Jun 28, 2013

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Employment Law - Sweet Revenge
Susan Hornsby-Geluk - Dundas Street Law - Employment relationships are personal and when one ends badly, thoughts of revenge can occur to either party. A recent case has brought the issue of employer retaliation into focus. Mia Nelson was dismissed ...
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Labour Hire Law Survives Challenge
THE restrictions on labour hire in Namibia which were introduced when an amendment to the Labour Act came into force in August last year are not unconstitutional, it was ruled in the High Court in Windhoek yesterday. The amendment of the Labour Act, ...
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With changes to its unemployment law, NC becomes 1st state to drop federal ...
Washington Post
North Carolina's request was never acted on. Other states this year cut unemployment benefits and restricted eligibility, but none included drops in weekly benefits, said George Wentworth of the National Employment Law Project, a worker-advocacy group.
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New York City Bar Releases LGBT Employment Rights Guide
Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
The New York City Bar Association has released a pamphlet entitled "Know Your Rights: A Guide to NYC Employment Law for LGBT workers," which provides general legal information to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals who have questions ...
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Employee share ownership on the rise, but Government should do more says ...
Share plans and incentives expert Matthew Findley of Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law.com, said that the results of industry body ifs ProShare's latest annual survey demonstrated the "continued resilience and popularity" of employee share ...
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New law will help veterans obtain employment
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage has signed a bill designed to make it easier for veterans and their spouses to get back into civilian work following military service. Under the new law, boards, commissions or agencies affiliated with the state ...
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Texas Senate considers long-shot LGBT-rights law
Business Management Daily
Current Texas labor laws only prohibit discrimination on the basis of color, religion, disability, national origin, race or sex. The new legislation would allow workers who suffer employment discrimination because of their sexual orientation, gender ...
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Mai Chen: Anti-exploitation law will weed out bad apples
New Zealand Herald
The Fisheries (Foreign Charter Vessels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill requires foreign-owned fishing vessels to be registered in New Zealand, thus making it easier to enforce labour law requirements. The chief executive of the Ministry of Fisheries ...
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A historic leap forward for equal pay claimants?
UK Human Rights Blog (blog)
However, just such a 'judicial gloss' has been permitted in employment law; in for example, the band of reasonable responses test for unfair dismissal, which does not appear in the words of section 98(4) of the Employment Rights Act 1996. Judicial ...
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The Supreme Court Narrows Employer Liability for Retaliation and Harassment
The National Law Review
On June 24, 2013, the United States Supreme Court decided two important employment discrimination cases under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar; and Vance v. Ball State University. In both ...
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Low Wage Workers Were Never Paid Damages Awarded in Court
Opposing Views
According to a report, just 17% of pay and labor penalties were collected between 2008 and 2011. The report was released earlier today by the National Employment Law Project and the UCLA Labor Center. It was entitled "Hollow Victories: The Crisis in ...
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What does the Supreme Court's invalidation of DOMA mean for employee ...
So, for example, health plans that have not extended coverage to same-sex spouses generally are not required to begin covering same-sex spouses, even for employees who are recognized as validly married to a same-sex spouse under state law. Whether ...
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Video: What SCOTUS ruling on DOMA, same-sex marriage means for employers
Patricia M. Trainor, JD, SPHR is Senior Managing Editor of BLR's human resources and employment law publications. Ms. Trainor has several years of experience representing employers and school districts in labor and employment matters. As an associate ...
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New Tribunal Changes Coming Into Force, Report Employment Law Solicitors ...
PR Web (press release)
Changes to employment law coming into force in July will make it harder for employees to take legal action, say Coles Miller Solicitors. The new rules could also make it easier for employers to pay less compensation when they dismiss employees unfairly.
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Celebrate freedom from unions during National Employee Freedom Week
Colorado Springs Gazette
But federal labor law and related regulations leave it to unions to inform workers of their right to request refund of dues money that would otherwise be spent on objectionable candidates and causes. Sometimes the unions only accept refund requests on ...
