With all the developments the last week or two with the Connecticut legislative session, it’s been difficult to keep up with everything ELSE happening in employment law.
So, time for a "Quick Hits" post, where I recap some of the stories you might have missed relating to the world of labor and employment law that might be of interest to employers in Connecticut and beyond.
- Michael Moore, of the Pennsylvania Labor & Employment Blog, has a long-awaited followup to his guest post in this blog last year on Body Mass Index being the next type of claim out there under the ADA. This time, he looks at the effect of the new ADA amendments on such claims.
- In what should be a surprise to no one, the U.S. Government has delayed implementation of E-Verify yet again for federal contractors. (My most recent post on E-Verify is here.) The newest date is September 8, 2009. Don’t hold your breath on this one.
- The World of Work was among numerous blogs that reported this week on a new case out of California overturning a $105M verdict in favor of baristas who claimed that they shouldn’t have had to share the "tip jar" with shift supervisors. (H/T Overlawyered)
- As you may know, the NLRB – a five member board – has only had two appointees lately. A recent appellate court called into question the legitimacy of the decisions by the board. The inevitable appeals have now started, reports the Workplace Prof blog. I have a hard time believing that this decision is going to be upheld but we’ll see. For employers, however, unless you have a case up at the Board level, this isn’t something that will impact them, at least in the short term.
- The intersection between Twitter and employment law — the subject of an earlier post by me — gets the scholarly treatment with an interesting seminar article. Some of it states the obvious such as "Users must be careful what they tweet. Twitter is subject to vast potential liability, as is any electronic communication tool." But it’s refreshing to see someone looking at the subject from a treetop level.