Technology Companies that Facilitate Human Rights Abuses in Iran and Syria

The White House recently released a new Executive Order imposing sanctions on information technology companies that facilitate certain human rights abuses in Iran and Syria. Released on April 23, the Executive Order...more

Mobile County Pistol Permit Application 2012

This is one of the "May Issue" applications. It is not as bad as many were....more

Legal Alert Update: Will Congress Exempt Health Care Providers from Affirmative Action Obligations?

On December 14, 2011, the House passed H.R. 1540, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included language with respect to exempting TRICARE providers from OFCCP jurisdiction. In our previous legal alert,...more

Hawkeye Communications

Fight in Cost Neutral Enviroment.

Costs Free - Judge Roger Berner. ...more

It’s Time to Fix Our Sentencing Laws

Years after the Supreme Court Put the Ball in Congress’s Court,the Sentencing Commission Can Finally Spur Action The US Sentencing Commission is confronting a challenge to its own existence. Critics of the Commission’s...more

President's Job Plan Includes Anti-Discrimination Provision

"The Fair Employment Opportunity Act of 2011" is part of President Obama's American Jobs Act unveiled last week. The Act is intended to make it easier for unemployed Americans to get a new job. The Act would make it...more

Fenwick Employment Brief - July 13, 2011

In this issue: Recent Federal Cases in California Limiting Wage and Hour Class Actions; Confidentiality Provisions in Employment Agreement Violates Employee Concerted Activity Rights Under NLRA; Denny’s Restaurant To Pay $1.3...more

Il riparto del FSN per il 2011: Much Ado About Nothing? (by CeRM, Fabio Pammolli e Nicola C. Salerno)

Questo Working Paper risponde a due quesiti:  Quale distribuzione di risorse tra Regioni emergerebbe se i 106,4 miliardi di Euro del Fsn-2011 fossero ripartiti in maniera tale da riconoscere, su tutto il territorio...more

Sistemi sanitari regionali alla sfoda del Federalismo - Aprile 2011 (Italia)

Una proposta operativa di regole federaliste per il riparto del Fondo sanitario nazionale (Fsn). Con simulazione. 15 Aprile 2011...more

Management Update - December 2010

In this issue: NLRB Claims Firing Employee Over Facebook Post is Illegal; Senate Rejects Paycheck Fairness Act; Changes to Grandfathered Plan Rules Announced; NLRB Will Require Electronic Posting of Notices; and Employee Not...more

Accessing Public Records: Pennsylvania’s Right to Know Law

A summary of Pennsylvania's Right to Know Law....more

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