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Bankruptcy Code Section 525 does not prohibit private employers from denying employment based on prior bankruptcy filing

USA - June 14 2011 Most employers know that it is unlawful to terminate the employment of or to discriminate against an individual who has previously filed bankruptcy because of his or her status as a debtor in a bankruptcy proceeding.

Richard (Jay) J Reding.

U.S. Supreme Court holds unanimously that medical residents are employees for FICA purposes

USA - January 12 2011 In Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research v. United States, No. 09-837(Jan. 11, 2011), the U.S. Supreme Court held unanimously that medical residents were properly classified by the Internal Revenue Service as employees and not “students” for FICA tax purposes.

The “invisible picket line:” NLRB holds that use of large inflatable rat balloon at neutral employer’s site is not an unlawful secondary activity

USA - June 14 2011 The world of labor relations is often rough-and-tumble, but the National Labor Relations Board has imposed some rules on the conduct of labor unions to enforce federal labor law’s prohibition on certain types of “secondary activity” that would cause a third party to cease doing business with an employer with whom it has a labor dispute.

Labor law and the Obama administration: the empire strikes back

USA - June 22 2010 Nearly a decade of relatively lax regulatory activity, including enforcement, and a generally employer-friendly federal executive branch has ended.

Supreme Court strikes down part of Sarbanes-Oxley Act

USA - July 13 2010 On June 28, 2010, the United States Supreme Court issued its first decision concerning the Sarbanes-Oxley Act: Free Enterprise Fund v. Public Accounting Oversight Board.

Ashlee M Bekish.