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Proposed Budget: A Good Sign for Workers?

Early last week, the Obama Administration released a proposed budget for fiscal year 2013.  Many believe President Obama’s final budget request has no likelihood of passing, but will serve as a line in the sand for the upcoming presidential campaign. Regardless, examining the proposed budget can shed light on current labor and employment trends. It … Continue reading »

Chicago Teachers Union Accused CPS of Racism, Complains to EEOC

According to The Chicago Tribune, theChicago Teachers Union filed a complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Wednesday alleging that layoffs last summer targeted tenured African-American teachers who represent a third of the CPS teachers. The complaints states that African-American teachers make up 29 percent of teachers in CPS, but comprised 43 percent … Continue reading »

Ricci v. DiStefano Firefighters Settle

Ricci v. DiStefano firefighters settle with city of New Haven CT for $2 million.

Supreme Court expands employee anti-retaliation protections

In an 8-0 vote, the Supreme Court upheld the EEOC’s interpretation of the anti-retaliation provision of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by holding that retaliation against close family members almost always qualifies as unlawful retaliation. The Court reached this decision in the case of Thompson v. North American Stainless, LP, where … Continue reading »

New GINA Regulations are in Effect

On Janury 11, 2011, Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) , went into effect.  Title II of GINA prohibits employment discrimination based on genetic information, by restricting the acquisition and disclosure of genetic information.  According to the regulations, genetic information includes information about individuals’ genetic tests, family medical history, requests for and … Continue reading »


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