Birmingham lawyer & attorney Daniel J. Burnick uses his employment law blog, the Alabama Employment Law Report to keep residents of the Yellowhammer State up to date on employment & labor issues. This blog covers ADA, FMLA, and Workers Compensation.
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On May 1, I published an entry addressing social networking in the workplace. Subsequent to that time, I had the opportunity to give another presentation on social networking. Some interesting questions were asked by attendees that raised additional issues that need to be...
The Wall Street Journal reports today that more than 70,000 claims were filed with the EEOC for the first six months of the governmnet's fiscal year that ended on April 30, 2010. This is a 60% increase from the same period last year. The article looks at the increase from both the...
The Department of Justice has refused to extend the March 15, 2012 deadline for owners of public pools to install fixed lifts for each pool they operate. Hospitality Net had several Congressmen write to DOJ to obtain clarification, and the DOJ refused to modify the guidelines or extend...
FLSA. The last month was particularly hard on restaurants and bars. First, a restaurant owned in part by celebrity chef Mario Batali agreed to a $5.25 million FLSA settlement. The case arose from a number of his New York restaurants, including Babbo, Casa Mono, the Spotted Pig and...
As reported yesterday, the 11th Circuit enjoined Sections 27 and 30 of HB 56. After reading the very short Order, there is not much more to add. The Order, just barely over one page long, has no reasoning or opinion other than ":We conclude that the plaintiffs in these matters have...
Although the 11th Circuit said it would wait until after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Arizona's immigration law to rule on HB56, the Court issued an order blocking 2 more provisions of HB56. According to Al.com the Court blocked the implementation of the sections...
Last week, I gave a presentation for Sterling Educational Services in Huntsville. In attendance were attorneys and HR professionals. The topic was Social Media and the impact it has in the workplace. During my research and preparation, I came across a number of interesting...
I have previously posted about the requirements of the the Poster required by the NLRB, entitled "Notification of Employee Rights". After various delays, the effective date was moved to April 30, 2012. The Rule requires that all employers covered by the NLRA post, in a...
Immigration Update: 11th Circuit says it will not rule until after Supreme Court Decision on Arizona law.
According to AL.com, the 11th Circuit has stated that it will not rule on Alabama HB 56 or Georgia's immigration law until after the United States Supreme Court rules on Arizona's immigration law. Oral argument before the Supreme Court is scheduled for April 25, and I anticipate that the...
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals is hearing oral argument today on Alabama's Immigration law as well as Georgia's Immigration law. The question is when will they issue their written opinions? Some are speculating that it will be after the United States Supreme Court rules on Arizona's...