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Whenever someone tells you that a proposed bill “clarifies” something or “simplifies” existing law, you should view such talk with a dose of healthy skepticism....more
The California Chamber of Commerce has just released its annual list of “job killer” bills that have been proposed in the California Legislature. This year’s list identifies 32 proposed laws, including six new “Costly...more
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear another major affirmative action case, Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, No. 12-682. At issue is the legality of Michigan's voter-approved ban of using racial preferences...more
The ACLU is trying to dismantle a “right to work” law passed in Michigan in December, saying people were locked out of the capitol while the measure was debated. ...more
On March 20, 2013, Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) reintroduced the Healthy Families Act (“the Act”) to the United States Senate (S. 631) and House of Representative (bill number not yet...more
Following up on our earlier posts, tomorrow, March 13, 2013, the New York City Council’s Committee on Civil Rights will determine whether to send the new unemployment discrimination law (No. 814-A) to the full New York City...more
As we predicted in an earlier blog post, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has vetoed legislation aimed at prohibiting discrimination against New York City’s unemployed. ...more
In his second inaugural address, President Barack Obama provided America with some insights into his beliefs and his agenda, which will significantly affect today's workplace. Fittingly scheduled on a day that honored the...more
In Dye v. Office of the Racing Comm'n, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that individuals alleging retaliation because of their political affiliation need not show that they were actually affiliated with the...more
At its meeting on Thursday night, December 6, 2012, the City of Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission ("FPC") announced that it would reconsider its decision to reinstate Milwaukee Police Department ("MPD") Officer Richard...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
The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a Michigan law that banned preferential treatment based on race, sex or national origin in public employment, public education or public contracting. The ruling defeats the 2006...more
In an important decision for Michigan's public universities and proponents of affirmative action, the full Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down Michigan's "Proposal 2." Proposal 2 was enacted by voters in 2006 as...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
In the recent election four states - Maryland, Maine, Minnesota and Washington - demonstrated their increased support for same-sex marriage. This comes directly on the heels of New York's highest court striking down the...more
Voters in Maine, Maryland and Washington approved the legalization of same-sex marriage in their states. In addition, voters in Minnesota rejected a state constitutional amendment to define marriage as an opposite-sex union....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
Political disagreements can arise in the workplace at any time, but especially during an election season. Some of these can be heated. In the interest of maintaining order, many private employers restrict political speech in...more
Voter referendums on same-sex marriage will be on the November ballots in four states: Maryland, Washington, Maine and Minnesota. The outcome of these referendums may complicate the options and obligations of employers in...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
As the 2012 presidential election rapidly approaches, employers must brace themselves for an inevitable spike in political banter in the workplace. Indeed, with social and political issues such as healthcare reform and...more
September 30 was the last day for California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. to sign or veto bills passed by the State Legislature during its 2011-2012 Regular Session. Governor Brown signed several bills of interest to...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
As we continue our series this week of highlighting employment law issues for the candidates, next up is Rep. Paul Ryan...
Your record on the Employment Non-discrimination Act is, to be blunt, muddy at best. You appear...more
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