Archive | February 2011

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The Defenseless Defense of Marriage Act!

Attorney General Eric Holder has issued a statement on February 23, 2010, advising that the Obama Administration no longer intends to defend challenges by legally married same-sex couples against the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”).  The DOMA interprets “marriage” for purposes of federal law as being between one man and one woman. The Administration contends that the DOMA […]

Submit to a FaceBook Review! Password Please!

FaceBook and the employment relationship continue to be difficult to reconcile.  It is hard to know exactly how to (or whether to) review online correspondence and other types of information when considering applicants for positions within the company.  Employers also continue to look for ways to control employees’ conduct online as it may relate to the company reputation. But employers are learning that this […]

The Employee Notification Initiative Expands… to FLSA Exempt Employees and Independent Contractors

  Pursuant to Executive Order 13496, the Department of Labor requires all Federal contractors and subcontractors to provide written notice to employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) to organize and bargain collectively with their employers and to engage in other protected concerted activity.  On December 22, 2010, the National Labor Relations […]

NLRB FaceBook Case Settled

On November 22, 2010, I wrote about a Complaint filed by the Hartford Office of the NLRB against an ambulance company who fired an employee for statements the employee made on her FaceBook page.  Today, February 7, 2011, the NLRB announced that the matter was settled.  The company agreed to revise its policies and not […]