Another snow day.
The winter continues its white deliverance. But in the meantime, the employment law world never stops. Here are some items to keep you up to speed on what’s been happenning locally and nationally.
- The latest projections are that the Employee Free Choice Act will be brought up for debate in Congress sometime this summer. In the meantime, there’s lots of analysis that is coming out in support of or against the bill — much of it filled with empty rhetoric. One of the more cogent ones, is a post by respected economist and federal appellate judge Richard Posner who has his doubts as to whether the bill will actually promote unionization. (H/T California Labor & Employment Defense Blog).
- The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act is now due for signature by President Obama on January 29th.
- It’s Girl Scout Cookie season and, as the HR Capitalist now reminds us, this brings into focus non-solicitation policies that many companies have. "I hate saying no to the sale of girl scout cookies, school sales, etc. I’m usually a "no-harm, no-foul" type of person, but every time I see one of these cases, it always perks up my sensitivity to solicitation in the workplace."
- Word in this morning is that the E-Verify rules will now be delayed further to May 20th and will allow the Obama administration time to review the proposed rules.
- Above the Law reports that the Government’s job website was actually hacked over the weekend. As if workers didn’t have enough to worry about…
- Rush Nigut, who runs a terrific blog in Iowa, has a post about using Twitter in the workplace. If you don’t know what Twitter is, now’s the time to start.
- John Phillips has a good article about why employees don’t go to human resources. For HR professionals, it’s worth reviewing because if you can get to the root of the problem, you have a better chance of solving it before it blows up into something larger.
And if the snow here gets you in the mood for a little Robert Frost, here’s a link to his classic poem: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.