The Labor & Employment Blog is a forum for practitioners and Bloomberg BNA editors to share ideas, raise issues, and network with colleagues.
September 28, 2012
by Michael Rose
There's an old saying in journalism that three instances of anything make a trend. I remembered this
while combing through recent issues of Daily Labor Report, because in the past week or so there have been at least four
instances of either workers rejecting proposed collective bargaining
agreements or a pact that the union urged members to
September 27, 2012
by Robert Combs
Work stoppages—as any pro football fan will tell you right now—have a way of dragging on and on. Today, I’ll evaluate 10 major unions based on the length of their work stoppages. Which unions have the most staying power during a labor dispute? Let’s find out.
September 26, 2012
by Louis C. LaBrecque
Is it accurate to call it a "lame duck" session of Congress if that's when the work will get done?
September 25, 2012
by Lydell C. Bridgeford
Livingston, a partner at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld
and former general counsel at the Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission, shares what he thinks are noteworthy developments to emerge in 2012 from EEOC policy guidance and litigation.
September 21, 2012
by Patrick Dorrian
The always active Equal Employment Opportunity Commission dominated EEO developments over the past two weeks, with the turn of events it managed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit leading the way.
September 12, 2012
A new Bloomberg BNA special report, Union Organizing in the Health Care Industry, has just been released. As I was editing the report, I found a lot of interesting facts. Here are some of my favorites.
September 10, 2012
Labor attorney Jonathan
A. Segal lauds the mediation program at the Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission, but notes that employers should
walk into the initial mediation conference with realistic
expectations about settling the discrimination charge.
September 7, 2012
The weight given to enforcement or policy guidance issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission during litigation varies from court to court and case by case. For example, in Kroll v. White Lake Ambulance Authority the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently reaffirmed its view that EEOC’s enforcement guidance relating to statutory interpretation of the ADA is “very persuasive authority.”
September 4, 2012
All eyes were on the Republican National Convention in Tampa
last week, as Mitt Romney officially accepted his party's
nomination for president. Going along with the convention, of
course, was the unveiling of the party's 2012 platform, which
contains several labor-related items that haven't gotten much
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