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International Profit Associates sending out first checks in hallmark sexual harassment case settled by $8 million consent decree

March 29th, 2011

Checks are now being distributed pursuant to an $8 million consent decree entered by U.S. District Judge Joan Gottschall in what is believed to be one of the longest-running sexual harassment cases in the history of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The checks have been issued by International Profit [Read more...]

Financial services companies fear proposed SEC whistleblower rules could breach customer information walls

March 29th, 2011

In a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), banking and financial services associations cautioned that the Commission’s proposed whistleblower rules would create powerful financial incentives for unscrupulous persons to download, copy, and steal confidential corporate and customer information in order to substantiate their claims and receive monetary rewards. [Read more...]

Proposed budget cuts would devastate Board’s ability to enforce the NLRA, CRS report concludes

March 28th, 2011

A report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) released last week indicated that budget cuts to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), proposed and pushed by House Republicans, could result in the furlough of Board employees for as many as 64 days between now and September 30.
The budget bill passed by the Republican-dominated House slashed [Read more...]

SHRM commends EEOC for final regulations on ADA Amendments Act

March 28th, 2011

The Society for Human Resources Management welcomed final regulations for the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act for their ability to more closely reflect the intent of the law and the interests of a diversity of stakeholders.
The amendments act was enacted in 2008 to update the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was passed 18 years [Read more...]

Final regulations implementing ADAAA clarify changes in the law, but also may create confusion

March 25th, 2011

The EEOC’s long-awaited final regulations implementing the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) clarify the changes made by Congress when it sought to simplify the determination of who has a “disability” and make it easier for individuals to establish that they are protected by the ADA. However, according to at least one disability law expert, some of [Read more...]