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HTMLOSHA Redefines Small Business for the Purpose of SHARP Participation
Tressi L. Cordaro; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on February 3, 2015
OSHA is coming under criticism because of changes it has made to its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). The details were outlined in a memorandum to Regional Administrators dated November 24, 2014. However, opponents to the changes are upset because the memorandum was not...

 

HTMLMissouri Federal Court Reminds Employers that Non-Compete Agreements are not Automatically Assignable
Brian J. Christensen; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on March 20, 2015
The United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri has declined to enforce two employment agreements containing non-competition covenants because the employees who signed them had not contemporaneously assented to their assignment when their employer sold its assets to another...

 

HTMLFTC’s Hammer Gets Bigger with LabMD Case
Amy R. Worley; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on January 26, 2015
The on-going fight to hammer out the extent of the Federal Trade Commission’s authority to bring regulatory enforcement actions in data breach cases took another blow last week in LabMD v. FTC. In that case, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit sided with the FTC holding...

 

HTMLNJ Amends Do Not Call Law
Jason C. Gavejian; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015
Last week, New Jersey’s Governor, Chris Christie (R), signed a bill which will allow telemarketing companies to make sales calls to mobile devices when the call is made to a customer with whom an existing relationship exists or in response to the customer’s written request.

 

HTMLCal-OSHA Amendments to Abatement Requirements Effective as of January 1, 2015
Tressi L. Cordaro; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015
Starting January 1, 2015, the process for abatement of California OSHA (“Cal-OSHA”) citations changed. In short, the new law, A.B. 1634, signed by California Governor Jerry Brown in September 2014, prohibits Cal-OSHA (“the Division”) from making penalty modifications to...

 

HTMLOSHA Extends 1910.269 & Subpart V Compliance Dates
Tressi L. Cordaro; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on February 26, 2015
Pursuant to a settlement agreement reached with the Edison Electric Institute (“EEI”), the Utility Line-Clearance Coalition (“ULCC”) and the Tree Care Industry Association (“TCIA”), OSHA has agreed to extend several compliance dates for the new standards on...

 

HTMLAB 2053: Sexual Harassment Training Must Now Include the “Prevention of Abusive Conduct”
Carly B. Plaskin; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on February 5, 2015
AB 2053 went into effect on January 1, 2015, thereby requiring that California employers with 50 or more employees provide training on the “prevention of abusive conduct” along with the sexual harassment training already required by law.

 

HTMLNLRB Division of Advice on Making Unilateral Changes when Employer and Union are at Negotiations Stalemate
Howard M. Bloom, Roger S. Kaplan, Philip B. Rosen; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on February 11, 2015
A unionized employer did not violate the National Labor Relations Act when, after reaching a bargaining impasse with the union, it unilaterally issued a health care proposal that gave it broad discretion to make unilateral changes to certain parts of the health care plan.

 

HTMLState Plans Slowly Adopt New Federal OSHA Reporting Requirements
Tressi L. Cordaro; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on March 4, 2015
Beginning on January 1, 2015, employers in states with Federal OSHA jurisdiction were required to start reporting to OSHA work-related fatalities (that occur within 30 days of the work-related incident) within 8 hours of learning of the fatality, work-related in-patient hospitalizations,...

 

HTMLUnder What Circumstances Can An Employer Restrict Employees from Using Its Email System? The Answer Will Have to Wait
Howard M. Bloom, Philip B. Rosen; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on March 9, 2015
In Purple Communications, the National Labor Relations Board held that, absent “special circumstances” justifying specific restrictions, federal labor law requires employers to permit employees who have been provided access to their employer’s email system to use that system for...

 


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