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New Model Rules Make It Unethical to Discriminate

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Highlight, Laws and Regulations

As I have for over a decade now, I attended the American Bar Association’s Annual Meeting last week serving on the ABA’s House of Delegates – the organization’s main governing body.  My exact position is actually State Delegate — a position that nominally makes the lead delegate of Connecticut’s delegation, though in practice it’s much… Continue Reading

ABA Approves Model Workplace Policy on Employer Responses to Domestic Violence

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Legislative Developments, Manager & HR Pro’s Resource Center

One of the roles that I relish is being a member of the American Bar Assocation’s House of Delegates for several terms now.   The ABA adopts certain policies at its Annual Meeting and uses its bully-pulpit to try to get such policies enacted at the federal, state or local level.At this year’s meeting, which took… Continue Reading

ABA Adopts Principles of Model Business Policies on Labor Trafficking & Child Labor

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Labor Law & NLRB, Laws and Regulations, Legislative Developments, Wage & Hour

As I’ve highlighted before, I’m fortunate to serve as a delegate to the American Bar Association House of Delegates, which meets twice a year. I was less fortunate that the Midyear Meeting this year was in Chicago, which was even colder and snowier than Connecticut. At Monday’s House meeting, there were several resolutions passed. The… Continue Reading

Secrets of the ABA Labor and Employment Law Annual Conference

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Labor Law & NLRB, Litigation, Manager & HR Pro’s Resource Center, Social Media, Wage & Hour

The American Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Annual Conference is going on right now in Atlanta, Georgia.  As I’ve recapped on this blog before (here, for example), there are some terrific programs and educational opportunities there.  I wasn’t able to make it down this year, but due to the wonders of technology, I’ve been… Continue Reading

ABA Objects to Proposed “Persuader” Rule Changes by Department of Labor

Posted in Labor Law & NLRB

The American Bar Association submitted a letter today to the U.S. Department of Labor to express its “serious concerns” over a proposed rule that would “substantially narrow” the longstanding interpretation of what lawyer activities constitute “advice” to employer clients. Currently, most work from attorneys is exempt from the substantial reporting requirements in federal law that… Continue Reading

What the Nation’s Lawyers Propose For Employment Law

Posted in CHRO & EEOC, Legislative Developments

When the ABA last visited Toronto in the 1990s for its annual meeting, cell phones and the Internet weren’t in heavy rotation.  What a difference a decade makes.  And, except for the mobile service providers who likely made thousands of dollars, it was a lot harder to connect than I anticipated.  That, combined with a… Continue Reading

US Department of Labor Teams with ABA For Lawyer Referral Service

Posted in Wage & Hour

On Friday, the White House announced a new partnership with the ABA designed to help workers whose complaints aren’t resolved by the U.S. Department of Labor find a lawyer through an ABA-approved lawyer referral service.   According to the ABA Journal article explaining the program:  [B]eginning on Dec. 13, workers with unresolved complaints under the… Continue Reading

ABA Labor & Employment Law Conference Kicks Off Tomorrow; Great Materials Now Available

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

The American Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Section kicks off its annual conference tomorrow in Chicago and, by all accounts, it appears its going to be bigger and better than ever. Over 1300 people have registered for the conference, and the programming looks first-rate, with NLRB Chair Wilma Liebman, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, and various… Continue Reading

ABA Conference on Labor & Employment Law Begins Wednesday in Denver

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

The American Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section’s Annual Conference on Labor & Employment Law begins Wednesday in Denver, Colorado.  Last year’s conference in Philadelphia was a big success and given what the ABA has planned for this year, I expect things to be bigger and better than ever.  To give you some perspective, over… Continue Reading