Critics Say Obamacare May Encourage 'Part-Time Society'
Some small employers are doing less hiring and cutting employees' hours in response to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), according to a Gallup poll.
A Rose Isn't Necessariy a Rose in Obamacare's Baffling Terminology
One reason for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's (PPACA) many critics is the way the law is worded. In addition to being well over 1,000 pages long, the act contains layers of definitions on top of definitions that make it almost impossible to understand.
Wage and Hour, Applicant Discrimination Cases Increasing
Expect to see more wage and hour cases dominating employment-related class actions. Employers also will see a significant increase in pattern and practice lawsuits brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, experts say.
EEOC Guidance Gives Examples of Reasonable Accommodations
Four informal guidances released by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) highlight specific types of reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities.
Senate Panel Rejects Expedited E-Verify Rollout
A proposed change to the Senate's immigration bill, offered by Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, would have required all employers to use E-Verify within 18 months of the measure’s enactment, instead of having E-Verify rolled out in phases over five years, with the largest employers using the system first. Grassley’s proposal was defeated by a 13-5 vote, with three Republican senators joining the 10 Democrats on the panel.
SAFETY & SECURITY
Lower Blood Alcohol Level Recommended
DUIs will be easier than ever to incur if states adopt the National Transportation Safety Board’s recommendation to lower the blood alcohol percentage for a DUI from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent.