On July 21, 2014, President Obama issued an executive order amending Executive Order 11246 by adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected classes for federal contractors and subcontractors. Under the amended Executive Order 11246, federal contractors and subcontractors are required to select and employ individuals without regard to sexual orientation and
The House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), held its hearing Wednesday, February 7, 2012 titled, “The NLRB Recess Appointments: Implications for America’s Workers and Employers.”…
Continue Reading The House Committee on Education and the Workforce Vows to Continue Its “Aggressive Oversight” of President Obama’s Recess Appointments and Future Actions Taken by the “Obama” NLRB
When the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) lost its statutory authority to issue rulings because its normally five-person membership fell to two last week, President Obama made three recess appointments sparking a new controversy between Democrats and Republicans.
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On Friday, January 30, President Obama signed three executive orders which have a significant impact on the rights of employees of federal contractors. In effect, these Executive Orders favor the interests of organized labor concerning representation of employees of federal contractors.
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On January 29, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act was the first bill signed into law by President Obama. As discussed in prior blog entries, the new law gives a employee or former employee the right to file a charge of discrimination within 180 days (or 300 days in some states, including Ohio) of their most recent paycheck.
Continue Reading Obama Signs First Bill Into Law: The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act