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Paid Sick Leave Now Required for Employees of Federal Contractors

By Ira H. Weinstock |

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule Sept. 29 that directs federal contractors to provide paid sick leave. The rule follows an Executive Order from President Obama last year requiring contractors doing work for the federal government on certain contracts to provide paid sick leave.  The Rule allows Employers some flexibility on… Read More »

Ban the Box Legislation and Criminal Background Checks for Employment

By Ira H. Weinstock |

In a previous article we discussed whether Employers can obtain criminal record information during the application for employment process and deny employment based on those findings. Many states and municipalities have passed “Ban the Box” legislation to make this process illegal.  In general, Ban the Box legislation requires employers to delay the inquiry into… Read More »

Can A Potential Employer Ask About Your Criminal Record?

By Ira H. Weinstock |

Good jobs can be hard to find.  If you have a criminal record that can make it even more difficult to find a decent job.  In 2012 the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued an Enforcement Guidance Memo that recognized that in the last twenty years, there has been a significant increase in… Read More »

Department of Labor Requires Employers to Report Activities of Anti-Union Consultants

By Ira H. Weinstock |

On March 24, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor issued guidance regarding Employers’ obligations to report financial expenditures and activities related to the hiring of consultants to dissuade employees from joining a Union.  Under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) section 203(a), an employer must report, on Form LM-10, certain expenditures and activities… Read More »

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Ira H. Weinstock |

Most Americans know Dr. King as one of the greatest leaders of the civil rights movement of the 1960’s, however, entwined with his leadership in civil rights was his devotion to the Labor Movement. For without economic opportunity, civil rights could not flourish. His commitment to the American worker followed him until the day… Read More »

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