DOL Announces ‘Bridge to Justice’ Attorney Referral System

December 14, 2010 0 COMMENTS

It may soon be easier for employees to find private legal representation after the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) declines to pursue their Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) or Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) claims. This is thanks to a new collaboration between the WHD and the American Bar Association (ABA) to establish an attorney referral system. Vice President Joe Biden, along with Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, announced this new “Bridge to Justice” program at a Middle Class Task Force event on November 19, 2010.

Starting December 13, 2010, when workers with FLSA or FMLA claims are told that the WHD is not going to pursue their complaints, they may be given a toll-free number to contact the new ABA-Approved Attorney Referral System. If they call this number, they will be referred to ABA-approved attorney referral service providers in their area.

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4 Blogs Featuring Employers Counsel Network Members Named to ABA Blawg 100

December 02, 2009 0 COMMENTS

ABA Journal editors this week selected the popular That’s What She Said blog, Delaware Employment Law Blog, Work Matters, and Tex Parte Blog to be among the top 100 best websites by lawyers.

Now you can vote on your favorites among the Journal’s “Blawg 100.” To cast a total of 10 votes in any of the categories, go to www.abajournal.com/blawg100. Voting ends Dec. 31, 2009.

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