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Supreme Court Upholds University Affirmative Action Admissions Policy

On June 23, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court held for the second time that race may be taken into account when public universities and colleges admit students. In a 4-3 decision (Justice Kagan recused herself based on her prior...more

Eighth Circuit Weighs in On Legality of Class Action Waivers

On June 2, 2016, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit held that an arbitration agreement containing a class action waiver was lawful under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Cellular...more

SCOTUS Fair Credit Reporting Act Background Check Standing Case Remanded to Lower Court

On May 16, 2016, in a 6-2 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court remanded the closely watched Spokeo Inc. v. Robins case back to the Ninth Circuit for further analysis. The issue is whether the plaintiff, Robins, has standing to...more

NLRB Provides Insight into Recent Developments at Symposium

On April 10, 2015, Emory University School of Law and the Emory Law Journal presented a symposium, sponsored by FordHarrison, focused on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and its recent decisions and actions....more

Department of Labor Publishes Final Rule to Raise Minimum Wage for Certain Federal Contractors and Subcontractors

The U.S. Department of Labor issued final regulations on October 1, 2014 to implement Executive Order 13658, Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors. President Obama signed the Executive Order on February 12, 2014. The...more

Are You Prepared to Deal with Potential Exposure to Ebola in the Workplace?

With the diagnosis of the second Ebola case in the United States on October 12, 2014 – one in which a healthcare worker contracted the lethal disease while performing her job duties – U.S. employers are examining what...more

10/15/2014  /  Ebola , Healthcare

Department of Labor Publishes Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Implement Executive Order 13658

On February 12, 2014, President Obama signed Executive Order 13658 raising the minimum wage for the employees of some federal contractors and subcontractors to $10.10 per hour, effective January 1, 2015. On June 17, 2014,...more


Eleventh Circuit Upholds Enforceability Of Class Action Waiver

Executive Summary: The Eleventh Circuit recently held that an arbitration agreement that waives an employee's ability to bring a collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is enforceable under the Federal...more

President Obama Signs Executive Order Raising Minimum Wage For Service And Construction Contracts

Executive Summary: On February 12, 2014, President Obama signed an Executive Order raising the minimum wage for employees who work on procurement contracts for services or construction to $10.10 per hour....more

President Obama Plans To Sign Executive Order Raising Minimum Wage For Some Federal Contract Workers

Executive Summary: President Obama announced in his State of the Union address on January 28 that he plans to sign an Executive Order requiring that workers on new federal contracts be paid at least $10.10 per hour, well...more

Legal Alert: OFCCP Removes CSAL Notice From Website

After briefly posting notices of the Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters (CSAL) on its website on July 18, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has now removed the posting....more

OFCCP Posted Notices Of CSAL

OFCCP started posting notices of the Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters (CSAL) on its website. ...more

7/19/2013  /  CSALs , OFCCP

Legal Alert: EEOC Will Be Sending New EEO-1 Passwords

In preparation for the 2013 EEO-1 survey, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that all passwords have been reset for security and confidentiality purposes. ...more

7/3/2013  /  EEO-1 , EEOC , Passwords

Healthcare Industry Legal Alert: Federal Judge Finds That OFCCP Has Jurisdiction Over Three Hospitals

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs ("OFCCP") has jurisdiction over three hospitals that provided medical services to federal employees who were members of an HMO, according to Judge Paul L. Friedman of the...more

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