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Trumpdate: NLRB finalists, EEOC to swallow up OFCCP?

USA - May 11 2017 NLRB candidates being vetted. Bloomberg BNA reported last night that President Trump has settled on two candidates to fill the two vacant seats on the

Here’s more on that Google-OFCCP donnybrook

USA - May 17 2017 I promised earlier this month to have more detail about that decision by an Administrative Law Judge in the case filed against Google by the Office of

Gender pay gap is primarily a result of personal choices so, what can employers do?

USA - May 10 2017 A number of studies are showing that most, if not all, of the gender pay gap is explained by personal choices made by men and women. But how can

Fat cat overpowers “Scabby the Rat” in Big Apple street fight

USA - May 9 2017 A businessman in Manhattan grew tired of a huge inflatable rat put in front of one of his buildings by a labor union that objected to the fact that

California Supreme Court clarifies “day of rest” statutes

USA - May 12 2017 California law requires that employees get one day’s rest in a workweek. Requiring employees to work seven days in a row can subject employers to

Weekly catch-up

USA - May 26 2017 OSHA intends to postpone requirement that safety reports be submitted electronically for all the world to see. You may recall that, about a year ago

After the investigation: Now what?

USA - May 26 2017 Last week, we talked about employment investigations. This week, I’d like to talk about what employers do with the information they gathered during

Full Second Circuit to reconsider whether Title VII prohibits sexual orientation bias

USA - May 26 2017 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (Connecticut, New York, and Vermont) agreed yesterday to rehear en banc an appeal from the estate of

Georgia’s SB 201 will require sick leave to be used for “family” reasons

USA - May 25 2017 One hot topic right now in the employment world is family and Medical Leave laws. There has been a push in the federal arena as well as many states to

Honor our veterans by recruiting and hiring more of them

USA - May 24 2017 Memorial Day is upon us. While the idea of a three-day weekend, cookout, and pool party can be distracting, I encourage everyone to stop and remember