Appeals Court Rejects NLRB Conclusion that Class-Action Waivers Violate Labor Law
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) erred in finding that class-action waivers in arbitration agreements violate employees' statutorily protected right to engage in concerted action protesting the terms and conditions of their employment. medical services.
High Court to Review Contraception Mandate
Taking on a new constitutional dispute over the Affordable Care Act, the Supreme Court agreed to hear religious challenges to the requirement that employer-provided health insurance include birth control and related medical services.
OFCCP to Focus on Construction Contractor Rules and Sex Bias-Guidelines in 2014
The Labor Department's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) released its semiannual regulatory agenda, which indicates that the agency’s priorities for 2014 are issuing a new affirmative action rule for construction contractror and revising sex-discrimination guidelines for federal contractors and subcontractors.
Ethics & CSR
Justices Weigh Scope of SOX Whistle-blower Protections
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case raising the question of whether the whislte-blower protections of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) extend to employees who work for a publicly owned company's contractors or subcontractors, rather than for the public firm itself.
Employer Responds to NLRB in Supreme Court’s Recess Appointments Case
Noel Canning, the Washington state bottling company that is challenging President Obama's appointment of three members of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court defending its position that the appointments violated the U.S. Constitution.