In June 2011, the Labor Department dropped a bombshell, proposing that the advice exception be substantially narrowed because the broad reading of the exception had resulted in the 'underreporting' of persuader activity.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is acting for a Texas mother who was fired days after she asked her employer about a room to pump breast milk. A judge ruled that after the woman gave birth the former employee 'was no longer pregnant and her pregnancy-related conditions ended.'
As part of our 90th anniversary, Workforce Management is talking to some of the people and organizations that helped influence today's workplace. In this installment, Workforce Management contributor Matthew Heller talks with former U.S. Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach about the development of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the problems the Kennedy and Johnson administrations faced, and how the legislation has evolved and how successful it has been over the years.