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HTMLNew Model COBRA Notices Should be Used by Employers
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 19, 2014, previously published on May 12, 2014
The Department of Labor has published a new model general COBRA notice and a new model election COBRA notice. The new model notices reflect that coverage is available in the public health insurance exchanges, i.e., the “Marketplace,” and include information on special enrollment rights...

 

HTMLFlorida Supreme Court Rules Florida Civil Rights Act Bars Pregnancy Discrimination
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 12, 2014, previously published on May 7, 2014
The Florida Civil Rights Act’s ban on discrimination based on gender can cover claims of pregnancy discrimination, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled, resolving a conflict among the appellate courts in the state. Delva v. The Continental Group, Inc., No. SC12-231 (Fla. Apr. 14, 2014).

 

HTMLEligibility of University Football Players for Union Representation Expected to be Hotly Contested
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 8, 2014, previously published on May 1, 2014
Whether Northwestern University’s grant-in-aid scholarship football players are eligible as employees for union representation under the National Labor Relations Act will be decided by the National Labor Relations Board. In granting the University’s “Request for Review” of...

 

HTMLNLRB Considers Allowing Employees to Use Employers’ Electronic Communications Systems for Protected Activity
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 7, 2014, previously published on May 5, 2014
At the urging of the National Labor Relations Board’s General Counsel and the Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO (“CWA”), the Board may be reconsidering whether workers should have a right to use employer e-mail and electronic communications systems during union organizing...

 

HTMLPolicy Restricting Employees from Discussing Wage Info with Outsiders Ruled Unlawful
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 28, 2014, previously published on April 24, 2014
The National Labor Relations Board correctly found a company’s confidentiality policy that could be interpreted to restrict employees’ dissemination of information about compensation, among other things, to individuals outside the company, violated the National Labor Relations Act,...

 

HTMLEmployer Must Prove Physical Presence in Workplace is Essential Function, Sixth Circuit Rules
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 28, 2014, previously published on April 24, 2014
Likely making it easier for employees to telecommute from home as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2-1, has determined that “attendance” is no longer synonymous with physical presence in the workplace. EEOC v....

 

HTMLGeorgia Employers Can Still Ban Guns on Private Premises Despite New ‘Guns Everywhere Law’
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 28, 2014, previously published on April 24, 2014
Under the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014, government buildings, schools, churches, and bars are no long excluded from the list of places where licensed persons may legally carry firearms. Signed on April 23, 2014, by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, the new law, House Bill 60 (also known as the...

 

HTMLFitness-for-Duty Exam Permitted under Federal FMLA after Employee Restored to Job, California Court Rules
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 28, 2014, previously published on April 22, 2014
An employer did not violate the federal Family and Medical Leave Act by requiring an employee to undergo a fitness-for-duty evaluation after it had restored her to her position following a medical leave of absence for psychological issues, the California Court of Appeal has ruled. White v. County...

 

HTMLTennessee Employment Litigation Reform Bill Heads for Governor’s Desk
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 28, 2014, previously published on April 22, 2014
Business-friendly Tennessee, known for its low business taxes and minimal red tape, is on track to be even friendlier if Governor Bill Haslam signs a bill removing liability for employment discrimination from individual supervisors or agents under the Tennessee Human Rights Act and limiting...

 

HTMLEmployer Must Bargain with Union over Requirement to Sign Interview Notes, NLRB Rules
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 28, 2014, previously published on April 24, 2014
The National Labor Relations Board has found an employer’s unilateral implementation of a requirement that employees represented by a union sign the notes taken by a management representative during an investigative interview attesting to their veracity violates the National Labor Relations...

 


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