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|Two District of Columbia Agencies Will Enforce New Protections for Pregnant Workers|
Alta M. Ray, Teresa Burke Wright; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
June 8, 2015, previously published on June 3, 2015The District of Columbia Office of Human Rights (OHR) and the District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) announced on June 1, 2015, a joint effort to investigate and enforce the Protecting Pregnant Workers Fairness Act of 2014 (“PPWFA” or “Act”). An...
|Illinois’ Cook County Ordinance Restricts Credit History Use|
Kathryn Montgomery Moran, Jason A. Selvey; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
June 8, 2015, previously published on June 2, 2015An amendment to Cook County’s Human Rights Ordinance, with certain exceptions, broadly prohibits employers from using credit histories or reports in making employment decisions. Cook County is the most populous county in Illinois and the one in which Chicago is situated.
|Connecticut May Require Business to Offer Identify Theft Protection Services Following a Data Breach|
Joseph J. Lazzarotti; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
June 8, 2015, previously published on June 3, 2015Following other states that have toughened their data breach notification laws, Connecticut is about to amend its law to require that businesses provide one year of identity-theft protection for persons affected by a data breach, among other things.
|‘Blacklisting’ Rules for Government Contractors Proposed by Federal Agencies under Executive Order|
Garen E. Dodge, Samia M. Kirmani, Laura A. Mitchell, Mickey Silberman, Leslie A. Stout-Tabackman; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
June 2, 2015, previously published on May 29, 2015Implementing President Barack Obama’s “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order (E.O. 13673), often called the “Blacklisting” or “Bad Actors” executive order, the U.S. Department of Labor has issued proposed guidance (“DOL Guidance”) and...
|Connecticut Enacts Personal Social Media Protection; Oregon Poised to Add Twist to Its Law|
Joseph J. Lazzarotti; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
June 1, 2015, previously published on May 28, 2015Connecticut has become the 21st state to enact a law limiting an employer’s ability to access the personal social media accounts of job applicants and employees. The new law (Public Act 15-6), signed by Governor Dannel P. Malloy on May 19, 2015, will become effective on October 1, 2015, and...
|ERISA Fiduciaries have Ongoing Duty to Monitor Trust Investments, U.S. Supreme Court Rules|
William H. Payne, Charles F. Seemann, René E. Thorne; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 29, 2015, previously published on May 19, 2015Plan fiduciaries have a continuing duty to monitor investments offered under a 401(k) plan, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a unanimous decision. Tibble v. Edison International, No. 13-550 (May 18, 2015).
|Federal Contractors Must Continue to Post Notice of Labor Rights, Court Holds|
Philip B. Rosen, Mickey Silberman; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 25, 2015, previously published on May 14, 2015A federal district court in Washington, D.C. has rejected a constitutional challenge by the National Association of Manufacturers and Virginia Manufacturers Association to President Barack Obama’s 2010 Executive Order requiring certain federal contractors to post a “Notification of...
|House Democrats Signal Willingness to Compromise on MSHA Subpoena Authority|
Henry Chajet, Bradford T. Hammock, Mark Savit; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 20, 2015, previously published on May 15, 2015Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives want to hand subpoena authority to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, and appear willing to try to pass mine safety amendments to reach a bargain.
|Fourth Circuit Sets Employee-Friendly Standard for Title VII Retaliation Claims|
Matthew F. Nieman, Jeremy S. Schneider; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 20, 2015, previously published on May 15, 2015A former waitress’s hostile work environment and retaliation claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act against the employer should go to a jury, the Richmond-based federal appellate court has ruled in a decision that sets a more employee-friendly standard for such claims. Boyer-Liberto...
|Nebraska to Require Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnant Workers|
Timothy D. Loudon, Chad P. Richter; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 15, 2015, previously published on May 12, 2015This new law, signed April 13, 2015, will take effect in September, three months following adjournment of the 104th legislative session, which is currently scheduled to conclude on June 5, 2015.