Labor & Employment E-Note - December 2012

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In This Issue:

- Michigan Becomes 24th State to Prohibit Mandatory Membership, Dues

- Lawsuit Questions Whether Employers Own Social-Media Accounts

- Companies, Job Candidates Battle Over Use of Credit Reports

- Employers Angry Over Surprise Fee for Pre-Existing Conditions

- DOL Cracks Down on H-2B Temporary Worker Program Users

- More Employees Claiming Discrimination Over Language Abilities

- Immigration Policies Preventing Foreign Health Workers in U.S.

- Health Center Fires 150 Workers for Not Getting Flu Shots

- Tips for Avoiding Harassment Claims at Office Holiday Parties

- Excerpt from Michigan Becomes 24th State to Prohibit Mandatory Membership, Dues:

Michigan enacted a ban on mandatory union membership on Tuesday, dealing a stunning blow to organized labor in the state that is home to U.S. automakers and the symbol of industrial labor in the United States.

As more than 12,000 unionized workers and supporters protested at the Capitol in Lansing, the Republican-led state House of Representatives gave final approval to a pair of "right-to-work" bills covering public-and private-sector unions.

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