The Labor & Employment Blog is a forum for practitioners and Bloomberg BNA editors to share ideas, raise issues, and network with colleagues.
February 27, 2012
by Lydell C. Bridgeford
This week the Equal Employment Advisory Council (EEAC) will hold its annual membership meeting in Washington, D.C., so Bloomberg BNA caught up with Rae T. Vann, general counsel of the group, to discuss what members can expect at the three-day event. The 35-year-old employers' association represents some 300 of the largest employers in equal employment opportunity and affirmative action compliance matters.
February 22, 2012
by Robert Combs
In a recent blog post about the high rate of lockouts in 2011, I mentioned that it was a very quiet year for labor unrest overall, with fewer work stoppages (strikes plus lockouts) than last year. Since then, however, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has announced that there were almost twice as many major work stoppages last year as there were in 2010. So, is there a discrepancy here?
February 17, 2012
by Michael Rose
The National Labor Relations Board's final rule that will speed up the representation election process continued to be
attacked by Republicans in Congress this week, as NLRB officials said at a conference that implementation of the rule is a high
priority for the agency.
February 15, 2012
by Amber McKinney
The Obama administration has reaffirmed its commitment to E-Verify, the federal government’s electronic employment verification system, by expanding the program’s “Self Check” feature. The Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently expanded Self Check throughout the country, and the Obama administration in its fiscal year 2013 budget request included funds to support the expansion.
February 14, 2012
Eric M. Dunleavy, Ph.D., an industrial-organizational psychologist and principal consultant at DCI Consulting Group, says he isn't opposed to regulatory change in and of itself, but the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs needs to take a practical approach to its proposals on conducting compensation audits.
February 3, 2012
This week began with the sort of union activity that usually goes unnoticed taking center stage, and labor issues could be broadcast to an even wider audience this Sunday. With the potential merger of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists in the spotlight at the SAG Awards, and protests of Indiana's new right-to-work law surrounding the Super Bowl, labor issues have been front and center in the mainstream media.
February 2, 2012
by Victoria Roberts
This week, first lady Michelle Obama and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis released proposed rules to implement and interpret two sets of 2009 amendments to the Family and Medical Leave Act that would expand leave entitlement to military caregivers and airline flight crew employees.
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Q&A: When Does an OFCCP Audit Become Litigation Worthy?
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Labor Stats and Facts: Decertifications Are Down, but Unions Shouldn't Celebrate
EEO Roundup: Valuing Employment Discrimination Claims