Labor & Employment E-Note - August 2012


In This Issue:

- More Employees Filing Wage and Hour Violation Claims

- Disabled Don't Automatically Get Vacant Jobs, 7th Circuit Reaffirms

- Judge Won't Reconsider NLRB Rule Allowing Unions to Organize

- Unionization Conflicts With Workplace Immigration Enforcement

- NLRB Targets Employee Handbook "At-Will" Requirements

- Judges Question How 1984 Anti-Hacking Law Impacts Employees

- Former CEO Claims She was Fired After Cancer Diagnosis

- Gay CEOs Face Challenges in Coming Out at Work

- Entrepreneurs Hindered by Lack of Visa Opportunities

- Study Finds Employees with Paid Sick Leave Healthier

- Excerpt from More Employees Filing Wage and Hour Violation Claims:

There's been a record spike in wage and hour violation claims by employees thanks to sustained tough economic times, an increase in enforcement by the government, and confusion over -- or disregard of -- overtime pay provisions. Already this year, there have been a record number of lawsuits filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act, which covers wage and hour provisions, with 7,064 filed so far this year.

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