Employee Rights

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    The EEOC enforces Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA), the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008. The commission processes allegations of...

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    The Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) is a federal statute that controls electronic monitoring activities. The ECPA amended and updated Title III of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, commonly known as the federal Wiretap Act. Initially, the Wiretap Act prohibited the intentional and unauthorized interception and...

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    NLRB announces employer's rescission of social media policy. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced in April that Valero Services, Inc., has agreed to rescind its nationwide social media policy and post and mail an NLRB remedial notice to its employees throughout the country in response to a complaint filed by the Board. Valero...
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    NLRB announces employer's rescission of social media policy. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced in April that Valero Services, Inc., has agreed to rescind its nationwide social media policy and post and mail an NLRB remedial notice to its employees throughout the country in response to a complaint filed by the Board. Valero...
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    In February 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) once again announced that it was going to change the rules for Board-conducted elections. This time, there is a properly appointed five-member NLRB. The Board's previous attempt to change the election rules failed because the courts held that it didn't have a proper quorum to adopt new...
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    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit (whose rulings apply to all Michigan employers) recently ruled that an employee who was allegedly laid off while she was on leave covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was entitled to a jury trial because the employer's lack of written policies left unresolved questions about her status...
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    NLRB announces employer's rescission of social media policy. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced in April that Valero Services, Inc., has agreed to rescind its nationwide social media policy and post and mail an NLRB remedial notice to its employees throughout the country in response to a complaint filed by the Board. Valero...
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    On April 9, 2014, the Missouri House of Representatives voted 78-68 in favor of a "right-to-work" bill that would ban unions and employers from requiring workers to pay union fees as a condition of employment. That was four votes shy of the 82 votes necessary to send the legislation to the Missouri Senate for a vote. Governor Jay Nixon made it...
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    NLRB announces employer's rescission of social media policy. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced in April that Valero Services, Inc., has agreed to rescind its nationwide social media policy and post and mail an NLRB remedial notice to its employees throughout the country in response to a complaint filed by the Board. Valero...
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    NLRB announces employer's rescission of social media policy. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced in April that Valero Services, Inc., has agreed to rescind its nationwide social media policy and post and mail an NLRB remedial notice to its employees throughout the country in response to a complaint filed by the Board. Valero...
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