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Thanks a lot, Mr. President!

USA - June 26 2015 As you know, I strongly disapprove of use of the “N” word in the workplace. I don’t think African-Americans should say it, and I really, really don’t

Machinists union agent to worker: “shut up, or IAM going to beat your a, and IAM going to get you fired, too!”

USA - June 29 2015 Two union dissidents prevailed before a Board ALJ on their unfair labor practice charge that their union, a local of the International Association of

Employers, you’ll never pooh-pooh the GINA again.

USA - June 26 2015 On Monday, a federal jury in Atlanta awarded two hourly warehouse workers $2.2 million in a lawsuit brought under the Genetic Information

New “persuader regulations” are on the way, probably at the end of the year

USA - June 29 2015 As we have previously reported, the U.S. Department of Labor has long wanted to revise the persuader rules under the Labor Management Reporting and

The first two months of life with the NLRB’s quickie election rules what’s happening?

USA - June 29 2015 Data and reports about the impact of the new NLRB quickie election rules are coming in. So far, it appears that unions are filing petitions at an

EEOC’s revised pregnancy guidance: now, just barely more flexible!

USA - July 2 2015 Last Thursday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued its amended guidance on pregnancy discrimination and accommodation in light of the

Proposed overtime rule would more than double salary threshold for exempt employees, with automatic yearly increases

USA - July 1 2015 On June 30, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor released its long-awaited Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, proposing changes to

What does SCOTUS same-sex marriage decision mean for employers?

USA - June 30 2015 Maybe not that much, depending on where you are and how "proactive" you've already been before now. Seriously, I don't think Friday's Supreme Court

Current NLRB majority seeking big changes for joint employer bargaining units

USA - June 29 2015 The National Labor Relations Board recognizes the concept of joint employment - that a single employee can have more than one "employer." As we have

Federal court in Texas rejects challenge to new NLRB “quickie” election rules, employer groups appeal

USA - June 29 2015 On June 1, Judge Robert E. Pittman of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas rejected a challenge by several employer groups to