Employment Newsletter

The Railway Labor Act and Presidential Emergency Boards
Railway Labor Act Overview.

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The Labor Management Reporting And Disclosure Act Election Procedures
Congress passed the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) in 1959 to protect union members from corrupt or unfair internal union practices and procedures. The LMRDA sets forth a number of reporting requirements and establishes a union members’ “bill of rights.” Central to the protections of the LMRDA are rules governing the election of union officials and policymakers.

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Rights of Members of Federal Employee Unions
1n 1959, Congress passed the Labor-Management Relations and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) to protect members of private sector unions. The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (CSRA) and the Foreign Service Act of 1980 establish a number of rights for members of unions representing federal employees. The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS), a division of the Employment Standards Administration of the United States Department of Labor, is tasked with enforcing and administering these provisions, as well as those of the LMRDA. More…

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ADA Disability Discrimination Claims
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prevents employers from making adverse employment decisions based upon the disability of an employee or applicant. If an employee or applicant can perform the essential functions of a job with reasonable accommodation, an employer is not allowed to discriminate against him or her because of that disability. More…

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Privacy – Personnel Files – Collection & Access
One of the major issues surrounding privacy rights is the information gathered and shared by employers. At the top of this list of issues is the maintenance and use of personnel files. Additionally important, however, are workplace practices surrounding polygraph testing, drug testing, computer and telephone monitoring, and interference with personal lifestyle. More…

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