News & Announcements
The U.S. Dept. of Labor has developed a toolkit for employers to reduce the chance that products?and the raw materials they come from?are manufactured, mined or harvested by child labor, or by forced labor.
Many pension plan sponsors will enter 2013 facing significant increases in their pension funding deficits, which will lead to potential balance sheet adjustments and higher P&L expense, according to Mercer.
The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations is warning employers of an e-mail scam in which employers in various states, including Hawaii, are receiving e-mails that claim to be from the Massachusetts or New York "Division of Unemployment Assistance (DUA)." The emails declare that former employee(s) have filed unemployment claims and request the employer to open an attachment and/or access a web link for purposes of providing confidential employment information.
The National Labor Relations Board has reversed a policy it has held since 1962 that an employer's obligation to check off union dues from employees' wages terminates upon expiration of the collective-bargaining agreement establishing the arrangement. The divided Board now declares that like most other terms and conditions of employment, an employer's obligation to check off union dues continues after expiration of the contract.
A newspaper publisher who discharged nine union-supporting employees?two allegedly for biased reporting, a third for refusing to fire one of the allegedly biased reporters, and six for participating in an event urging people to cancel their subscriptions over a dispute involving news reporting and editorial content?has the First Amendment right to determine what to publish and not publish, the D.C. Circuit holds, vacating a National Labor Relations Board decision against the employer.
National retail chain Dillard's Inc. will pay $2 million and commit to extensive, company-wide injunctive relief to settle a class action disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over Dillard's longstanding national policy and practice of requiring all employees to disclose personal and confidential medical information in order to be approved for sick leave.