Monthly Archives: December 2012

Employers Should Take the EEOC More Seriously In 2013

Some executives and managers consider EEOC charges to be a cost of doing business.   Based on past experience, they do not treat Discrimination Charges with the same concern as other legal matters.  The EEOC’s current focus on Systemic Discrimination and the … Continue reading

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OSHA’s Latest Regulatory Agenda Suggests Few New Regulations In 2013

OSHA tardily published its Fall Regulatory Agenda on December 21.  The Administration did not even publish the Spring Agenda, and commentators for management and labor have described the dates as bearing little relationship with temporal reality as we know it. … Continue reading

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NLRB Again Shows No Concern For Employee Privacy In New Ruling

Following its recent rejection of 50-year-old precedent, the NLRB today announced that it reversed 34-year old precedent and eliminated the categorical exemption of employee Witness Statements from being provided to a Union in disciplinary cases.  The decision, American Baptist Homes of … Continue reading

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New Service Contracts With the Federal Government Require Employers to Offer Jobs to Displaced Employees of the Previous Employer.

  It was already difficult to understand and comply with Federal Government Contracting Laws, such as Davis-Bacon, Walsh-Healey and the Service Contract Act (SCA).  As of January 18, 2013, employers obtaining service contracts with the Federal Government will be required … Continue reading

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NLRB Continues to Rewrite the Law Through Decisions – Overrules 50-Year Precedent

Most of my readers may manage Non-Union facilities and not have a great deal of interest in the details of today’s NLRB decision allowing “Checkoff” to survive the expiration of a collective bargaining agreement.  Yould should be interested.  Employer should note … Continue reading

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The Hidden Safety Hazard – Domestic Violence

  The Hidden Safety Hazard – Domestic Violence Date: November 1, 2012 By Betsy Weintraub (Former Prosecutor)   As the holidays are approaching, you notice that Susan, one of your longtime employees with a near perfect attendance record, has missed several … Continue reading

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Top Ten Ways To Hold A Company Party – Without Getting Sued

Top Ten Ways To Hold A Company Party – Without Getting Sued Date: December 3, 2012 By Michael Mitchell (Labor Letter, December 2012) With the Holiday Season in full swing, many employers ask us about the wisdom of holding company parties … Continue reading

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