Labor & Employment E-Note - June 2012


In This Issue:

- Wisconsin Recall Has Big Implications for Labor Rights

- Federal Law Banning Gay Worker Discrimination Urged

- Employers Can't Limit Social Media of Employees, But Many Still Do

- Insurers Face Big Payouts for Injured Workers Prescribed Painkillers

- H-1B Visa Supply for 2013 Nearly Gone, Say Immigration Officials

- U.S. Senate Republicans Block Bill on Equal Pay

- Call to Raise Federal Min Wage In Hopes of Boosting Economy

- Ageism Still Affecting Many in Workplace

- Judge Strikes Down Rules Governing Union Elections

- SEC Taking Interest in Undocumented Immigrant Violations

- Excerpt from Wisconsin Recall Has Big Implications for Labor Rights:

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker won a recall election, dealing a blow to organized labor, unsettling President Barack Obama's re-election strategy and signaling to Republican lawmakers across the nation that challenging government unions could pay political and fiscal dividends. The vote capped a contentious 15-month battle that polarized Wisconsin, long a centrist state, with union members and Democrats protesting angrily against Mr. Walker's signing in March 2011 of a law removing most collective bargaining rights from public employees.

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