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Chicago, Illinois 60654, United States

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President's Executive Order Requires Prospective Federal Contractors To Disclose Violations Of Fourteen Federal Laws

An Executive Order (E.O.) signed by President Obama on July 31 requires prospective federal contractors to disclose to agencies violations of 14 federal laws: the Fair Labor Standards Act; the Occupational Safety and Health Act;…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Government Contracting

DOL Guidance Regarding Locating Missing Participants Requires Plan Fiduciaries To Make Reasonable Attempts To Locate The Participant Before Making Distributions

Locating and distributing the account balances of missing or unresponsive participants invokes ERISA’s fiduciary duty rules. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) had previously issued guidance outlining the expectations and…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking

NLRB Increases Coordination Among Enforcement Agencies, Urges NLRB Regional Offices To Advise Employees About Wage-Hour And Employee Safety Violations

On August 8, 2014, the Associate General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a memorandum directing that the NLRB regional offices should advise employees of their rights to file complaints with the U.S…more
| Labor & Employment Law

OFCCP To Require Federal Contractors To Report Wage Information

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking, which, if adopted, would amend regulations under Executive Order 11246 to require certain Federal…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Government Contracting

Illinois Gov. Quinn Signs Ban-the-Box Legislation, Prohibiting Most Private Employers From Asking Applicants About Convictions

Fast Laner reported that Illinois Governor Pat Quinn was poised to sign legislation prohibiting most private employers from inquiring about an applicant’s criminal convictions until they have made a decision regarding whether…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

President Obama Signs Executive Order Barring Federal Contractors And Subcontractors From Discriminating Based On Sexual Orientation

President Barack Obama amended Executive Order 11246 by prohibiting federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating in employment decisions on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Government Contracting

EEOC Issues Much-Anticipated Guidelines On Pregnancy Discrimination: Few Surprises, But Good Reminders

On July 14, 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which is charged with enforcing the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, issued guidance on an employer's light duty and leave obligations under the law. First, the…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Department of State Computer System Crash Leads to Worldwide Delays with Passport and Visa Applications

In July 2014, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) issued a notice stating that the U.S. Consular Consolidated Database (CCD) at the State Bureau of Consular Affairs was experiencing technical problems with its passport/visa…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

United States Supreme Court Issues Decision In Noel Canning; Ruling Invalidates Over 700 NLRB Decisions

On June 26, 2014, the United States Supreme Court finally issued its long-awaited ruling in Noel Canning. As previously reported in The Fast Laner here and here, several courts had ruled that the decisions of the National Labor…more
| Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Supreme Court Holds That The ACA Mandate To Include Group Health Coverage For Certain Contraceptives Violates The Religious Beliefs

On June 30, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that closely held, for-profit corporations may claim a religious exemption from the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) mandate of providing certain types of…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law, Health

First Amendment Protects Public Employees Who Give Truthful, Sworn Testimony Outside The Scope Of Their Ordinary Job Duties From Retaliation

In Lane v. Franks, et al, Edward Lane was discharged as a program director at a state college after testifying in a criminal, public corruption case against an Alabama State Representative. Lane had previously discharged the…more
| Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law

Court Rules That Walgreens Employee Who Fired Concealed Handgun At Armed Robbers Has No Claim For Wrongful Discharge

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit held that a former Walgreens employee who was discharged because he fired a concealed handgun at armed robbers has no claim for wrongful discharge in violation of public policy. …more
| Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law

Recent Settlement Of FLSA Collective Action A Reminder Of The Perils Of Outside Sales Exemption

A federal district court judge recently approved the final settlement of a lawsuit between a collective class of sales representatives and their employer regarding an alleged misclassification under the outside sales exemption…more
| Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law

Federal Appellate Court Finds Employer Provided Reasonable Accommodation To Disabled Employee, Even Though It Did Not Provide The Favored Accommodation

A federal appellate court upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit alleging that a Dairy Queen franchisee failed to reasonably accommodate a blind employee under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In Bunn v. Khoury Enterprises,…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Availability of Non-Immigrant Visa Appointments in Canada Extremely Limited During Summer Months

The U.S. Department of State recently announced that due to increasingly heavy demand by Canada-based visa applicants, the seven U.S. visa processing posts in Canada are extremely limited in their ability to accept Third Country…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade
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