Archive | April 2012

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EEOC Criminal Background Check Guidance Raises Issues for Employers

On April 25, 2012, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued updated Enforcement Guidance on employer use of arrest and conviction records in employment decisions under Title VII. You can read a full press release on the updated Enforcement Guidance here. The press release includes a link to questions and answers about the EEOC’s Enforcement […]

Are you using the correct FLMA Forms?

The US Department of Labor (DOL) recently posted updated versions of its model Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) notification and certification forms, effective through February 28, 2015. The forms do not contain any substantive changes, but the previous forms expired December 31, 2011; so, going forward, employers who use the DOL forms should begin […]

NLRB Posting Rule Delayed Indefinitely

On April 17, 2012, the D.C. Circuit issued an injunction delaying the effective date of the NLRB’s Final Rule requiring most employers to post a notice of employee rights in their workplaces. The Final Rule, previously scheduled to take effect on April 30, 2012, has now been postponed indefinitely due to conflicting opinions issued by […]