Does your Company’s Internet Policy Comply with Labor Law? (2010) resource Articles OCEG Reviewed
Summary: A recent complaint issued by a Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) poses a new challenge for employers attempting to control their employees’ use of the internet. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, blogs, and other internet postings have grown exponentially in recent years, both at home and at work.
Background Information for EEOC Final Rule on Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 resource Agency Guidances OCEG Reviewed
EEOC, Regulations Under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (Final Rule, 2010) resource National Regulations OCEG Reviewed
Summary: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC” or “Commission”) is issuing a final rule to implement Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (“GINA”). Congress enacted Title II of GINA to protect job applicants, current and former employees, labor union members, and apprentices and trainees from discrimination based on their genetic information.
GAO, Employee Misclassification: Improved Coordination, Outreach, and Targeting Could Better Ensure Detection and Prevention (2009) resource Research / Studies OCEG Reviewed
Summary: When employers improperly classify workers as independent contractors instead of employees, those workers do not receive protections and benefits to which they are entitled, and the employers may fail to pay some taxes they would otherwise be required to pay.
Dodd-Frank Strengthens Whistleblower Rights, Diminishes Employer Defenses (August 2010) resource Articles OCEG Reviewed
Introduction: On July 21, 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law. Dodd-Frank eliminates a number of defenses employers have used to defeat whistleblower claims under Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.