Labor & Employment E-Note - July 2012

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In This Issue:

- Companies May Get Pension Contribution Break Under New Law

- EEOC Warns Firms Against Using Criminal Records to Screen Workers

- Technology Raising New Questions on Overtime Pay for Employers

- Organized Labor Spends More on Politics Than Previously Thought

- Cities Set Precedent, Introduce Laws to Curb Obesity Hiring Bias

- BP, Contractors to Settle Gender Bias Complaints for $5.4M

- Appeals Court Reinstates Humana Racial Discrimination Case

- Some Worry Employers' Use of E-Verify Could Boost Discrimination

- New Rule Requiring More 401(k) Fee Disclosure Takes Effect

- Miami OKs Requiring "Responsible Wage" for Construction Workers

- Excerpt from Companies May Get Pension Contribution Break Under New Law:

A new law will let companies contribute billions of dollars less to their workers' pension funds, raising concerns about weakening the plans that millions of Americans count on for retirement. But with many companies already freezing or getting rid of pension plans, many critics are reluctant to force the issue.

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