Year: 2009

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in Crawford v. Metro Government of Nashville that federal law protects a worker from being fired after telling investigators…  Read more
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) posted a notice regarding the application of the new Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. The EEOC’s notice…  Read more
The Bureau of Labor Statistics published a comprehensive article on state labor legislation enacted in 2008 in the January 2009 issue of the Monthly Labor…  Read more
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) has re-introduced a bill (“Family-Friendly Workplace Act,” H.R. 933) that would give private sector employees the option of taking paid…  Read more
Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney has introduced the proposed Family and Medical Leave Enhancement Act (H.R. 824) that would allow employees to take, as additional leave,…  Read more
by Fred Satterwhite, Senior Consultant, DCI Consulting Group, Inc. The Senate confirmed Congresswoman Hilda L. Solis (D-CA) as President Obama’s Secretary of Labor with an…  Read more
On January 30, 2009, President Obama signed three executive orders that will reverse former President George W. Bush’s labor policies. Under the new executive order…  Read more
President Obama signed the long anticipated Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 into law on January 29, 2009 at a White House signing ceremony.…  Read more