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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

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 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

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

DOL releases proposed rule expanding leave entitlement for military caregivers and flight crew members

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 2 2012

On January 30, 2012, the Department of Labor (DOL) released a proposed rule that implements the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) amendments made by the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2010 (FY 2010 NDAA) and the Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections Act

White House 2013 budget proposal would boost funding for many employment-related programs, agencies

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 14 2012

On Monday President Obama unveiled his $3.8 trillion proposed budget for fiscal year 2013

Senate bills would provide greater workplace protections for veterans

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 31 2012

In the week leading up to Memorial Day, Senators Robert Casey (D-PA) and Mark Pryor (D-AR) introduced legislation that would increase reemployment and leave protections for veterans and returning members of the National Guard and Reserves

House passes bill repealing Affordable Care Act

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 11 2012

As expected, on July 11, the House of Representatives approved by a vote of 244-185 the Repeal of Obamacare Act (H.R. 6079), legislation introduced by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) in response to the recent Supreme Court decision upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act