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07/05/12

The NLRB signals shift in enforcement focus to non-unionized workplaces

Debate surrounding the budget repair bill kept Wisconsin’s public sector unions in the headlines for much of the past year. Although less publicized here in Wisconsin, things have not been quiet in the private sector, either. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the federal agency charged with enforcement of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), recently promulgated a rule that would require all employers to post a notice in a “conspicuous place” advising employees of their rights under the NLRA.

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05/24/12

Wage discrimination against women still unlawful: Dispelling myths about Wisconsin Act 219

Wisconsin is no stranger to the political spotlight. Elections and recall efforts have garnered national attention and given rise to a seemingly endless stream of political advertisements. One of the issues dominating the headlines in recent weeks is the enactment of Wisconsin Act 219, which repeals the Equal Pay Enforcement Act. As is often the case, however, the political debate surrounding Act 219 has largely overshadowed the substance of the act itself. Putting politics aside, this post summarizes the background of Act 219 and the details of the new law in an effort to dispel some of the myths and misconceptions.

Posted at 06:12 AM | Permalink | Comments: 1

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Annie Raupp is an associate in the Green Bay office of Godfrey & Kahn and is a member of both the Labor and Employment and Litigation practice groups.

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