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HTMLCalifornia Expands Fair Pay Act Protections
Jonathan A. Siegel; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 22, 2015, previously published on October 13, 2015
Requiring employers to prove an employee’s higher pay is determined on factors other than gender and allowing workers to sue if they are paid less than co-workers of a different gender with different job titles doing “substantially similar” work highlight California’s...

 

HTMLChange in Georgia’s First Offender Act Facilitating Employment to be Applied Retroactively
Emily S. Borna, Todd Van Dyke; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 22, 2015, previously published on October 13, 2015
Legislation overhauling Georgia’s probation system also affects Georgia’s First Offender Act (“GFOA”) (O.C.G.A. § 42-8-60 et seq.), which protects certain criminal defendants from being disqualified from consideration for employment based on their criminal record.

 

HTMLCalifornia Meal Period Waivers Continue for Health Care Workers under New Law
Bradley W. Kampas; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 22, 2015, previously published on October 12, 2015
Responding to a California Court of Appeal decision disallowing a wage order provision permitting a waiver of certain meal periods for employees in the health care industry as conflicting with state statute, California has enacted legislation confirming that health care employee meal period waiver...

 

HTMLNIOSH Seeks Comment on Research Plan for Oil and Gas Industry
Tressi L. Cordaro; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 22, 2015, previously published on October 7, 2015
Triggered by an annual fatality rate among oil and gas exploration and production workers that for years was seven times the average for all U.S. workers, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has put together a draft strategic 10-year research plan to address the issue...

 

HTMLClass Actions in the Balance: U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in ‘Pick-Off’ Case
Jeffrey W. Brecher; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 22, 2015, previously published on October 15, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Campbell-Ewald Company v. Gomez, No. 14-857, a case that could significantly affect the viability of class action litigation, particularly wage and hour class actions, though the case pending before the Court arises under the Telephone Consumer...

 

HTMLSurface Transportation Board Backs Railroad’s Denial of Service during Labor Dispute
Henry Chajet; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 22, 2015, previously published on October 13, 2015
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has denied a petition by a Texas metal producer that, if approved, would have forced the Union Pacific Railroad Co. (UP) to restore rail service at the producer’s plant in the midst of an employee lockout. The STB is an economic and adjudicatory body...

 

HTMLCity of St. Louis Raises Minimum Wage, Imposes Notice Requirement
Carrie L. Kinsella, Jessica L. Liss; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 22, 2015, previously published on October 14, 2015
Effective October 15, 2015, the minimum wage for employees working in St. Louis will increase to $8.25 per hour from the state minimum of $7.65 per hour pursuant to St. Louis City Ordinance 70078, which was passed on August 28, 2015.

 

HTMLSouth Carolina Jury Awards Employee $868,000 for Breach of an Oral Promise
William Robert Gignilliat, Andreas N. Satterfield; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 22, 2015, previously published on October 14, 2015
A jury has returned an $868,000 verdict for an employee’s wrongful termination in an unusual case illustrating what “not to do” when discharging an employee. The verdict is believed to be one of the largest ever in South Carolina involving breach of an oral promise. Parker v. The...

 

HTMLComplex OSHA Inspections to Get More Attention under New ‘Enforcement Weighting System’
Bradford T. Hammock; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 22, 2015, previously published on October 13, 2015
The number of process safety management compliance inspections at oil refineries and chemical plants, as well as inspections involving workplace violence and ergonomics, are likely to increase under a new inspection strategy launched October 1 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

 

HTMLGeorgia Garnishment Ruling Modified by Judge, No Longer Applies to Wages
Justin R. Barnes, Erin Krinsky, Todd Van Dyke; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 21, 2015, previously published on October 9, 2015
Revising his September 8 decision that Georgia’s garnishment statute is unconstitutional, U.S. District Judge Marvin H. Shoob has issued an order stating that his ruling does not apply to wage garnishment cases filed against a judgment debtor’s employer. Strickland v. Alexander, No....

 


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