News & Comment
The last several weeks and months have seen an unmistakable trend in federal court decisions paving the way for same-sex marriage in a majority of states. But just when it appeared that same-sex marriage might have gained unstoppable momentum, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals made its long-awaited decision regarding same-sex marriage bans in Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee.
It comes as no surprise that employers increasingly find themselves dealing with workplace challenges relating to Ebola. The issues tend to arise in two contexts: How should employers respond to employee concerns, and what steps should employers take to protect their workforce from the Ebola virus?
Beginning January 1, 2015, employers have new obligations to report injuries and illnesses to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The method of reporting injuries and illnesses, as well a public access to an employer’s workplace accident information, will also change.
EmployerLINC 2014 continued the perennial trend of record-setting registrations for the annual labor, employment and employee benefits seminar presented by McAfee & Taft. Registration for the Oklahoma City seminar was even closed early when the event reached capacity two weeks before the original registration deadline.
Were the Doors thinking about the prospect of unionized college football when they wrote and performed “The End”? That’s how many of us felt when the NLRB ruled that Northwestern University football players could form a union. Now that the shock and awe has faded, what should we expect for the future?
For some time, the NCAA, academic institutions and students have been debating how college athletes should be treated in terms of compensation, benefits and having a voice in college athletic decisions. Leave it to Northwestern University brainiacs to take the issue head-on and in an imaginative fashion.
Faced with a lack of appropriations due to a congressional impasse on budget talks, both the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor have announced agency shutdowns. The EEOC’s shutdown plan reduces the agency’s staff from 2,164 employees to 107 on-call employees, while the DOL’s contingency plan calls for their workforce to […]
Imagine this scenario: One of your employees announces he’s getting married in a few months and moving to another state. He’s a valuable software developer who works alone from his home most of the time anyway, so why not just let him telecommute from his new home 1,000 miles away? Not only will it allow […]