Recent Department of Labor regulations slated to take effect on July 1, 2012, require retirement-plan service providers to disclose any direct and indirect compensation and potential conflicts of interest to employment-plan sponsors.
On June 6, an Administrative Law Judge ruled that OSHA had engaged in “improper rulemaking” in issuing a memorandum requiring employers in the oil and gas drilling industry to provide and require their workers to use fire resistant/retardant clothing (FRC). For the time being, this decision is a victory for employers in the oil and gas industry.
Due to the nature of the political appointment process for NLRB members, Board law often changes as the political makeup of the Board shifts. Although the Board is free to change its interpretation and application of its prior decisions, it cannot do so without explaining why the prior precedent should no longer be applied, as… Continue Reading
New Jersey may become the 8th state to prohibit the use of credit checks in the employment process. Employers, particularly those with multi-state operations, need to review their current background check procedures and make sure that they are consistent with the ever-changing laws governing job applicants and employees.