Yearly Archives: 2011


 As reported to you in the November PIPELINE, the National Labor Relations Board postponed the rule requiring nearly all employers to notify employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (whether or not the existing workforce is unionized) with … Continue reading

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Application of Domestic Partner Benefits

  An employee’s domestic partner does not qualify as a “spouse” of the employee for purposes of the Internal Revenue Code.  This is based on the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, which provides that “the word ‘marriage’ means only a legal … Continue reading

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Can Refusing to Hire The Unemployed be Considered Unlawful?

Earlier this year the EEOC conducted investigative hearings on whether unemployed could be a protected class under Title VII.  The stated concern is that statistics bear out that the unemployed population is disproportionately composed of African Americans, Hispanics, Older Workers, … Continue reading

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