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HTMLOSHA and NIOSH Issue Hazard Alert on Worker Exposure to Crystalline Silica
Nickole C. Winnett; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on February 23, 2015
OSHA first announced its proposed rule on Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica in August 2013 and concluded public hearings on the proposed rule in April 2014. In spite of this ongoing intense rulemaking on occupational exposure to crystalline silica, OSHA and NIOSH published a Hazard Alert...

 

HTMLNew York Attorney General Seeks Stonger Data Breach Notification Law and Data Security Safeguards
Joseph J. Lazzarotti, Jeffrey M. Schlossberg; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on January 29, 2015
Earlier this month, the New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced a legislative proposal that would strengthen protections for private information by expanding the state’s breach notification law to cover e-mails, passwords and health data, require companies to implement data...

 

HTMLNLRB General Counsel Fails to Extend Weingarten Rights to Search of Company Vehicles
Howard M. Bloom, Ian B. Bogaty, Philip B. Rosen; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on March 9, 2015
A unionized employer may search a company vehicle without affording the employee who uses the vehicle an opportunity to exercise his “Weingarten rights” to have a union representative present during the search, according to an Advice Memorandum from the Office of the General Counsel of...

 

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...

 

HTMLThere’s Still Time to Comment on OFCCP’s Proposed Sex Discrimination Rules
Mickey Silberman; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on March 23, 2015
OFCCP published its long-awaited Sex Discrimination Rules amidst a lot of other activity vying for our attention. Maybe you’ve not had the chance to review them (yet). But you’ve still got time. The public comment period is open until Tuesday March 31, 2015 - let your voice be heard.

 

HTMLFormer Employee in Louisiana Bites Back, Files Suit Against Employer for Threatening to Enforce Non-Compete
Susan F. Desmond; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on February 5, 2015
Louisiana has strict requirements for enforcement of non-compete agreements which are not “favored” in the Pelican state. In a recent case, Boudreaux v. OS Restaurant Services, LLC, a former employee in Louisiana preemptively filed a lawsuit claiming a violation of Louisiana’s...

 

HTMLCompany Pays For Taking Short Cuts to Start New Business
Martin W. Aron, Joseph C. Toris; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on March 6, 2015
A New Jersey state court judge has allowed a $10 million jury verdict to stand in favor of biotech firm GenScript USA in its trade secret and employee piracy claims against competitor, Genewiz, Inc. In October 2014, the jury had entered a multi-million dollar verdict in GenScript’s favor...

 

HTMLEmployer Could Not Establish Sufficient Evidence to Prove Employee Signed an Arbitration Agreement through an Electronic Signature
Kyle C. Worrell; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on January 23, 2015
A new case from the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Two, Ruiz v. Moss Bros. Auto Group, Inc., was certified for publication on December 23, 2014, and addresses an area of interest for many employers - electronic signatures on arbitration agreements. Employers must...

 

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 Announces “Concrete Steps” for IoT Privacy and Security
Joseph J. Lazzarotti; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on January 28, 2015
As the vast array of internet-connected devices mushrooms, and technologies permit those devices to communicate with one another, calls for privacy and security can be heard. On the heels of a recent victory in the ongoing LabMD case, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced yesterday...

 


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