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What the "fair pay and safe workplaces" executive order means for government contractors and arbitration programs

USA - September 4 2014 On July 31, 2014, President Obama signed an executive order (the Order) with sweeping implications for employers that do business with the federal…

Co-authors: J. Kevin Hennessy.


Affirmative action and OFCCP compliance update: OFCCP issues highly anticipated final disability and veteran regulations

USA - August 28 2013 After several years of delay, the Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued highly anticipated final rules…

Co-authors: Thomas G. Abram, J. Kevin Hennessy.


Making the grade: employers face increased scrutiny of pre-employment testing programs

USA - April 24 2012 Employers frustrated with the poor training or skill level of new employees, employee turnover and the increased number and cost of workers’ compensation claims may turn toward pre-employment tests to assess a potential employee before hiring the individual.

Co-authors: Thomas G. Abram, Benjamin A. Hartsock.


NLRA rights posting requirement for federal contractors effective June 21, 2010: understanding the new requirement and explaining it to your workforce

USA - June 9 2010 It is official.

Co-authors: J. Kevin Hennessy.


Supreme Court upholds plan’s distribution to ex-wife where waiver did not comply with plan documents

USA - March 2 2009 In Kennedy v. DuPont Savings & Inv. Plan (Sup. Ct., Jan. 26, 2009), a unanimous Supreme Court held that a plan must distribute benefits to a participant’s ex-wife who was the named beneficiary at the time of the participant’s death, notwithstanding the ex-wife’s waiver of those benefits as part of a divorce settlement.

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