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Right-wing rights in the workplace
CIPD (blog)
Employees' rights to hold extreme views were considered in the widely publicised case of Redfearn v United Kingdom. Redfearn was a bus driver whose passengers were mainly of Asian origin. He was dismissed after it was discovered he had been elected ...
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Study: CA Low-Wage Workers Cheated by Employers
San Diego 6
The report says that from 2008 to 2011, only 17 percent of court-ordered claims for back pay and labor law penalties were collected by workers, who are mainly immigrants that clean buildings, wash cars, pick crops and sew clothing. Only about 40 ...
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Washington's workers deserve to know what rights they have
Bellingham Herald
In Washington, state law permits workers to be forced to pay fees to a union as a condition of their employment. Furthermore, unions often make arrangements for the employer to simply withhold union dues from a worker's paycheck. The worker does not ...
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National Restaurant Association Outlines Challenges, Needed Changes to ...
In testimony before a House Energy and Commerce Committee subcommittee hearing, Michelle Neblett, Director of Labor and Workforce Policy, said, "Since enactment of the law, the National Restaurant Association has worked to constructively shape the ...
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K&L Gates Hires Former Kilpatrick Townsend Labor Pro
Law360 (subscription)
David Lindsay, who counseled manufacturers, health care providers, clinical research organizations and big-name retailers on employment law during his 10-year tenure with Kilpatrick, said in a statement to Law360 that he was excited about joining the ...
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NYC Council Overrides Veto To Pass Paid Sick Leave Bill
Law360 (subscription)
Law360, New York (June 27, 2013, 5:01 PM ET) -- The New York City Council on Thursday overwhelmingly voted to enact legislation that will require employers to provide sick time, paid or unpaid depending on the size of a business, to employees ...
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EEOC Sues Chipotle Mexican Grill for Disability Discrimination
BOSTON - Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., a Colorado-based nationwide restaurant chain, violated federal law when it fired an employee because of her cystic fibrosis and its treatment, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a ...
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Employment law reforms in force from 25 June
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)
A number of employment law measures contained in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (ERRA) came into force on 25 June 2013. These include reforms to whistleblowing legislation, changes to the composition of the Employment Appeal ...
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Employment law changes: what will the new financial year bring?
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)
Employment law is an area characterised by frequent change and we are continuing to keep you up to date with these as they happen. The new financial year also brings with it a range of remuneration increases which impact on what employers must pay ...
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Calif. Labor Chief Sharpens Focus On Workplace Violators
Law360 (subscription)
Law360, San Diego (June 27, 2013, 10:32 PM ET) -- The California Labor Commissioner's office last year assessed more than $51 million in civil penalties against businesses flouting labor laws, making for record-breaking results that have much to do ...
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Reading Parking Authority accused of bias against Hispanic employees
... an assistant attorney general in the Civil Rights Division, said in a statement. The suit seeks monetary damages for several current and former employees. The Justice Department also wants to require the parking authority to develop new anti ...
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Seattle Web Design Company Launches New Law Firm Website
PR Web (press release)
Summit Law is comprised of attorneys who specialize in Labor & Employment, Corporate Transaction, Securities, Taxation, Startup, Environmental, and Corporate Litigation. Summit Law's mission is to think creatively and proactively in formulating the ...
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Sara Boyns: Recent trends in anti-discrimination enforcement
Monterey County Herald
Eliminating barriers in recruiting and hiring; protecting immigrant, migrant and other vulnerable workers; addressing emerging and developing employment discrimination issues; enforcing equal pay laws; preserving access to the legal system; preventing ...
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NY Starbucks Baristas Lawsuit Over Tips Grinds On
Two former baristas filed a lawsuit against Starbucks in 2008, alleging the coffee house's policy of including shift supervisors in the tip pools was unlawful under section 196-d of New York's Labor Law. That law prohibits certain types of employers ...
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New York City Bill Progresses Workers' Rights
Ring of Fire
Rick Scott axed paid sick leave opportunities for workers, the New York City council passed a law, overriding Mayor Bloomberg's veto, that will entitle workers to paid sick leave, a huge win for the progression of American labor rights. The new law ...
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DOMA Repeal Is Expected to Benefit US Businesses
City Town Info Education Channel
The DOMA repeal is likely to affect employment laws on a variety of subjects, such as health insurance and payroll taxes, according to Benzinga. For example, pre-tax benefits can be extended to same-sex spouses, and employers may need to amend their ...
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US moves to end Doma discrimination after gay rights breakthrough
The Guardian
The US government was scrambling to end discriminatory employment and immigration policies on Thursday as the most sweeping gay rights breakthrough in recent legal history quickly began to make an impact. Within hours of the supreme court ruling ...
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No discrimination if undue hardship for employer: Federal Court
Canadian Employment Law Today (subscription)
Cruden filed a human rights complaint, claiming CIDA denied her an employment opportunity based on her disability. The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal found CIDA discriminated against Cruden by failing to meet its "procedural duty" to accommodate.
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How Congress Can Undo The Supreme Court's Attack On Workers' Rights
"The EEOC's [Equal Employment Opportunity Commission] guidance is best starting point," suggested Fatima Goss Graves, vice president for education and employment at the National Women's Law Center. That's because the EEOC previously issued ...
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Macy's Fined In DOJ Probe Of Foreign Worker Policy
Law360 (subscription)
Law360, New York (June 27, 2013, 5:44 PM ET) -- Macy's Inc. has agreed to pay $175,000 in civil penalties to resolve allegations that the retailer engaged in unlawful and unfair documentary practices when rechecking whether foreign employees could keep ...
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Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Jordan W. Cowman Serves as US Business ...
Watch List News (press release)
Jordan W. Cowman, a shareholder with international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, served as a business advisor to the International Labor Organization's (ILO) 102nd International Labor Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, held June 5-20. This year ...
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Feds Hit Pa. Parking Authority With Worker Bias Suit
Law360 (subscription)
Law360, New York (June 27, 2013, 5:25 PM ET) -- The U.S. Department of Justice launched suit in Pennsylvania federal court Thursday alleging Reading, Pa.'s parking authority discriminated against employees by subjecting them to national origin-based ...
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Macy's settles with feds over employment practices
Cincinnati Business Courier (blog)
U.S. law prohibits employers from treating applicants differently during the employment eligibility verification or reverification process by demanding more or different documents. "Employers must ensure that they follow correct procedures during the ...
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House panel considers labor-related legislation
Lexology (registration)
Ranking member Robert Andrews (D-NJ), however, claimed that the main problem with labor law today is that the NLRB cannot operate without a quorum, and chided the Senate for failing to bring the five current Board candidates up for a vote. He also ...
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Lawffice Space - Employment Law Blog: SCOTUS Employment Law ...
By noreply@blogger.com (Philip Miles)
I couldn't do it. I absolutely could not pick just one case and run with it for the COTW. Instead, I'm going to take a look back at this crazy week of important Supreme Court employment law developments. We started off with a bang, as SCOTUS ...
Lawffice Space - Employment Law Blog

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Employment Law Blog: What does the DOMA ruling mean for ...
The Davis Brown Government Relations Report provides updates on Iowa's legislative news.
Vance v. Ball State University | Employment Law Business Guide
The US Supreme Court in the case of Vance v. Ball State University issued on June 24, 2013 decided the question of who qualifies as a "supervisor" in a Tit.
NYU Law - NYU 66th Annual Conference on Labor
Thursday, June 6, 2013 | 8:20 AM - 4:30 PM Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge map. NYU's 66th Annual Conference on Labor brings together top government ...
The Jackson Lewis Women's Employment Law Conference | L&E ...
The Jackson Lewis Women's Employment Law Conference. When: Friday, September 20, 2013. Jackson Lewis Women's Employment Law Conference Save ...

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