Susan Schoenfeld, JD, is a Senior Legal Editor for BLR’s human resources and employment law publications. Ms. Schoenfeld has practiced in the area of employment litigation and counseling, covering topics such as disability discrimination, wrongful discharge, and sexual harassment. She provided training and counseling to corporate clients and litigated cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals, state court, and at the U.S. Department of Labor. Prior to private practice, Ms. Schoenfeld was an attorney with the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) in Washington, D.C., where she advised federal agencies, drafted regulations, conducted inspector training courses, and litigated cases for DOL. Ms. Schoenfeld received her undergraduate degree, cum laude, with honors, from Union College, and her law degree from the National Law Center at George Washington University.
Interview: Susan was quoted in a NBCNews.com article on the topic of the reasons why nonvoters don't make it to the polls on Election Day.
Video: Watch Susan's recent video on FMLA recertification requests.
The U.S. Department of Labor has proposed regulations to revise the definition of spouse under the federal FMLA in light of the United States Supreme Court’s June 2013 decision in United States v. Windsor. The Windsor decision found Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which generally limited the definitions of 'marriage' and 'spouse' to opposite-sex marriages and spouses, to be unconstitutional.
What does 3-time Pulitzer Prize winner and author Thomas Friedman recommend HR professionals do to survive the current and future job market? Always think like a new immigrant, says Friedman. Everyone is new to the hyper-connected world. There are no legacy spots in business anymore, so everyone must look for opportunities and pursue them in ways unlike anyone else.
VEVRAA's final regulations, effective March 24, 2014, establish a hiring "benchmark" for protected veterans set by the OFCCP each year and applicable to the contractor's establishment as a whole.
Many contractors and subcontractors have until January 1, 2015, to comply with certain provisions of OFCCP’s final rules regarding veterans and individuals with disabilities. However, other contractors are subject to an earlier deadline.
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