Author Cristeena Naser

Cristeena Naser

Cristeena G. Naser is vice president and senior counsel in ABA's Center for Securities, Trusts and Investments and deputy general counsel at the ABA Securities Association. She edits ABA's HR Newsbytes e-bulletin.

Human Resources

There has been a significant amount of confusion of late about the applicability of recent federal contractor executive orders, particularly the latest one concerning paid leave. The applicability of each executive prder must be analyzed individually because each stems from one or more different laws with differing definitions of “federal contractor.”

Human Resources

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.

Human Resources

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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