Labor & Employment Law

You Say Marriage, I Say Jobs – Huffington Post

Only 12 states and the District of Columbia have laws that specifically ban workplace … On June 12, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions will hold a hearing on ENDA — the Employment Non-Discrimination Act — a … Continue reading

Labor Department investigating Florida’s unemployment insurance system – Sun Sentinel

The Labor Department routinely monitors state unemployment … said lawyers for the National Employment Law Project and Florida Legal Services. As a result, only 17 percent of the state’s unemployed received benefits in 2011, compared with …

Terence Flynn, Labor Board Member, Resigns After Leak Findings – Huffington Post

Prior to his service on the board, Flynn worked on labor and employment issues for the law firm of Crowell & Moring LLP. According to the NLRB, Flynn’s resignation will become effective on July 24. NLRB Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce … Continue reading

Labor Department investigates Florida’s tougher unemployment benefit system – Sun Sentinel

a spokesman for the Labor Department, in a statement emailed late Friday. The National Employment Law Project and Florida Legal Services filed the complaint about Florida’s changes. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity said it began …

United States: Employment Law Commentary, May 2012 – Mondaq

Many advocates, however, charge that unpaid internships are just a form of unpaid labor … Law (Cozen O’Connor) It is amazing how fast a legislative body can act when it wants to. EEOC Provides Guidance Regarding Use Of Criminal History … Continue reading

Florence native Rawl joins Fisher & Phillips law firm – SCNow

COLUMBIA – The Columbia office of national labor and employment law firm Fisher & Phillips LLP announced Florence native C. Edward Rawl Jr. has joined the firm as an associate. Rawl’s practice includes litigating employment related disputes …

Labor Department investigating Florida’s unemployment insurance system – Orlando Sentinel

The Labor Department routinely monitors state unemployment … said lawyers for the National Employment Law Project and Florida Legal Services. As a result, only 17 percent of the state’s unemployed received benefits in 2011, compared with …

States, federal government reduce length of jobless benefits – YAHOO!

A man looks at job listings on a computer at a New York State Department of Labor Employment Services office March … for people to receive jobless benefits. The National Employment Law Project (NELP), a non-profit that advocates for more … Continue reading

United States: "Labor: Managing A Down Economy–WARN Act And Its Progeny" – Mondaq

More than any other labor law, the WARN Act and its state equivalents are the … On April 25, 2012, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) approved new enforcement guidance related to the use of arrest and conviction records … Continue reading

Social Media, Passwords, and the Hiring Process: Privacy and Other Legal Rights – Forbes

Q&A with Renee Jackson, Labor & Employment Lawyer … to note that the law is lagging far behind technology in most instances, and employment and privacy laws are no exception. Applicants and employees generally have no expectation of privacy …