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|MSHA Launches Two New Safety and Health Initiatives|
Henry Chajet; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
August 7, 2015, previously published on August 5, 2015The Mine Safety and Health Administration has introduced a pair of initiatives, one in response to a recent increase in fatalities in the metal/nonmetal (M/NM) sector of mining, and the other following a report by an agency watchdog, which concluded MSHA could do more to address alleged...
|OSHA Moves to Enforce Workplace Violence Incidents in Healthcare|
Nickole C. Winnett; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
August 7, 2015, previously published on August 5, 2015The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s efforts to address workplace violence in the healthcare industry have received a boost from a recent administrative law judge’s decision affirming OSHA citations following an employee’s death at work and, in another case, from an...
|California Supreme Court: Federal Arbitration Act Preempts Plaintiff’s State Rights|
Conor J. Dale, Sherry L. Swieca; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
August 7, 2015, previously published on August 4, 2015An arbitration clause in a consumer agreement was enforceable, including the class action waiver, despite four supposedly one-sided arbitration provisions in the agreement, the California Supreme Court has held. Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Co., LLC, No. S199119 (Aug. 3, 2015). The much-anticipated...
|Connecticut Adds Significant Data Security Mandates for State Contractors, Certain Health Insurance Industry Businesses|
Joseph J. Lazzarotti, Jeffrey M. Schlossberg; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
August 5, 2015, previously published on July 23, 2015Connecticut has amended its breach notification statute to require that covered businesses provide one year of identity theft protection services to persons affected by certain breaches of their personal information.
|Bill in Congress Would Allow Employees to Request Changes to Schedules|
Garen E. Dodge, Punam Sarad; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
August 5, 2015, previously published on July 24, 2015A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would require employers to consider their employees’ requests for changes to their work schedules and to provide more predictable and stable schedules for employees in certain occupations with evidence of unpredictable and unstable scheduling practices....
|Washington High Court: Piece Rate Compensation Alone Does Not Satisfy Rest Break Pay Requirement|
Karen P. Kruse; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
August 5, 2015, previously published on July 23, 2015The Washington Supreme Court has ruled that employers must provide agricultural piece rate workers with extra compensation for their rest periods, rejecting the employer’s argument that its piece rate already included compensation for the required rest periods. Demetrio v. Sakuma Bros. Farms,...
|OSHA Enforcement Directive on HazCom Compliance a Mixed Blessing|
Avidan Meyerstein; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
August 3, 2015, previously published on July 28, 2015A new directive from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on enforcing the agency’s Hazard Communication (HazCom) standard describes requirements that appear to impose new, unforeseen paperwork and compliance burdens on employers even while providing useful clarifications on some...
|New Hawaii Medical Marijuana Law Bars Use in Workplace; Zero Tolerance Policies Still Enforceable|
Andrew L. Pepper, Wayne S. Yoshigai; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
August 3, 2015, previously published on July 24, 2015Closing a gap in Hawaii’s medical marijuana law, a new law sets up a regime of vertically integrated grow facilities and retail dispensing licenses for the delivery of medical marijuana to “cardholders” in Hawaii. The stated intent of the new law, signed by Governor David Ige on...
|Citing ‘Questionable Practices,’ Judge Raises Coal Contractor’s Fine|
Donna Vetrano Pryor; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
August 3, 2015, previously published on July 28, 2015An administrative law judge for the Federal Mine Safety and Health Commission raised a proposed fine against a West Virginia trucking company by nearly $10,000 after questioning the credibility of a company supervisor and its mechanic and determining the firm had either misplaced or destroyed...
|In Shift, Labor Board Requires Employers to Witness Statements|
Howard M. Bloom, Chad P. Richter, Philip B. Rosen; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
August 3, 2015, previously published on July 27, 2015Overturning a 37-year-old precedent, the National Labor Relations Board has decided that witness statements obtained by an employer during an investigation of employee misconduct and requested by a union representative no longer will enjoy special protection from disclosure. American Baptist Homes...