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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
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
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
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
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
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
On November 6, 2012, voters in Oklahoma approved the Oklahoma Affirmative Action Ban Amendment, State Question 759 which eliminates affirmative action in state employment. This constitutional amendment bans affirmative action...more
Overshadowed by President Obama's re-election and some hotly-contested Senate races were several notable state ballot measures affecting HR....more
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
Greater workplace flexibility for women and putting women in greater positions of power in government and business has been raised repeatedly by this year's presidential candidates. As a result, the issue of equal pay for...more
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
This is one of the "May Issue" applications. It is not as bad as many were....more
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
Costs Free - Judge Roger Berner. ...more
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
"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
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
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