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Proposed budget cuts would devastate Board’s ability to enforce the NLRA, CRS report concludes

March 28th, 2011

A report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) released last week indicated that budget cuts to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), proposed and pushed by House Republicans, could result in the furlough of Board employees for as many as 64 days between now and September 30.
The budget bill passed by the Republican-dominated House slashed [Read more...]

SHRM commends EEOC for final regulations on ADA Amendments Act

March 28th, 2011

The Society for Human Resources Management welcomed final regulations for the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act for their ability to more closely reflect the intent of the law and the interests of a diversity of stakeholders.
The amendments act was enacted in 2008 to update the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was passed 18 years [Read more...]

Final regulations implementing ADAAA clarify changes in the law, but also may create confusion

March 25th, 2011

The EEOC’s long-awaited final regulations implementing the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) clarify the changes made by Congress when it sought to simplify the determination of who has a “disability” and make it easier for individuals to establish that they are protected by the ADA. However, according to at least one disability law expert, some of [Read more...]

Survey finds companies at odds over succession planning

March 25th, 2011

North American companies seem to be at odds when it comes to planning for management succession, according to an online survey of 1,098 senior managers and executives conducted by American Management Association/Corporate Learning Solutions. As many as one in three organizations is considered genuinely committed to succession planning, the survey found, while for another 43 [Read more...]

USERRA does not provide a cause of action for hostile work environment, noting absence of “terms or conditions” of employment in text of statute

March 24th, 2011

Becoming the first circuit court to rule on the issue, the Fifth Circuit has held that USERRA does not provide a cause of action for hostile work environment (Carder v Continental Airlines, Inc, March 22, 2011, Davis, W). Affirming the district court’s dismissal of the class action claim, the appeals court based its ruling on [Read more...]