Sunday, October 25, 2020

Legal Column

⊕LEGAL: Broad company policies can create big problems, whether in handbooks or not

Several recent cases dramatically illustrate the need for careful company drafting of its employment policies, even though some are not related to employee handbooks....

⊕ LEGAL: Effect of the Obama veto on attempted Congressional overturn of ‘quickie’ election...

During March, for only the second time in history, both houses of Congress approved a resolution under the Congressional Review Act disapproving the controversial...

⊕ LEGAL: NLRB responds to right-to-work legislation

In a little-noticed National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announcement in April, the federal agency is seeking input on a union fundraising initiative that has...

⊕ LEGAL: FMLA rule defining ‘spouse’ to include same-sex couples enjoined by court

At least for the time being, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has been enjoined by a federal court in Texas from enforcing a...

⊕ LEGAL: Health reform update: U.S. Supreme Court considers a second opportunity to limit...

On March 4, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in King v. Burwell, the second major case testing the future of the Affordable Care...

LEGAL: Beware of policies that treat pregnant women differently

In 1978, in direct response to a decision from the U.S. Supreme Court, Congress enacted the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. That act made clear that...