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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 […]
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.
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 […]
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, […]