Labor & Employment E-Note - October 2012


In This Issue:

- NLRB Sides With Car Dealer in Firing of Employee Over Online Post

- Deportation Deferrals Could Uncover Employers Hiring Immigrants

- White House Discourages Contractor Notifications Under WARN Act

- Workplace Personality Test Lawsuit Brings Bias Questions to Light

- ICE Audits Supermarket Under Pressure to Join E-Verify

- Georgia Immigration Crack Down Holds Up State Licensing

- Restaurant Chain Limiting Hours to Keep Health Costs Down

- Legal Questions Arise as Job Applicants Face Personality Tests

- Department of Labor Plans to Increase ERISA Compliance Audits

- Excerpt from NLRB Sides With Car Dealer in Firing of Employee Over Online Post:

A BMW car dealership did not violate federal labor law in firing a salesman after he embarrassed the company in a Facebook post, an administrative law judge at the National Labor Relations Board has ruled. The decision is a small victory for employers that are trying to balance employees' free speech rights with their own desires to protect the company image.

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