After delaying it three times, the Department of Homeland Security has embraced a regulation that would require all federal contractors to use a government-run electronic employment verification system that has drawn criticism from many employers.
In place of mandatory coverage would be a ‘free rider’ provision requiring employers to pay for employees who get their health care with government assistance.
Justices rule that New Haven, Connecticut, couldn’t justify throwing out the results of employment tests that would have promoted only white firefighters. The decision is sure to have an impact on the private sector, where employment tests are increasingly popular.
The Congressional Budget Office said a slate of legislative options shaped in the Senate Finance Committee could be priced under $1 trillion and expand coverage to 97 percent of Americans even while some Republicans expressed doubts.
The Supreme Court recently side-stepped its first chance to apply a pay discrimination law that Congress approved in reaction to a previous ruling. The decision shows how unpredictable the panel can be on employment law and why it is difficult to project how Sonia Sotomayor may change the court’s approach if she is confirmed.
Recent news of an antitrust probe into recruiting practices among tech firms is shining a spotlight on employee poaching in Silicon Valley. The federal investigation is explorING whether tech mainstays including Google, Apple and Yahoo have agreed not to actively recruit talent from one another.
The 850-page proposal is meant to serve as the foundation for the work that the House health, commerce and tax committees will do over the next several weeks to develop a final health care measure by the end of July. Hearings are slated to begin June 23.
The suit, filed in March, claims Snelling Staffing Services deprived former internal personnel of money earned because of rules for payment of commissions.
Employers are advised to consider state law obligations to accommodate disabled employees due to pregnancy. If the employer has an alternative or interim work program for injured or disabled employees, state law may require the employer look into whether an open position exists for the pregnant employee under that program.
The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Patrick Leahy, called the decision an ‘overreaching by a narrow majority’ that would hurt older employees.