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DOL extends contractor filing deadline for VETS 100100A reporting forms

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 3 2011

Federal contractors will have an additional month to submit their VETS-100VETS-100A reporting forms required under the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment and Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA), as amended

Bill renewing Trade Adjustment Assistance Program ready for president's signature

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 21 2011

On October 12 the House by a 307-122 margin approved a measure that temporarily and retroactively extends the Trade Adjustment Assistance program that was enacted as part of the 2009 stimulus package and expired in February 2011

Senate approves employer tax credits for hiring veterans

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 11 2011

On Thursday the Senate voted 95-0 in favor of legislation that would provide employers with tax credits for hiring long-term unemployed and wounded veterans

EEOC approves rule defining RFOA defense in ADEA disparate impact claims; discusses disabled veterans' hiring obstacles

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 17 2011

During a public meeting held on November 16, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission voted 3-2 in favor of a draft final rule defining the parameters of the “reasonable factors other than age” defense under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act

Competing payroll tax cut bills fail to advance, sets stage for possible compromise

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 5 2011

Neither side of the Senate was able to muster the 60 votes needed to advance their respective payroll tax cut bills on Thursday

House passes latest bill seeking to curb regulatory efforts

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 7 2011

On December 7 the House of Representatives passed the latest bill targeting regulations that have significant adverse economic impacts on businesses

Congress clears defense measure that includes provisions addressing whether TRICARE healthcare providers are subject to OFCCP requirements, provides expanded USERRA rights to members of the National Guard

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 16 2011

Both the House and Senate have approved a conference report to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (H.R. 1540), a bill that authorizes appropriations for the Department of Defense (DoD

House and Senate introduce resolutions condemning NLRB election rule

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 17 2012

On February 16, 2012, Republican members of both the House and Senate introduced resolutions (H.J. Res. 103; S.J. Res. 36) formally disapproving of the National Labor Relations Board’s recent final rule that dramatically changes representation election procedures

House, Senate approve payroll tax cut, unemployment insurance extension

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 21 2012

As expected, both chambers of Congress approved the conference report to the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (H.R. 3630) before adjourning for the Presidents’ Day recess

DOL Labor Secretary discusses companionship rule, H-2B visa program at appropriations hearing

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 15 2012

On Wednesday the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies conducted a hearing to discuss the Department of Labor’s fiscal year 2013 budget request