Jun
26
2006
Insight

Employment Arbitration Policies Must Expressly Exclude NLRA Charges

All private sector employers that maintain mandatory employment arbitration policies for nonunion employees
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Labor Management Relations

Jun
23
2006
Insight

Supreme Court Broadens Employee Protection Against Unlawful Retaliation

On June 22, 2006, the United States Supreme Court in Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Co. v. White,
  • Whistleblowing and Retaliation

Jun
16
2006
Insight

OFCCP Issues Final Guidance on Standards for Investigating Systemic Compensation Discrimination and Conducting Self Audits of Contractor Compensation Systems

On November 16, 2004, OFCCP published two notices pertaining to systemic compensation discrimination.
  • Affirmative Action/OFCCP Compliance
  • Legislative and Regulatory Practice

Jun
15
2006
Insight

The Importance of Getting It Right: Court Rules Reasonable Accommodation Must be Provided to Workers "Regarded As" Disabled

On June 2, 2006, in Gelfo v. Lockheed Martin Corporation, No. B178676 (June 2, 2006), the California
  • Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation

Jun
8
2006
Insight

Immigration Raids Signal New Enforcement Emphasis by ICE

In Indiana, the owner of a successful construction company is charged with harboring illegal aliens and
  • Global Mobility and Immigration
  • Hiring, Performance Management and Termination

May
26
2006
Insight

Employers May Not Use Affirmative Action Goals to Justify Hiring Preferences

On May 1, 2006, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued a decision in Kohlbek,
  • Affirmative Action/OFCCP Compliance
  • Discrimination and Harassment

May
23
2006
Insight

Change in Minimum Wage Rate Jeopardizes the Exempt Status of Thousands of Michigan Employees

OverviewNew legislation increasing Michigan's minimum wage rate could result in hundreds of thousands
  • Wage and Hour

May
22
2006
Insight

"Change to Win" Announces Action Plan to Organize Millions of Workers

At an organizing convention attended by over 2,000 union organizers in Las Vegas, the "Change to Win"
  • Labor Management Relations

May
19
2006
Insight

Supreme Court Breathes New Life Into the Ability of Benefits Plans to Sue Under ERISA to Seek Recoupment

By the time a covered person recovers a judgment or settlement from a third party or insurance company
  • ERISA and Benefit Plan Litigation

May
18
2006
Insight

Union "Funeral Procession" Violates Secondary Boycott Law - Are Rats and Banners Next?

It is a cornerstone of our national labor policy that a labor union cannot lawfully threaten, coerce
  • Labor Management Relations

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