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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to change Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations on tracking intermittent leave is misguided and should be withdrawn, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) said in submitted comments.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...]

DOL to seek information on workers’ “voice in the workplace”

May 9th, 2012

The Department of Labor submitted an information collection request proposal for OMB review entitled, “2012 Wage and Hour Division and Occupational Safety and Health Administration Surveys Workers’ Voice in the Workplace.” The 2012 Wage and Hour Division and OSHA surveys will gauge the current level of workers’ voice in the workplace and factors affecting workers’ [Read more...]

Tepid support for Flynn in face of latest IG report

May 8th, 2012

NLRB member Terence Flynn was left twisting in the wind following the release of a second report by the Board’s inspector general, which found that Flynn violated government ethics rules by passing confidential Board information to former member Peter Schaumber.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was asked about the report on Thursday, May 3. Carney [Read more...]