Tag: law

NLRB Reports on Active Fiscal Year

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) concluded a busy fiscal year 2011 by reporting that it issued 368 decisions in contested cases while also pursuing two rulemaking initiatives during the year, which ended September 30. The NLRB issued a statement on November 8 summing up the year. Here are highlights: The Board considered 272 unfair […]

Navigating the Barriers to Global Mobility

By Hector A. Chichoni Because of tremendous advances in technology and transportation, companies are able to locate resources and skills in different parts of the world and manage them as if they were in one place. Competition for resources and skills is brutal and requires speedy and fluid access to global markets. When U.S. employers […]

Money for Nothing

When President Barack Obama signed into law the $787 billion stimulus package on February 17, I couldn’t help but think of the 1985 Grammy award winning song by the English band Dire Straits, “Money for Nothing.” No, that’s not a political commentary on how the money is being spent. I’m talking about all the corporate […]

Oklahoma Immigration Law Passes Test

Oklahoma’s immigration law, House Bill 1804, contains a number of employment provisions, including limitations on terminating employees while knowingly retaining unauthorized workers and requiring verification of employees’ legal work status. On February 11, 2009, Tulsa District Court Judge Jefferson D. Sellers ruled that the immigration law’s employment provisions don’t violate the Oklahoma Constitution. Oklahoma employers […]

New FMLA regulations explained

A special issue of HR Hero Line, a free weekly e-zine from HR Hero and employment law attorneys who are part of the Employers Counsel Network, took an in-depth look at the new FMLA regulations that go into effect January 16 and what they mean to employers. “10 key changes in new FMLA regulations” by […]

Election Day Brings Milwaukee Employees Sick Leave Benefits

While much of the focus on the recent election has been on the results of the presidential and federal and state legislative races, in Wisconsin, city of Milwaukee voters also passed a binding referendum creating an ordinance providing sick leave benefits for all employees working within the city. Effective immediately, the ordinance is being enforced […]

ADA Amendments Act Expands Definition, Interpretation of Disability

President Bush signed the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) into law on Sept. 25. It will expand interpretation of the American with Disabilities Act’s coverage, reversing a trend toward narrow construction that began with a string of U.S. Supreme Court decisions starting in 1999. The amendments become effective January 1, 2009. Learn more from […]