We've held up the publication of Workplace Week today to report some thrilling news: on the eve of his confirmation hearing, Andrew Puzder has withdrawn from consideration as Labor Secretary! This issue is filled with hot-off-the-presses information about Wednesday afternoon's shocking development--made possible by tireless efforts by workers' rights advocates--to prevent this "worst of the worst" nominee from leading the Department of Labor. Be sure to read Workplace Week, follow our social media channels, and visit the Workplace Fairness website for the latest developments to follow Puzder's withdrawal and the most important news impacting workers rights.
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Many possible factors led to racial discrimination case against Dept. of Corrections, advocate says

PennRecord

Any number of factors could have played into the alleged racial discrimination that resulted in a former Pennsylvania Department of Corrections director of equal employment opportunity’s decision to file a lawsuit against the department and individual defendants, according to Workplace Fairness senior adviser Paula Brantner.

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Trump’s Labor pick hasn’t even had a hearing yet and his confirmation is in serious jeopardy

Casey Quinlan

Workplace Fairness Applauds the Withdrawal of Andrew Puzder’s Nomination for Labor Secretary

Paula Brantner

Working People and Their Unions Rally to Support Members Affected by Travel Ban

Virginia Myers

Groundbreaking Bill in Illinois Would Give Temp Workers Equal Pay and Rights as Direct Hires

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Make American Jobs

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Republican takes aim at your right to know how high CEO pay is compared to typical workers

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Coutard v. Municipal Credit Union

In a case alleging that plaintiff's former employer interfered with and denied his right under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA), 29 U.S.C. section 2601 et seq., to take leave in order to take care of his seriously ill grandfather who, in loco parentis, had raised him as a child, the district court's grant of summary judgment to defendant is vacated where because plaintiff met the eligibility requirements for FMLA leave and requested that leave expressly to care for his seriously ill grandfather, defendant as an employer covered by the FMLA had an obligation to specify any additional information that it needed in order to determine whether plaintiff was entitled to such leave.

February 22, 2017

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