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GC’s third report on NLRB’s social media cases includes board-vetted policy

June 4th, 2012

NLRB Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon on Wednesday, May 30, issued his third report on social media cases brought to the agency. The most current report details seven cases that involve policies governing the use of social media by employees, one of which, as revised, is lawful under the NLRA. Many of the provisions found [Read more...]

Affirming lower court, First Circuit rules Sec. 3 of DOMA unconstitutional

June 4th, 2012

In a landmark decision, the First Circuit ruled that Sec. 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, affirming the court below (Commonwealth of Massachusetts v U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, May 31, 2012,Boudin, M). Though the appeals court invalidated the statute, it expressly stated that it did so on grounds other [Read more...]

Colorado children’s hospital to $95k to resolved EEOC allegations of disability bias

June 1st, 2012

On May 31, 2012, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that Children’s Hospital Colorado, located in Aurora, will pay $95,000 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the agency on behalf of an applicant with a disability.
The EEOC’s lawsuit asserted that the hospital violated the Americans with Disabilities [Read more...]

May jobless rate essentially unchanged at 8.2 percent, BLS reports

June 1st, 2012

Nonfarm payroll employment changed little in May (+69,000), and the unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 8.2 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported June 1. Employment increased in health care, transportation and warehousing, and wholesale trade but declined in construction. Employment was little changed in most other major industries. The number of unemployed [Read more...]

Member Terence F. Flynn resigns in face of controversy surrounding disclosures of confidential NLRB information

May 31st, 2012

On Saturday, May 26, NLRB Board Member Terence F. Flynn submitted his resignation to President Obama and to Board Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce, bringing an end to two tumultuous months in which Flynn was accused of ethics violations and was threatened with investigations into whether his conduct violated federal law. The resignation is effective immediately.
Flynn [Read more...]