Ohio-based AFIMAC , a leader in crisis planning and response, is pleased to announce that it has received a 2011 WEBAWARD from the Web Marketing Association. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in web development within one of the industry categories. IMAC’s dynamic and user-friendly new website, http://www.afimac-us.com, was officially launched earlier this year, and provides links to its new social media sites, feeds and blogs.
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Board of Directors has approved a new Grow Ohio Incentive Program (Grow Ohio) in an effort to encourage economic development and job creation in Ohio.
On August 26, 2011, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a rule requiring all employers governed by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), which is most private sector employers, to post an 11×17-inch notice informing workers of their right to join a union. The rule was set to take effect November 14, 2011; however, the NLRB announced on October 5 that the new provision will not take effect until January 31, 2012. The rule exempts “very small employers” from the posting requirement, but which businesses actually qualify for the exemption is not clear. The NLRB cited confusion among businesses as to whether the rule applies to them as the reason for the delay, and intends to use the additional time to educate businesses as to the application of the rule.
The federal agency that brings labor-related complaints on behalf of workers is wading into uncharted legal territory, ruling for the first time in a case about whether a company can legally fire employees for posting critical Facebook comments about a co-worker’s job performance.
The group Judicial Watch said internal emails it received from the National Labor Relations Board under the Freedom of Information Act show the agency is pro union.
Speedier union elections proposed by the National Labor Relations Board would be curbed by legislation from Representative John Kline, a Minnesota Republican who leads the committee that oversees labor policy.
Stuart Appelbaum, an influential union leader in New York City, was in Tunisia last month, advising the fledgling labor movement there, when he received a flurry of phone calls and e-mails alerting him to the rumblings of something back home. Protesters united under a provocative name, Occupy Wall Street, were gathering in a Lower Manhattan park and raising issues long dear to organized labor.
A federal judge fined a Longshore union $250,000 on Friday for its tactics in a Longview labor dispute, and he warned that individual protesters could face their own penalties for future violations of his orders.