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February 8, 2013
by Michael Rose
It's not every day that Congress marks the anniversary of a
20-year-old law. And it's even less frequent that the same
anniversary is celebrated by the administration and public policy
advocates, too. But this week was an exception. Twenty years ago this week, on February 5, 1993, President Clinton
signed the Family and Medical Leave Act into law.
by Patrick Dorrian
Momentum may be building toward further federal legislation on the issue of equal pay, if activity at the state level is any indication.
July 6, 2012
The Supreme Court wrapped up its term last week, with the
release of the long-awaited decision on President Obama's health
care overhaul law. But at the state level, the California Supreme
Court this week released a decision that will have ramifications
throughout the nation's most popular state.The issue? Whether cities are obligated to
pay construction workers prevailing wages on municipal
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.
January 4, 2012
This week, we published our 2012 Economic Outlook, which finds an economy inching toward recovery. The forecast of the 26 economists at 21 leading financial, consulting, and academic organizations across the United States calls for a small uptick in the jobless rate, as more Americans re-enter the job market to look for work. Wage gains, meanwhile, will remain small.Meanwhile President Obama today announced his intent to recess appoint Sharon Block (D), Terence F. Flynn (R), and Richard Griffin (D) as members of the National Labor Relations Board. As of yesterday, the board had dropped to two members following the expiration of Member Craig Becker's recess appointment. Obama's move tests his authority to bypass the Senate, as Senate Republicans have been holding pro forma sessions during the congressional break in order to head off any recess appointments. Following the president's announcement, Republicans jeered and Democrats cheered, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce denounced the action, and AFL-CIO commended it.
December 2, 2011
Labor Stats and Facts: Seven Surprising Facts About Health Care Bargaining
EEO Roundup: EEOC Nomination, House Testimony
Public Sector Roundup: OPM Issues `Phased Retirement' Proposal to Allow Part-Time Work for Future Federal Retirees
Public Sector Roundup: Legislation to Require OPM to Track Union 'Official Time' Approved by House Panel
Labor Stats and Facts: Union Workers' Benefits Don't Outpace Nonunion Benefits; They Lap Them
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
ADA Amendments Act
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission