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Homeland Security issues final electronic Form I-9 regs

August 4th, 2010

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued final regulations to provide that employers and recruiters or referrers for a fee who are required to complete and retain the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, may sign the form electronically and retain the form in an electronic format. The final rule makes minor changes to the interim [Read more...]

California Kaiser Permanente workers to vote in one of NLRB’s largest union elections

August 4th, 2010

The National Labor Relations Board announced August 2 that it will conduct an election by mail for more than 40,000 employees of Kaiser Permanente. The ballot will decide if eligible voters desire to switch unions, remain with their current union, or have no union at all. The employees are currently represented by United Healthcare Workers [Read more...]

Arizona files expedited appeal to lift preliminary injunction that enjoins portions of its immigration law

August 3rd, 2010

The state of Arizona filed an expedited appeal on July 29 with the Ninth Circuit asking the court to lift a preliminary injunction granted July 28 by Judge Susan Bolton of the District Court of Arizona preventing the state from implementing portions of its new immigration enforcement law (United States of America v State of [Read more...]

Health care’s reliance on women calls for flexible work arrangements, expert says

August 3rd, 2010

“In the coming decade, the health care and social assistance sector will be one of the leading sources of employment. It is going to be one of the most vital sectors in the economy and it is going to be a place of job growth,” said Ithaca College sociologist Stephen Sweet. Since women make up [Read more...]

SEIU-UHW trusteeship now presumed invalid under federal law

August 2nd, 2010

Nine members of SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West have filed a lawsuit against SEIU International and Trustees Dave Regan and Eliseo Medina for refusing to hold elections to return control of the local union to its members.
Federal law gives national unions the power to take control of local unions and put themselves in charge for 18 [Read more...]