The Global Times has devoted a lengthy article on the stigma faced in China by the approximately 39 million people with dwarfism, including the severe employment discrimination which they face.
This morning, the United Auto Workers announced that they will be withdrawing their objections to this past February’s union election at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, TN plant.
As promised in his 2014 State of the Union Address, President Obama has turned to executive action to advance his agenda, which includes increasing the minimum wage and creating improved tools to ensure equal pay for women and minorities.
In the only civil review grant from last week’s conference, the California Supreme Court agreed to review the Third District’s decision in Larkin v. Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. Larkin involves an issue of what temporary disability payments might be available to full-time, salaried peace officers.
Last week, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick proposed sweeping legislation that would eliminate employee non-compete agreements in Massachusetts. While it remains to be seen whether this bill will actually become law, employers should be aware of the potential implications of this far-reaching bill, and should implement steps sooner rather than later to protect their trade secrets and confidential information should non-competes become unenforceable in the Commonwealth.
You know how it goes. You have an employee with issues – performance, health, whatever. The relationship with the employee starts deteriorating.
Random alcohol and drug testing in a unionized workplace is now even more of a gamble for employers in the wake of an Alberta arbitration board’s decision.
Percolating for the last couple of years has been the question of whether a “savings clause” or a “disclaimer” in an employee handbook or policy manual would be sufficient to protect policies in the handbook from attack under the NLRA.
You Cannot Discriminate Against a Pregnant Employee Because of “Outdated Myths or Stereotypes or Couched in the Language of Safety and Health”
The EEOC just announced two settlements of cases involving pregnancy discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”).
This year brings more bad news for employers who filed H-1B petitions for foreign workers beginning on April 1, 2014. On April 10, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it had received about 172,500 H-1B petitions, far above the 85,000 H-1B visas available each year (65,000 being available for bachelor degree-level graduates, with an additional 20,000 available for advanced degree graduates of American universities).