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HTMLPresident Obama Issues Executive Order Aimed at Federal Contractors That Violate Labor Laws
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 11, 2014, previously published on August 7, 2014
The Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order, signed by President Obama and released by the White House on July 31, 2014, is the latest in a series of recent directives on the employment obligations of federal contractors. It requires federal government contractors to disclose labor law...

 

HTML"Ban the Box" in San Francisco: Posting, Reporting and Inquiry Rules for Applicants' and Employees' Criminal Histories Take Effect on August 13, 2014
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 6, 2014, previously published on August 5, 2014
Many employers ask job applicants to check a "box" on a job application to disclose criminal history information. As of August 13, 2014, San Francisco will "ban the box" for private and public employers. The City's Board of Supervisors earlier this year passed the Fair Chance...

 

HTMLCalifornia State Water Resources Control Board Issues Drought Regulations Restricting Certain Water Uses and Ordering Curtailments in Several Watersheds
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Legal Alert/Article
August 4, 2014, previously published on July 30, 2014
According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, California is experiencing severe to exceptional drought conditions. On January 17, 2014, and again on April 25, 2014, California Governor Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown, Jr. issued proclamations regarding the State of Emergency related to the drought. The...

 

HTMLNLRB Deems Micro-Unit an Appropriate Bargaining Unit in Retail Industry
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Legal Alert/Article
August 4, 2014, previously published on August 1, 2014
The National Labor Relations Board (the "Board" or NLRB) recently issued a pair of decisions applying its Specialty Healthcare test to determine if petitioned-for units in two large department stores were appropriate for bargaining purposes. The Board reached different outcomes in these...

 

HTMLCalifornia's Inside Sales Exemption May Be Lost Where Commissions Are Paid on a Monthly or Less Frequent Basis
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 4, 2014, previously published on July 30, 2014
A recent California Supreme Court decision significantly impacts pay practices for commissioned sales employees. On July 14, 2014, the state Supreme Court ruled in Peabody v. Time Warner Cable, Inc. that an employer may not attribute commission wages paid in one pay period to other pay periods in...

 

HTMLPresident Obama Issues Executive Order Barring Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination by Federal Contractors
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 22, 2014
On July 21, 2014, President Obama issued an Executive Order that makes it illegal for federal government contractors to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The Executive Order amends Executive Order 11246, first issued in 1965, which prohibits federal government...

 

HTMLPennsylvania Mechanics' Lien Law Amended, Clarifying Open-End Construction Loan Mortgage Priority
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Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014
On July 9, 2014, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed into law Act 117 of 2014, which amends the Pennsylvania Mechanics' Lien Law (MLL), 49 P.S. 1101, et seq., to provide that a construction loan secured by an open-end mortgage where at least 60 percent of the proceeds are "intended to pay...

 

HTMLGeorgia Supreme Court Affirms Business Judgment Rule
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Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014
The Georgia Supreme Court has, for the first time, affirmed the existence of the business judgment rule in Georgia common law. More specifically, however, the state Supreme Court held that the business judgment rule does not automatically prevent all claims for ordinary negligence against corporate...

 

HTMLFDA Gives Guidance on Compounding for Human Use
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Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 14, 2014
In July 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released five documents containing policies and proposals that affect both traditional compounding pharmacies and outsourcing facilities that compound drugs for human use.

 

HTMLEEOC Issues New Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination
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Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014
On July 14, 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued new guidelines telling employers that refusing to give reasonable accommodations to pregnant workers is illegal under federal law. The guidelines were issued after a 3-2 vote along partisan lines on the commission and were...

 


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