Legislative and Regulatory News for the Week of March 1

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.

Employment Discrimination

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).

Work-Family Balance

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.

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