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|Federal Court Upholds Federal Contractor Union Notice Requirement|
Linda Cavanna-Wilk, Karen M. Tyner; Ford & Harrison LLP;
May 21, 2015, previously published on May 15, 2015Executive Summary: A federal court in the District of Columbia has upheld the validity of the Department of Labor's (DOL) rule requiring covered federal contractors to post a notice informing employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). In National Ass'n of Manufacturers...
|EEOC Required to "Conciliate"—However It Sees Fit—Before Suing Employers|
Gordon M. Berger, Roshni Chaudhari; Ford & Harrison LLP;
May 14, 2015, previously published on May 6, 2015Executive Summary: In a limited victory for employers, the Supreme Court held last week in Mach Mining, LLC v. EEOC that courts have jurisdiction to review whether the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") fulfilled its statutory obligation to conciliate with an employer before...
|NLRB's General Counsel Confirms an Employer is Not Required to Provide Information Relating to a Union's Unsupported Belief that Two Separate Subsidiaries are Operating as One|
Gary L. Lieber; Ford & Harrison LLP;
May 13, 2015, previously published on May 7, 2015Executive Summary: In a case handled by FordHarrison attorneys, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel recently held that an employer was not required to provide information regarding the non-bargaining unit employees of a separate subsidiary to the union representing its...
|California Attorney General Seeks Supply Chain Transparency Information from Businesses|
David L. Cheng; Ford & Harrison LLP;
May 13, 2015, previously published on April 24, 2015Executive Summary: Recently, a number of large retail and manufacturing companies doing business in California may have been surprised to receive a letter from the California Attorney General asking them to demonstrate compliance with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act. The Act was...
|EEOC Will Begin Pilot Program for Online Submissions in Response to Charge Notices|
Jacquelyn L. Thompson; Ford & Harrison LLP;
May 13, 2015, previously published on April 30, 2015Executive Summary: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced a pilot program for online submissions in response to a Notice of Charge. The online system will allow employers (or their legal representatives) to elect mediation, request extensions of time, and file...
|New Precedent Decision Revoking an Approved H-1B Work Visa Petition Poses Dire Consequences for the Consulting Industry|
Geetha Nadiminti Adinata, Vivien Fang Peaden, Mary E. Pivec, Charles A. Roach; Ford & Harrison LLP;
May 1, 2015, previously published on April 15, 2015Executive Summary: On April 9, 2015, the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (CIS) issued a precedent decision affirming the California Service Center (CSC) Director's revocation of an H-1B nonimmigrant visa approval issued to an IT services provider,...
|Labor Department Proposes Fiduciary Conflict of Interest Rules — Again|
Jeffrey S. Ashendorf; Ford & Harrison LLP;
May 1, 2015, previously published on April 17, 2015On April 14, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) reissued the long-awaited re-proposal of its regulation expanding the definition of "fiduciary" under the Employee Retirement Security Act of 1974, as amended (ERISA), and prescribing stricter conflict-of-interest rules that will apply...
|California Labor Agency Overseeing Paid Sick Leave Law Says Employers Must Use Caution When Asking for Doctors' Notes|
David L. Cheng; Ford & Harrison LLP;
April 27, 2015, previously published on April 23, 2015Executive Summary: In a public webinar recently hosted by the California Department of Industrial Relations regarding California's new paid sick leave law, the state labor agency commented that requiring employees to submit documentation as a condition for payment of sick leave arguably can...
|Employer Not Required by ADA to Permit Employee to Telecommute|
Robbin W. Hutton; Ford & Harrison LLP;
April 23, 2015, previously published on April 22, 2015Executive Summary: Reversing an earlier panel decision, the Sixth Circuit has held that an employee who was unable to regularly and consistently attend work was not a qualified individual with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) because her excessive absences prevented her...
|Tennessee Governor Signs Legislation Providing Additional Employment Protections for Handgun Owners|
Allison M. Cotton, Joshua J. Sudbury; Ford & Harrison LLP;
April 23, 2015, previously published on April 13, 2015Executive summary: Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has signed legislation providing new employment protections for handgun owners. As discussed in more detail in our March 25, 2015 Alert, the new law creates a private right of action for any employee who is terminated solely for storing a firearm or...