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Littler Mendelson PC | USA | 2 Feb 2017

State of the States: Legislatures are off to the Races!

Most state legislatures are back in session, and they are poised to address a wide range of labor and employment issues this year. Since January 1

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Borden Ladner Gervais LLP | Canada | 28 Oct 2011

The right to associate and negotiate: the Supreme Court’s recent pronouncement

In its long awaited Fraser decision the Supreme Court has clarified the scope of protection that exists under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (the Charter) for collective bargaining activities.

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Winston & Strawn LLP | USA | 29 Jul 2011

Legislation & politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed the Fair and Open Competition in Governmental Construction Act (S.B. 165) into law, preventing government entities from entering into construction contracts that either discourage bidders from entering into collective bargaining agreements or discriminate against bidders who refuse to participate in labor agreements.

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Seyfarth Shaw LLP | USA | 17 Mar 2011

Unions are now playing defense

At the beginning of 2010, conventional wisdom held that the labor movement had taken the offensive and was on the brink of pushing through the Congress wholesale changes that would give unions unprecedented leverage in organizing and in collective bargaining.

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | Taiwan | 22 Oct 2010

Significant amendments to the Labour Union Act in Taiwan

In June 2010 the Taiwanese Legislative Yuan passed significant amendments to the Labour Union Act, giving teachers the right to form and join unions and allowing foreign workers to participate in union activities.

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer | United Kingdom | 17 Feb 2010

The Equality Bill

The Equality Bill 2009-2010 is expected to receive Royal Assent sometime this spring and most provisions are due to come into force in October 2010, although this timetable may be altered following any change of Government.

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Baker & Hostetler LLP | USA | 10 Dec 2009

Genetic Non-discrimination Act - GINA's three wishes

Title II of the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) took effect on November 21, 2009, even though the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has not yet published final regulations.

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Baker & Hostetler LLP | USA | 15 Oct 2009

CMS issues proposed rule adding genetic information to HIPAA protections

On October 7, 2009, the Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of Labor and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published interim final regulations under Title I of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) to prohibit group health plans and health insurance issuers from discriminating based on genetic information.

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Duane Morris LLP | USA | 20 Jul 2009

EFCA deal may clear way for action in September

Efforts to pass the Employee Free Choice Act ("EFCA") have been stalled while Senate Democrats work to obtain the necessary 60 votes for cloture and bring the matter to the Senate floor.

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Neal Gerber & Eisenberg LLP | USA | 9 Apr 2009

The Supreme Court upholds a collective-bargaining provision requiring arbitration of age-discrimination claims as the sole and exclusive remedy: point for employers

On April 1, 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld in 14 Penn Plaza LLC v. Pyett a collective-bargaining provision that requires arbitration of age-discrimination claims, ruling that labor unions can waive their members’ right to litigate such claims in court.

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