Labor & Employment E-Note - March 14, 2013


In This Issue:


- OFCCP Moving to Broader Investigations into Pay Bias

- High Court to Consider U.S. Steel Workers' Compensation Case

- NLRB Rulings Questioned After Board Ruled Unconstitutional

- Business Leaders, Labor Agree to New Guest Worker Terms

- Workplace Bullying Could Be Next Employment Law Challenge

- Employers Cracking Down on Workers Who Use Tobacco

- Employers Grapple with Telecommuting Benefits, Downsides

- Excerpt from OFCCP Moving to Broader Investigations into Pay Bias:

The Labor Department's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs is rescindingtwo Bush-era pay discrimination guidance documents and replacing them with broaderand more flexible investigation procedures, the department announced. The twoguidance documents rescinded effective Feb. 28 include interpretive standards utilizedby OFCCP in investigating potential pay discrimination cases and voluntary guidelinesunder which federal contractors could "self-evaluate" their pay practices.

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