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Weekly catch-up

Posted in Immigration, Labor Relations, Politics, Wage-Hour
And may it die quickly. The U.S. Department of Labor has taken formal regulatory action to rescind the Obama Administration’s “Persuader Rule.” The DOL has been enjoined from enforcing the rule since November 2016, but the latest action will presumably end it for good. Let’s hope. David Phippen of our Washington DC Metro Office has… Continue Reading

A few workplace-related things we can be thankful for

Posted in Safety
From a labor and employment law standpoint, I’m not sure we have a lot to be thankful for this year. But ’tis the season, so here are a paltry few: Be thankful that your employer doesn’t fire you while you’re on the air. Ben Finfer, co-host of a Chicago sports talk radio show learned that he… Continue Reading

Is age discrimination running rampant, or is there another explanation?

Posted in Discrimination
The recession has undoubtedly been tough on the oldest of the older crowd, and rumor has it that blatant age discrimination is the reason. But, as Henry Fonda's character said in Twelve Angry Men, "I don't really know what the truth is." Here are a few reasons why I question whether age discrimination explains the difficulties that the oldest workers are having.… Continue Reading