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Legislative Update for the Week of June 20, 2011

Leg Roundup Image 132 by 140.jpgEEOC Holds Panel Discussions on Disparate Treatment in Hiring
On June 22, 2011, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission held a meeting on disparate treatment in hiring, divided into three panel discussions: "Overview of Disparate Treatment in Hiring," "Overview of the EEOC's Litigation," and "Overview of Hiring Discrimination Research & Training." Read the full post here. (June 24)

NLRB to Hold Public Meeting on Proposed Representation Election Rule
The National Labor Relations Board has announced that it will hold one or more public meetings to discuss the controversial proposed changes to the Board's representation election process. Read the full post here. (June 24)

DOL Proposes New Reporting Rules to Expand Reach of "Persuader Activity" Regulation and Narrow the Advice Exemption
On June 20, 2011, the Department of Labor revealed details about its proposed changes for employer and consultant "persuader activity" reporting under the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act. Read the full post here. (June 22)

OSHA Proposes Revisions to Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirement Exemptions
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing to amend certain recordkeeping and reporting requirements by, among other changes, updating the list of low-risk industries that are partially exempt from these requirements. Read the full post here. (June 22)

NLRB Proposes Significant Changes to Election Process
In a move decried by the business community, the NLRB has issued a proposed rule that would dramatically change pre- and post-representation election case procedures. Read the full post here. (June 21)

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