Monthly Archives: November 2010

Paycheck Fairness Act Fails in the Senate

The Senate (which remains Democratic after the election) failed to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act yesterday.  While the Senate had the votes to pass the measure, which passed the House 2 years ago, it lacked enough of a majority to invoke cloture, and shut down a Republican filibuster.  The Republican argument is that this law...
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Genetic Non-Discrimination Regulations Issued

Just about a year ago, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (with the friendly acronym “Gina”) became law.  The law prohibits discrimination based on an employee’s genetic information and, perhaps more importantly, protects against compelled disclosure of the information.  Unlike some laws which are put into place to right many previous wrongs, this one seems to...
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