The FCC Wants to Know: How Fast is Your Phone?

By | CommLawBlog | November 17, 2013
The FCC Wants to Know: How Fast is Your Phone?

Perhaps you missed the opportunity, a couple of years ago, to install a device in your house that tells the FCC your broadband speeds. If so, and you’re still kicking yourself for missing out, you’re in luck. Now, instead of having to hook up an FCC-provided “free wireless router”, you can download an Android app developed for the FCC that does much the same thing on your mobile device. (An iPhone equivalent is expected early next year.) 

Let’s Give Thanks: Administrative Law Judge Rules NLRB’s D.R. Horton Decision Banning Class Action Waivers is Unsustainable

On November 8, 2013, Administrative Law Judge Bruce D. Rosenstein upheld a class action waiver in a mandatory employment arbitration agreement notwithstanding the NLRB’s controversial ruling in D.R. Horton banning such class action waivers because they purportedly chill employees’ rights to engage in concerted protected activity under Section 7 of the NLRA.

Home Health Care Company “Takes a Bath” – Gender Based Hiring

Home Health Care Company “Takes a Bath” – Gender Based Hiring

Back in July, I posted about the perils of gender based hiring.  I pointed out that a company can “discriminate” based on protected characteristics (except race), when that characteristic is what is called a “Bona Fide Occupational Qualification” (“BFOQ”). To be a BFOQ, being a member of that group is essential to the job.

What Does Obama’s Announcement About Continuing Canceled Health Policies Really Mean?

By | Vorys Health Care Advisors | November 16, 2013
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Responding to the concerns of many Americans regarding a potential cancellation of some health insurance policies, President Obama announced on Thursday that insurance companies can continue to offer for another year some health plans to individuals, families, and small businesses that do not meet the Essential Health Benefits requirements established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).