A little-noticed Aug. 15, 2013, decision by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals may make big waves, enabling unions to organize tiny bargaining units called microunits, according to Jonathan Segal, an attorney at Duane Morris in Philadelphia.
The decision looks innocuous enough at first glance, but Segal said it may be the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) “Trojan horse.”
It’s important for employers to understand and prepare for a slew of new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act reporting requirements, according to Sidney Blumling, an attorney at Fisher & Phillips in Irvine, Calif.
In the days after the Treasury Department’s announcement July 2, 2013, that it was delaying implementation of the employer mandate of the health care reform law for one year until January 2015, benefits attorneys were atwitter with theories about the reasons behind the delay.
For some, the stated reason for the change — the need to simplify and prepare for new employer reporting requirements — didn’t seem like the whole story.
Four informal guidances released by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on May 15, 2013, highlight specific types of reasonable accommodations for people with cancer, diabetes, epilepsy and intellectual disabilities.
Criminal convictions should have an expiration date and shouldn’t be considered indefinitely by employers, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) indicated in a pair of lawsuits filed June 11, 2013.
Dollar General lawsuit
The EEOC also sued Dolgencorp, doing business as Dollar General, in Chicago. For 10 years Dollar General made certain types of convictions a disqualifying factor.