In June 2011, several federal agencies issued policy guidance documents regarding the regulation of nanomaterials. Although the guidance documents were issued by several different agencies, including the Office of Management and Budget, the Food and Drug...
NLRB Proposes to Change Its Election Case
On June 22, 2011, the NLRB issued a notice of proposed
rulemaking to amend its rules when processing a union election petition. (See 76 F.R. 36812 .) According to the notice...
Serving Two Masters Can Trigger Overtime
Gregory W. McClune
While it has been said that "no one can serve two
masters," in our modern society many people work for two or more employers at
the same time. This multiple employment...
"Associational Disability Discrimination" -
Yet Another Protected Category
by: Jeffrey S. Kopp
Everyone knows the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ( http://www.ada.gov/ ) prohibits
employers from discriminating against...
Baby, It's Hot Outside! OSHA Undertakes
Campaign to Prevent Heat-Related Illness in the Workplace
Mark J. Neuberger
Much of the country has been sweltering under record high
temperatures in what may yet develop into the hottest summer...
Noncompete Enforcement in California: The Times They Are a Changin'
By Jeffrey S. Kopp
We all may know that California does not permit enforcement of most noncompete agreements. Despite this broad prohibition, the federal court's recent decision...
Recent Developments Highlight Need to Conduct
Individualized Analysis of Criminal Background Checks
Larry S. Perlman
As pre-employment criminal background checks have become
the norm, employers must take care to ensure compliance with federal...