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Employment Law Newsletter

Important News from OSHA and the Social Security Administration

Date Published: 2011-04-26 Author: Christina Harris Schwinn OSHA’S Fall Protection Directive Affects Residential Construction Contractors To the chagrin of the National Roofing Contractors Association, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit rejected its challenge to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (“OSHA”) December 2010 Directive

Discrimination Charges Filed With The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Hit Record High in Fiscal Year 2010

Date Published: 2011-03-01 Author: Christina Harris Schwinn The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently reported that the number of charges filed under the discrimination statutes that it is charged with enforcing during its fiscal year 2010 reached the highest level in its history with 99,922 charges of

Changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act Effective January 1, 2009

Date Published: 2009-06-30 Author: Christina Harris Schwinn When the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (effective 1992) passed, Congress intended the Act to “provide a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities” and “to provide broad coverage in order