Document(s) published by this organization: 242
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|DOL Nullifies Use of Employer-Provided Wage Surveys in H-2B Program|
Otieno Ombok; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
January 30, 2015, previously published on December 11, 2014Calling the Department of Labor regulations authorizing employers to use employer-provided wage surveys for prevailing wage determinations (PWDs) for H-2B workers arbitrary and capricious, and finding that they violate of the Administrative Procedure Act, the U.S. court of appeals in Philadelphia...
|Law Professors’ Letter Advocate that Executive Authority to Extend Deportation Deferrals|
Nicola Prall; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
January 30, 2015, previously published on December 5, 2014On December 3, 2014, NBC News reportedly obtained a November 3 letter written by Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Stephen Legomsky, Hiroshi Motomura, and Michael Olivas - four distinguished immigration law professors. The professors did not take a position on who should be included in the President's...
|Governor Brown Appoints New Leaders to the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing|
Kyle C. Worrell; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
January 29, 2015, previously published on January 6, 2015On December 29, 2014, Governor Edmond G. Brown announced the appointments of Kevin Kish as the new Director and Joan Keegan as the new Chief Deputy Director for the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH).
|Not All Supervisor Misconduct Violates Public Policy Sufficiently to Support Whistleblowing Claims|
Mitchell Boomer, Stephanie T. Yang; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
January 29, 2015, previously published on December 8, 2014On December 1, 2014, in Ferrick v. Santa Clara University (H040252), the California Court of Appeal rejected a university employee's attempt to support her wrongful termination claim with allegations of embezzlement, tax evasion, or other alleged improprieties in public financing and real estate...
|California Appellate Court Holds that Federal Law Does Not Preempt California’s Meal and Rest Break Requirements for Truck Drivers|
Adam Y. Siegel, William Weiner; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
January 29, 2015, previously published on November 18, 2014On October 28, 2014, a California Court of Appeal held that the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994 ("FAAAA") does not preempt California's meal and rest break requirements as applied to motor carriers.[Godfrey v. Oakland Port Services Corp. (Cal. App. Ct. Oct. 28,...
|Los Angeles Minimum Wage Increase for Hotel Workers May Have Far Reaching Implications|
Lisa Barnett Sween; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
January 29, 2015, previously published on December 17, 2014On December 16, 2014, the American Hotel & Lodging Association and the Asian American Hotel Owners Association filed suit in federal court seeking to enjoin the City of Los Angeles from implementing the new Hotel Workers Act, which would put in place one of the nation's highest minimum wages,...
|Security Screening Time Need Not Be Paid, SCOTUS Rules - Expect California Law to Differ|
Robert M. Pattison; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
January 29, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014Waiting to go through a security screening and then being screened is not compensable time under federal wage-hour law, the U.S. Supreme Court decided in a case issued. But don't expect California courts to interpret California law in the same way.
|San Francisco Enacts So-Called "Retail Workers' Bill of Rights"|
Dylan B. Carp; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
January 29, 2015, previously published on December 10, 2014San Francisco has enacted an ordinance designed to require large retail chains to provide more predictability to their workers. The ordinance, entitled the "Predictable Scheduling and Fair Treatment for Formula Retail Employees Ordinance," will become operative on July 5, 2015. You can...
|Justice Department Announces Recovery of Nearly $6 Billion From False Claims Act Cases in Fiscal Year 2014|
Michael Bertoncini; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
January 28, 2015, previously published on December 5, 2014The Justice Department announced that it secured a record $5.69 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud against the government in the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014 (“FY2014”). This marks the first time the Justice Department recovered more than $5...
|OFCCP Posts FAQs Addressing Submission of Compensation Data in Compliance Reviews|
Laura A. Mitchell; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
January 28, 2015, previously published on November 18, 2014One of the biggest changes to OFCCP's recently revised scheduling letter is the requirement that employers must now submit employee-level pay data at the outset of an OFCCP audit. As the Agency puts 2,500 establishments on notice of upcoming audits, and in response to contractor questions and...