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Published by Charles F. Walters on on Sep 22, 2010

On Monday, President Obama acknowledged that “[t]he opportunity to get the [Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA)] passed right now is not real high, “given the Administration’s inability to muster the 60 votes in the Senate needed to defeat an expected Republican filibuster.

Published by Charles F. Walters on on Aug 11, 2010

The Department of Labor’s Office Of Federal Contract Compliance (“OFCCP”) has begun to include in its audits a verification of contractors’ compliance with the newly issued regulations associated with President Obama’s Executive Order 13496. Executive Order 13496 and its implementing regulations, issued earlier this year, require that notice of employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) be provided to NLRA-covered employees of federal contractors and subcontractors who engage in work (directly or indirectly) related to the performance of a federal contract.

Published by Charles F. Walters on on Jul 8, 2010

More employers are struggling with issues related to family and caregiver responsibilities in the workplace, whether in the recruitment of employees, the growth, development and advancement of employees, responding to employees’ needs to for time off, or requests for flexibility in scheduling and other benefits. Family and caregiver responsibilities generally arise for employees who have responsibilities for caring for children, elderly parents, and/or disabled children, parents, or other relatives.

Published by Charles F. Walters on on Jun 8, 2010

In today’s economy, an increased number of students are having difficulty finding summer jobs.  As a result, many students are now offering their services to companies on an unpaid basis as either summer student interns or volunteers.  This topic has peaked the interest of a number of national media outlets, the United States Department of Labor (DOL), as well as state labor departments.