Supreme Court Doesn’t Rule on Legality of Neutrality Agreements
The U.S. Supreme Court dismissed, without opinion, a case raising the lawfulness of neutrality agreements entered into between employers and unions that are seeking to organize company employees.
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.
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.