Archive | September 2010

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Department of Labor Advocating for Legislation Via Social Media

The Department of Labor advises the Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis, will be conducting a live webinar on September 21, 2010 to discuss “the impact of unequal pay on families and how you can ensure that you receive equal pay for equal work.”  The stated purpose of the webinar is to include discussion and advocate […]

Strong White House Support for Misclassification Legislation

On September 15, 2010, Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Representative Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) introduced The Fair Playing Field Act of 2010 (S. 3786, H. 6128), which seeks to address employer misclassification of employees as independent contractors and close a so-called “loophole” under the current tax regime. Since the Democrats have taken control of Congress and […]

The EEOC Serves Up An ADAAA Trio of Cases

On September 9, 2010, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it was pursuing cases against three separate employers that allegedly denied accommodations to employees dealing with arthritis, diabetes, and cancer.  The press release included commentary from the EEOC Chair Jacqueline A. Berrien trumpeting the EEOC will vigorously enforce the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Kids Online – Some parental advice from the FTC

The FTC has released a 54-page pamphlet titled Net Cetera: Chatting With Kids About Being Online that “helps parents protect their kids and talk to them about living their lives online.” It is filled more with practical parenting advice, but refers to some legal issues related to things such as COPPA.  The pamphlet is available […]

The Narrowing of the Picketing Definition and Beginning of the NLRB Tilt Favoring Unions

On August 27, 2010, the reconfigured National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) issued a decision in United Brotherhood of Carpenters, 355 NLRB No. 159 (08/27/10), which significantly expands the labor movement’s ability to wage public campaigns against “neutral” employers in addition to “primary” employers that are the source of the labor dispute.  In recent months, […]