Monthly Archives: December 2011

NLRB extends deadline for new poster

The NLRB has pushed back the deadline from January 31, 2012 to April 30, 2012 the deadline to implement the required posting of the Notice of Employee Rights pursuant to the NLRA.  The delay came days after Judge Jackson, the District Court Judge assigned to the case in the D.C. Circuit, stated in oral argument thatRead More

11th Circuit to hear appeal of Alabama’s immigraton law as scheduled

Yesterday, I published a blog entry advising that the State of Alabama had asked the 11th Circuit to stay oral arguments scheduled the last week of February/first week of March to in light of the U.S. Supreme Court agreeing to hear an appeal on Arizona’s immigration law.  Today, the 11th Circuit announced that it would not stayRead More

Things to remember as 2012 rapidly approaches

As we prepare to bring to an end 2011, I want to wish all of you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays, and a Happy and Healthy New Year.  2012 will continue to bring many changes in the employment arena, including the following: Immigration Law: HB 56.  A reminder that any business that has contracts withRead More

IRS announces 2012 standard mileage rates

This past Friday, the IRS announced the standard mileage rates for 2012.  They are as follows:      55.5 cents per mile for business travel.      23 cents per mile for medical or moving purposes.      14 cents per mile in services for charitable organizations. The business rate is unchanged from the 2011 mid year adjustment,Read More

US Supreme Court to hear Arizona immigration law appeal

The US Supreme Court announced today that it will hear arguments on Arizona’s controversial Immigration Bill.  The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals had struck down several provisions of the law, including a provision that makes it a crime not to carry alien registration papers, the provisions that make it a crime for an illegal immigrantRead More

Union elections may get quicker and easier for the unions

The National Labor Relations Board currently consists of 3 members: 2 Democrats and 1 Republican. At the present time, 2 seats are vacant.  The Republican member has threatened to resign so that there would not be a legal quorum, but has not done so.  This past June, the NLRB published proposed amendments, which would makeRead More

Social media posts that get people fired and worse

Tomorrow, I will be speaking at Cumberland Law School’s 18th Annual Employment Law Seminar.  The topic of my speech is "Stupid Is As Stupid Does", which relates to the many stupid things people do on social media that gets them fired, suspended, arrested or is just plain stupid.  Among the many social media snafu’s thatRead More