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The following is a summary of the legislative and regulatory news for the week of March 1, 2009:
The introduction of the Employee Free Choice Act may occur sooner than anticipated.
The United States Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) has re-opened the period for public comment on English-only policies in the workplace. In addition, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has published its proposed rules governing the employment provisions of the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA).
The Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R. 1274) was introduced. This bill would provide employees with a statutory right to request flexible work terms and conditions.