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Employment Flash - July 2015

The July 2015 edition of Employment Flash covers a number of developments, including: the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that job applicants need only show that a religious accommodation was a factor in denying employment to...more

OFCCP Clarifies Invitation to Self-Identify and Protected Veterans Reporting Requirements – New VETS-4212 Form

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The Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) has issued its Final Rule revising its regulations implementing reporting requirements under the Vietnam-Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - March 2015

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS - GSA Issues Notice of Public Meeting and Request for Comment on Proposed Rule to Amend GSAR Transactional Data Reporting - The General Services Administration (GSA) issued a notice of...more

Eighth Circuit Rules that Termination of Employment Can Be a Proper Reinstatement Under the Uniformed Services Employment and...

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In Milhauser v. Minco Products, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 24938 (8th Cir. Dec. 5, 2012), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled that reinstatement under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act...more

VETS-100/VETS-100A Report Filing Deadline Extended

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Executive Summary: The Department of Labor's Veteran's Employment and Training Services (VETS) has announced that it is extending the deadline for the submission of VETS-100/VETS-100A reports from September 30 to October 31,...more

SuperVision Today - 3rd Quarter 2012

In This Issue: - Notes from the Chair & Executive Editor - The Pessimist's Guide to Employment Litigation - USERRA: Employer Responsibilities to those Returning from Active Military Service - Expanding Waistlines,...more

USERRA: Employer Responsibilities to those Returning from Active Military Service

As the U.S. involvement in conflicts around the world continues to draw down, hundreds of thousands of veterans are returning to the civilian work force. In fact, more than 100,000 troops are estimated to return to the...more

Burma (Myanmar) Sanctions Eased, but Companies Required to Report on Responsible Business Practices

On July 11, the U.S. government eased sanctions on financial services and new investment in Burma, while requiring that U.S. persons (including U.S.-organized entities) with cumulative investments in Burma exceeding $500,000...more

New Initiatives for Veterans Present Opportunities, Challenges for Employers

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Executive Summary: The Obama Administration's recently issued policy directives and the issuance of new guidance documents by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) suggest increased scrutiny on the part of the...more

New Guidance on Hiring and Managing Disabled Veterans

With the troop drawdown and the long-anticipated end of American operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, employers will have a new labor pool: returning veterans, many of whom may be disabled. To assist employers and veterans...more

How Will You Welcome Home Our Veterans?

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On May 1, 2012, President Barack Obama made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan during which he and Afghan President Hamid Karzai signed the Strategic Partnership Agreement. The Agreement spells out the plan for the...more

Recent Guidelines for Employers of Active Duty & Veteran Service Members

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

With the recent drawdown of troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, many veterans will be leaving active military duty and returning to the U.S. workforce. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued timely...more

Labor & Employment Law Update - May 2012

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In This Issue: - EEOC Issues New Enforcement Guidance on the Use of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions - Proposed Rule Amending the Family Medical Leave Act Regulations Would Provide Expanded...more

EEOC Issues ADA Guidance for Employers on the Rights of Veterans with Disabilities

Each year, veterans leave the armed services and enter or re-enter the job market. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the EEOC) estimates that 25% of veterans returning from the Middle East conflicts will have...more

EEOC Issues New Guidance Concerning Employing Disabled Veterans

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

In light of the many veterans returning from service and seeking work in the private sector, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued two new guidance documents focusing on employment rights of disabled...more

Feds Are Gearing Up for Veterans' Return to the Workforce, and Employers Must Prepare as We Welcome Our Veterans' Home

As the war winds down and an estimated 1 million veterans return to the workplace, the U.S. Department of Labor and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission are preparing for veteran-related litigation. Employers can...more

Here's the Skinny on the Proposed “Military” FMLA Regs

As we recently reported, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to address the most recent “military leave” amendments to the Family and Medical Leave...more

Taking Care of the Troops

by Akerman LLP on

On October 21, 2011, President Barack Obama announced the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq, effectively ending the Iraq war. As a result, nearly 40,000 soldiers are returning home, back to their family,...more

Proposed Revisions to FMLA Regulations Issued

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The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued proposed Regulations to implement the 2009 statutory amendments to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Since Congress amended the FMLA in January 2008 and the DOL issued a...more

DOL Proposes FMLA Regulatory Changes Regarding Military Family Leave, Flight Crew Eligibility and How Employers Calculate FMLA...

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

On January 30, 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor announced proposed changes to Family and Medical Leave Act regulations (pdf) in three specific areas: 1) Military Family Leave; 2) Flight Crew FMLA Eligibility; and 3) the...more

Legal Alert: USERRA Expanded to Include Hostile Work Environment Claims

by FordHarrison on

On November 21, 2011, President Obama signed into law the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. The new law contains three main provisions: (1) amends and expands the protections under the Uniformed Services Employment and...more

Legal Alert: VETS 100/VETS 100A Report Filing Deadline Extended to January 15, 2012

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The Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Services Division (VETS) has again extended the deadline for applicable federal contractors to file a VETS 100/VETS 100A report. VETS recently issued a special...more

New Veterans Law Offers Tax Credits to Employers and Recognizes Hostile Work Environment Claims Under USERRA

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

On November 21, 2011, President Obama signed into law the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) to Hire Heroes Act. This new law was passed quickly and with rare bipartisan and bicameral support. Two of the more significant...more

Recruiting Veterans and Respecting Their Rights

by Lane Powell PC on

This Veterans Day, we encourage employers to take a moment to evaluate their policies and practices with respect to veterans, service members and their families. As more veterans are returning from duty, federal and state...more

Proposed Regs Would Beef Up Affirmative Action Obligations To Protected Veterans

We recently notified you that the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs had issued proposed regulations designed to put significantly more “teeth” into contractors’ obligations to employ protected veterans. The...more

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