Labor & Employment E-Note - November 2012


In This Issue:

- Hurricane Sandy Could Prompt Employers to Rethink Remote Working

- Michigan Voters Reject Adding Union Rights to State Constitution

- More Employers Using Lockouts to Gain Control

- EEOC Warns of Risks of Criminal Background Checks

- Retailers Urge High Court to Clarify "Supervisor" Definition

- Companies Increasingly Offering Lump Sum Pension Payouts

- IRS Increases Tax-Free 401(k) Contributions to $17,500 in 2013

- Big Firms Add On-Site Clinics to Reduce Costs, Boost Productivity

- Company Efforts to Cover Alternative Medicine Finds Skeptics

- New York Carwash Workers Vote to Unionize After Wage

- Excerpt from Hurricane Sandy Could Prompt Employers to Rethink Remote Working:

Businesses were forced to adapt as Sandy flooded office buildings and subway stations, closed bridges and tunnels, and kept employees holed up in their homes during a work week. In the midst of the storm, the ability to telecommute was no longer a work-life balance issue that a few young parents in the office were requesting.

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