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Weekly Update Newsletter - March 2015 #2

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS - DoD Issues Notice to Publish an Updated List of Product Categories for Which Federal Prison Industries Have a Significant Market Share - The Department of Defense (DoD) issued a Notice...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - March 2015

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS - GSA Issues Notice of Public Meeting and Request for Comment on Proposed Rule to Amend GSAR Transactional Data Reporting - The General Services Administration (GSA) issued a notice of...more

ALERT: Federal Government Announces Compensation for Employers of Reservists

On November 25, 2014 the Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., announced a new Government of Canada program which will provide financial support to employers of Canadian Armed Forces...more

Layoff Upon Return From Military Leave May Qualify as a “Reemployment Position” Under the USERRA

According to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) requirement that a returning service member be reemployed in the position that he or she would have...more

Eighth Circuit Rules that Termination of Employment Can Be a Proper Reinstatement Under the Uniformed Services Employment and...

In Milhauser v. Minco Products, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 24938 (8th Cir. Dec. 5, 2012), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled that reinstatement under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act...more

VETS-100/VETS-100A Report Filing Deadline Extended

Executive Summary: The Department of Labor's Veteran's Employment and Training Services (VETS) has announced that it is extending the deadline for the submission of VETS-100/VETS-100A reports from September 30 to October 31,...more

SuperVision Today - 3rd Quarter 2012

In This Issue: - Notes from the Chair & Executive Editor - The Pessimist's Guide to Employment Litigation - USERRA: Employer Responsibilities to those Returning from Active Military Service - Expanding Waistlines,...more

USERRA: Employer Responsibilities to those Returning from Active Military Service

As the U.S. involvement in conflicts around the world continues to draw down, hundreds of thousands of veterans are returning to the civilian work force. In fact, more than 100,000 troops are estimated to return to the...more

New Initiatives for Veterans Present Opportunities, Challenges for Employers

Executive Summary: The Obama Administration's recently issued policy directives and the issuance of new guidance documents by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) suggest increased scrutiny on the part of the...more

New Guidance on Hiring and Managing Disabled Veterans

With the troop drawdown and the long-anticipated end of American operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, employers will have a new labor pool: returning veterans, many of whom may be disabled. To assist employers and veterans...more

How Will You Welcome Home Our Veterans?

On May 1, 2012, President Barack Obama made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan during which he and Afghan President Hamid Karzai signed the Strategic Partnership Agreement. The Agreement spells out the plan for the...more

Recent Guidelines for Employers of Active Duty & Veteran Service Members

With the recent drawdown of troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, many veterans will be leaving active military duty and returning to the U.S. workforce. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued timely...more

Labor & Employment Law Update - May 2012

In This Issue: - EEOC Issues New Enforcement Guidance on the Use of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions - Proposed Rule Amending the Family Medical Leave Act Regulations Would Provide Expanded...more

Labor: 7 major changes proposed in new FMLA amendments: The DOL’s amendments target military airline flight crew employees

Originally published in, March 26, 2012. On Jan. 30, 2012, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis announced that the Department of Labor (DOL) had issued a notice of proposed rulemaking intended to implement...more

EEOC Issues ADA Guidance for Employers on the Rights of Veterans with Disabilities

Each year, veterans leave the armed services and enter or re-enter the job market. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the EEOC) estimates that 25% of veterans returning from the Middle East conflicts will have...more

EEOC Issues New Guidance Concerning Employing Disabled Veterans

In light of the many veterans returning from service and seeking work in the private sector, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued two new guidance documents focusing on employment rights of disabled...more

Feds Are Gearing Up for Veterans' Return to the Workforce, and Employers Must Prepare as We Welcome Our Veterans' Home

As the war winds down and an estimated 1 million veterans return to the workplace, the U.S. Department of Labor and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission are preparing for veteran-related litigation. Employers can...more

Here's the Skinny on the Proposed “Military” FMLA Regs

As we recently reported, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to address the most recent “military leave” amendments to the Family and Medical Leave...more

Taking Care of the Troops

On October 21, 2011, President Barack Obama announced the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq, effectively ending the Iraq war. As a result, nearly 40,000 soldiers are returning home, back to their family,...more

DOL Proposes New FMLA Regulations on Military Family Leave

On January 31, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) made public proposed Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations that attempt to align existing regulations with two statutory amendments passed in 2009. The...more

DOL Releases Proposed Rule Expanding Leave Entitlement for Military Caregivers and Flight Crew Members

On January 30, 2012, the Department of Labor (DOL) released a proposed rule that implements the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) amendments made by the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2010 (FY 2010 NDAA)...more

Proposed Revisions to FMLA Regulations Issued

The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued proposed Regulations to implement the 2009 statutory amendments to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Since Congress amended the FMLA in January 2008 and the DOL issued a...more

DOL Proposes FMLA Regulatory Changes Regarding Military Family Leave, Flight Crew Eligibility and How Employers Calculate FMLA...

On January 30, 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor announced proposed changes to Family and Medical Leave Act regulations (pdf) in three specific areas: 1) Military Family Leave; 2) Flight Crew FMLA Eligibility; and 3) the...more

Legal Alert: USERRA Expanded to Include Hostile Work Environment Claims

On November 21, 2011, President Obama signed into law the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. The new law contains three main provisions: (1) amends and expands the protections under the Uniformed Services Employment and...more

BREAKING: DOL Proposes New FMLA Rules Impacting Military Leave

The Department of Labor today proposed new regulations of the FMLA that would explain further the military family leave provisions and incorporate some special provisions for airline flight crews. The new proposed...more

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