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Please vote for us for the ABA Web 100: Reason #15

Posted in ABA Blawg 100

Reason No. 15: Our posts are pervasive (in a good way), but never severe.

Gentle as a kitten!

You don’t have to be a lawyer to vote. Just go to the page here and nominate Employment & Labor Insider, along with a short statement about why you like us. The deadline to submit nominations is Sunday, July 30.

Thank you for your support!

PS – If you add a “social media” vote for our Twitter presence, @RobinEShea or @ConstangyLaw, who are we to complain?

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Please vote for us for the ABA Web 100: Reason #14

Posted in ABA Blawg 100

Reason No. 14: Anonymous sources say we’re great!

You don’t have to be a lawyer to vote. Just go to the page here and nominate Employment & Labor Insider, along with a short statement about why you like us. The deadline to submit nominations is Sunday, July 30.

Thank you for your support!

PS – If you add a “social media” vote for our Twitter presence, @RobinEShea or @ConstangyLaw, who are we to complain?

Image Credit: From flickr, Creative Commons license, by Liz Welsh.

Please vote for us for the ABA Web 100: Reason #13

Posted in ABA Blawg 100

Reason No. 13: We don’t use a $50 word when a nickel word will do.

“Employment & Labor Insider plus me will buy you a free refill of coffee.”

You don’t have to be a lawyer to vote. Just go to the page here and nominate Employment & Labor Insider, along with a short statement about why you like us. The deadline to submit nominations is Sunday, July 30.

Thank you for your support!

PS – If you add a “social media” vote for our Twitter presence, @RobinEShea or @ConstangyLaw, who are we to complain?

Image Credit: From flickr, Creative Commons license, by Jeff Kalikstein.

Please vote for us for the ABA Web 100: Reason #12

Posted in ABA Blawg 100

Reason No. 12: We are “integral and indispensable” to your employment law news day!

“You’ve become a part of me.”

You don’t have to be a lawyer to vote. Just go to the page here and nominate Employment & Labor Insider, along with a short statement about why you like us. The deadline to submit nominations is Sunday, July 30.

Thank you for your support!

PS – If you add a “social media” vote for our Twitter presence, @RobinEShea or @ConstangyLaw, who are we to complain?

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“Not my employee, not my problem.” Oh, yeah?

Posted in Contingent Workers

Employers, has this ever happened to you?

A guy (we’ll call him “Ryan”) comes to work for you through a temporary agency. The agency issues the paychecks and generally acts as Ryan’s “HR” representative. Your company pays the agency but does not directly pay Ryan.

But when Ryan comes to work, he is supervised by Michael, who is one of your employees. Michael takes Ryan under his wing, and he monitors Ryan’s performance very closely. If Ryan can’t make it to work, he is directed to notify Michael immediately. If Ryan responds well to Michael, Michael may recommend that Ryan be brought on as a regular employee. If Ryan does not do well, Michael may ask the temp agency to reassign Ryan.

In other words, a pretty typical “temp” arrangement.

One day, after Ryan declines an invitation to go to Benihana’s, Michael tells the representative of the temp agency to remove Ryan from his assignment. A few weeks later, your company gets a charge of discrimination filed by Ryan. Ryan claims that Michael let him go because Ryan would not submit to Michael’s sexual advances.

You immediately call your pal at the temp agency and tell her, “I have bad news for you. Ryan filed an EEOC charge against us. I’ll send you the charge so you and your lawyers can handle it.”

How does your pal respond?

What do you mean, “our lawyers”? We were fine with Ryan. You were the ones who wanted him out of there.

(Of course, your pal will convey this message more tactfully because she doesn’t want to lose your business.)

So you call your company lawyer and tell him about the charge, adding while laughing nervously, “Of course, you can get this thrown out right away without having to bill any time because we weren’t Ryan’s employer. Right? Right?

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Please vote for us for ABA Web 100: Reason #11

Posted in ABA Blawg 100

Reason No. 11: We are prima facie awesome!

You don’t have to be a lawyer to vote. Just go to the page here and nominate Employment & Labor Insider, along with a short statement about why you like us. The deadline to submit nominations is Sunday, July 30.

Thank you for your support!

PS – If you add a “social media” vote for our Twitter presence, @RobinEShea or @ConstangyLaw, who are we to complain?

Image Credit: From flickr, Creative Commons license, by Tom Merton.

NLRB nominees Kaplan, Emanuel advance to Senate vote

Posted in Labor Relations, Politics

Marvin Kaplan and William Emanuel, President Trump’s nominees to fill the two vacant seats on the National Labor Relations Board, cleared another hurdle Wednesday by making it out of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. The HELP Committee vote was split along party lines. No date has been set for the full Senate vote, but both Mr. Kaplan and Mr. Emanuel are expected to be confirmed. With Chairman Philip Miscimarra, the confirmations of Mr. Kaplan and Mr. Emanuel would give the Republicans a 3-2 majority on the Board.

Hate those EEOC regs? Here’s your big chance!

Posted in Discrimination, Politics

In February, President Trump issued Executive Order 13777, “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,” which directs federal agencies to establish regulatory reform task forces to make recommendations about repealing, replacing, or modifying existing regulations that do the following:

  1. eliminate jobs, or inhibit job creation;
  2. are outdated, unnecessary, or ineffective;
  3. impose costs that exceed benefits;
  4. create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with regulatory reform initiatives and policies;
  5. are inconsistent with the requirements of Section 515 of the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, 2001 (44 U.S.C. 3516 note), or the guidance issued pursuant to that provision, in particular those regulations that rely in whole or in part on data, information, or methods that are not publicly available or that are insufficiently transparent to meet the standard for reproducibility; or
  6. derive from or implement Executive Orders or other Presidential directives that have been substantially rescinded or substantially modified.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has established its Regulatory Reform Task Force, which is now accepting recommendations about which EEO regs should be targeted. Recommendations can be sent to RegulatoryReformTaskForce@eeoc.gov. Here is a link to the EEOC web page about the Task Force.

Have fun!

Please vote for us for the ABA Web 100: Reason #10

Posted in ABA Blawg 100

Reason No. 10: All of our posts are articulate, legitimate, and non-discriminatory!

You don’t have to be a lawyer to vote. Just go to the page here and nominate Employment & Labor Insider, along with a short statement about why you like us. The deadline to submit nominations is Sunday, July 30.

Thank you for your support!

PS – If you add a “social media” vote for our Twitter presence, @RobinEShea or @ConstangyLaw, who are we to complain?

DISCLAIMER: The EEOC has not endorsed this blog, although David Lopez (former General Counsel) and Chai Feldblum (current Commissioner) have been known to read it.

Please vote for us for the ABA Web 100: Reason #9

Posted in ABA Blawg 100

Reason No. 9: Our employment law quizzes put you at the head of the class!

Teacher’s pet.

You don’t have to be a lawyer to vote. Just go to the page here and nominate Employment & Labor Insider, along with a short statement about why you like us. The deadline to submit nominations is Sunday, July 30.

Thank you for your support!

PS – If you add a “social media” vote for our Twitter presence, @RobinEShea or @ConstangyLaw, who are we to complain?

Image Credit: From flickr, Creative Commons license, by aimee rivers.