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NLRB announces new regional directors

May 25th, 2012

NLRB Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce and Acting General Counsel Lafe E. Solomon have announced the appointment of Margaret J. Diaz as Regional Director in the Tampa Regional Office (Region 12). Diaz will be responsible for NLRA enforcement in the State of Florida (except for 12 western counties) and in 21 counties in southern Georgia. She [Read more...]

California labor enforcement task force announces public hotline for complaints and tips

May 25th, 2012

California’s Labor Enforcement Task Force (LETF), a multiple agency collaborative effort to combat the underground economy and improve the state’s business environment, has announced a public hotline, 855-297-5322, for California workers and employers to call in documented complaints or provide enforcement tips.
“This LETF Hotline is another step towards ensuring that workers and employers have somewhere [Read more...]

Survey reveals employees value “purpose” over promotion with 65 percent saying they would go the extra mile for an organization with a “purpose” beyond commercial gain

May 24th, 2012

A new report by global brand consultancy Calling Brands has revealed that working for an organization with a clearly defined Purpose — an underlying ethos that goes beyond commercial and operational goals — is second most important to people after pay, ranking ahead of other factors such as level of responsibility and even career progression.
As [Read more...]

Defense, plaintiff’s counsel share insights on past year’s developments in wage-hour litigation

May 24th, 2012

Class waivers in arbitration agreements, the impact of Wal-Mart v Dukes on wage-hour litigation, and a rising wave of FLSA actions by unpaid interns topped the agenda at a conference session on key developments in wage-hour litigation held Monday, May 21, at Minnesota CLE’s Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute.
Michael J. Puma, a partner in the [Read more...]

House passes defense authorization bill barring federal agencies from requiring contractors to use PLAs

May 23rd, 2012

On Friday, May 18, the House of Representatives approved the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2013. In so doing, the House approved an amendment to the legislation, H. Amdt. 1106, that would bar federal agencies from requiring contractors to sign project labor agreements (PLAs) as a condition of winning a federal bid [Read more...]