Republican senators send letter demanding that President Obama withdraw the nominations of Lafe Solomon and Craig Becker

Led by Conservative firebrand Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) 18 Republican Senators have sent a letter to President Obama, demanding that he “fix” the NLRB. Although the letter purports to be in regards to the complaint filed by the NLRB against The Boeing Company, the Senators’ letter focuses mostly on President Obama’s appointees to positions in […]

Republican senators send letter demanding that President Obama withdraw the nominations of Lafe Solomon and Craig Becker

Led by Conservative firebrand Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) 18 Republican Senators have sent a letter to President Obama, demanding that he “fix” the NLRB. Although the letter purports to be in regards to the complaint filed by the NLRB against The Boeing Company, the Senators’ letter focuses mostly on President Obama’s appointees to positions in […]

Fisher Nut Company, EEOC settle allegations of reprisal against Latina workers who attended meeting that lead to EEOC charge

Modesto, California-based Fisher Nut Company has agreed to pay $150,000 to seven Latina employees and to implement preventive measures to settle a Title VII lawsuit for retaliation (EEOC v Fisher Nut Co, NDCal, No CV 10-01794), according to a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) statement on May 9, 2011. A group of Latina employees […]

Fisher Nut Company, EEOC settle allegations of reprisal against Latina workers who attended meeting that lead to EEOC charge

Modesto, California-based Fisher Nut Company has agreed to pay $150,000 to seven Latina employees and to implement preventive measures to settle a Title VII lawsuit for retaliation (EEOC v Fisher Nut Co, NDCal, No CV 10-01794), according to a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) statement on May 9, 2011. A group of Latina employees […]

Acting General Counsel carries out threat to file complaint against Arizona over secret ballot amendment, takes criticism for Boeing complaint

The NLRB has announced that Lafe Solomon, the NLRB’s Acting General Counsel, has submitted for filing a complaint in U.S. District Court in Phoenix asking that court to declare that a recently passed constitutional amendment is preempted by the NLRA. Arizona voters passed a constitutional amendment on November 2, 2010, prohibiting employers from engaging in […]

Acting General Counsel carries out threat to file complaint against Arizona over secret ballot amendment, takes criticism for Boeing complaint

The NLRB has announced that Lafe Solomon, the NLRB’s Acting General Counsel, has submitted for filing a complaint in U.S. District Court in Phoenix asking that court to declare that a recently passed constitutional amendment is preempted by the NLRA. Arizona voters passed a constitutional amendment on November 2, 2010, prohibiting employers from engaging in […]

Summary judgment granted to class of female correction officer applicants; timed run component of physical fitness test had disparate impact on women

A state’s physical fitness test (PFT) for correction officer applicants, which required a timed 1.5-mile run, violated Title VII because it had a disparate impact on female applicants and was neither job-related nor consistent with business necessity, a federal district court in Connecticut ruled in addressing cross motions for summary judgment on the issue of […]

Summary judgment granted to class of female correction officer applicants; timed run component of physical fitness test had disparate impact on women

A state’s physical fitness test (PFT) for correction officer applicants, which required a timed 1.5-mile run, violated Title VII because it had a disparate impact on female applicants and was neither job-related nor consistent with business necessity, a federal district court in Connecticut ruled in addressing cross motions for summary judgment on the issue of […]

Survey of US public companies sheds light on corporate aid to Japan

The Conference Board released findings on May 5 from a survey on contributions by U.S. public companies to relief efforts in Japan. “The recent crisis in Japan has resulted in an outpouring of support from citizens and corporations around the world,” said Matteo Tonello, research director of corporate leadership at The Conference Board. “Numerous relief […]

Spanish version of arbitration agreement was valid, grant of motion to compel arbitration of sex and disability bias, and reprisal claims affirmed

An employee was required to arbitrate her sex and disability discrimination and reprisal claims, despite her assertions that the Spanish version of the arbitration agreement that she signed was not valid, ruled the First Circuit Court of Appeals (Soto-Fonalledas v Ritz-Carlton San Juan Hotel Spa & Casino, May 4, 2011, Lynch, S). The appeals court […]