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Legislation introduced in House to expand protections for pregnant workers

May 11th, 2012

Legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives May 8 that would expand protections for pregnant workers. Sponsored by Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Jackie Speier (D-Calif) and Susan Davis (D-Calif), the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R. 5647) has 63 co-sponsors. The text of the legislation is not yet available.
The measure would require [Read more...]


Working moms taking less maternity leave, CareerBuilder’s annual Mother’s Day survey finds

May 11th, 2012

The struggle to balance career and family starts in the earliest stages of parenthood, according to CareerBuilder’s annual study of working moms. One-in-four (26 percent) working moms who have had a child in the last three years reported they did not take the full maternity leave allowed by their company. One-in-ten took two weeks or [Read more...]


SHRM issues comments on DOL’s proposed changes to FMLA regulations

May 10th, 2012

The Department of Labor’s proposal to change Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations on tracking intermittent leave is misguided and should be withdrawn, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) said in submitted comments.
The 260,000-member SHRM and the human resources community played an active role in a comprehensive review and update of FMLA rules [Read more...]


NLRB General Counsel’s office issues case handling memo instructing regional offices on how to handle immigration issues in compliance hearings

May 10th, 2012

On Friday, May 4, NLRB Associate General Counsel Anne Purcell issued a case handling memo instructing regional offices on how to handle immigration issues in unfair labor practice compliance proceedings. The memo stems from the Board’s 2011 decision in Flaum Appetizing Corp, in which the Board struck an employer’s affirmative defenses to a back pay [Read more...]


Health Management Group pays $260,000 to resolve EEOC allegations of sex-based wage bias

May 9th, 2012

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced on May 7 that Health Management Group, Inc (HMG) of Akron, Ohio, will pay $260,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the commission on behalf of two female employees subjected to sex-based wage discrimination.
The EEOC’s suit asserted that HMG violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act [Read more...]