Human Resources

DOL Will Enforce FMLA Same-Sex Spouse Rule Where Not Enjoined

Last month, we advised readers that a Texas federal district court had enjoined the Department of Labor from enforcing its FMLA same-sex spouse rule in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Nebraska. DOL’s final rule change updated the regulatory definition of "spouse" in the Family and Medical Leave Act in keeping with the U.S. Supreme Court‘s ruling in United States v. Windsor.

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Federal Contractors Must Continue to Post Union Rights Notice

On May 7, the federal District Court for the District of Columbia rejected a challenge by the National Association of Manufacturers et al. to the Department of Labor rule requiring federal contractors to post a notice of employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act. DOL’s rule took effect on June 21, 2010, but was challenged in this lawsuit.

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