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Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act requires federal financial agencies to address diversity and fair inclusion of minorities and women

USA - October 20 2010 The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, signed into law on July 21, 2010, created some of the most sweeping changes to the financial industry since the Great Depression.

Stephanie Wilson.

U.S. Department of Labor issues guidance on requirement that employers provide nursing mothers with breaks and places to express breast milk

USA - August 30 2010 A little-noticed provision of the 2010 health care reform legislation requires employers to provide nursing mothers with "reasonable break time" to express breast milk for one year after a child's birth.

Eugene K. Connors.

U.S. Supreme Court voids almost 600 decisions issued by two-member NLRB

USA - June 29 2010 On June 17, 2010, the US Supreme Court held that the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB" or "Board") lacked the authority to issue any decisions during a 27-month period when it had only two members.

James A. Burns, Jr..

Federal contractors and subcontractors must notify employees of right to unionize

USA - June 8 2010 Just 10 days after taking office, President Obama signed Executive Order 13496, requiring all federal contractors and subcontractors to notify employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), including their right to join and support unions, and to include in every contract, subcontract, and purchase order, a pledge to honor the employee notice requirements.

James A. Burns, Jr., Joel S. Barras.

Police department not required to accommodate officer's request to wear religious dress with uniform

USA - May 8 2009 The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Philadelphia Police Department did not violate Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act when it denied an officer’s request to wear a headscarf, a head covering traditionally worn by Muslim women, while in uniform and on duty.

Joel S. Barras, Scott E. Blissman.