Labor & Employment E-Note - September 2012


In This Issue:

- EEOC Releases Draft Strategic Enforcement Plan

- Court Revives EEOC Disabled Worker Suit Against United Airlines

- California Bill Would Give Union-Style Rules to Domestic Workers

- Court Sides with Arizona Over Union Election Secret Ballot Law

- Inequalities Over Flexible Hours Have Some Employees Angry

- Cities Consider Wooing Foreign Investors with Jobs-for-Visas

- Program for Two-Year Deportation Deferrals Off to a Quick Start

- Employers Could Begin Shying Away from Hiring Smokers

- Organized Labor Political Donations Down From 2008, Group Says

- Having an Accent Could Affect Success in Workplace

- Excerpt from EEOC Releases Draft Strategic Enforcement Plan:

Faced with a rising caseload and shrinking resources, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released a draft strategic enforcement plan that calls for bringing cases with the broadest possible impact and eliminating systemic barriers in recruitment and hiring. The EEOC has asked the public for comments on the plan, which it says will shift the "enforcement paradigm from complaint-driven to priority driven."

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