On April 15, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Continuing Extension Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-157), which extends the filing date for unemployed New Jersey workers to qualify for benefits under the federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation tiers to June 2, 2010. In addition, the new law extends the Federal Additional Compensation (FAC) program to June 2, 2010 and provides an additional federal weekly benefit of $25 to unemployment insurance claimants. Finally, under the new law, the federal government will continue to pay all of the benefits under the extended benefit program through June 2, 2010. The new law signed by the President does not provide additional tiers or extend the number of weeks of benefits.
U.S. Department of Education Announces Plans to Conduct Comprehensive Review of Title IX Regulations
On April 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced plans to begin a comprehensive review of its regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, in response to President Joe Biden’s executive order of March 8, 2021, “Executive Order on Guaranteeing an Educational Environment Free From Discrimination on the Basis of Sex, Including Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity” (Executive Order 14021).
Under current National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) law, employees do not have a statutory right to use their employers’ email systems for union organizing or for other purposes. Email systems remain employer property for now, as the Board, in Purple Communications, Inc., 361 NLRB No. 43 (2014), declined the NLRB’s…..
The regulatory onslaught for federal contractors just won’t stop. The “contractor blacklisting” regulations implementing Executive Order 13673, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces are set to take effect by the end of this month. On September 29, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule to implement Executive Order 13706, Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors, which means that contractors’ human resources and legal teams will have another set of regulations to parse and implement by the end of the year.