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|New Georgia Law Says Franchisors Generally Not Employers of Franchisees or Franchisees’ Workers|
Jason R. Carruthers, Jonathan J. Spitz, Kathleen M. Tinnerello; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 26, 2016, previously published on May 5, 2016The “Protecting Georgia Small Businesses Act” amends Georgia’s Labor and Industrial Relations Code to provide that neither a franchisee nor a franchisee’s employee is considered an employee of a franchisor for “any purpose.” However, the amendment does not apply...
|Defend Trade Secrets Act Set to Become Law|
Clifford R. Atlas, Peter R. Bulmer, Erik J. Winton; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 18, 2016, previously published on April 28, 2016For the first time, there will be a federal private right of action for misappropriation of trade secrets. The Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”), passed by both houses of Congress, is headed to President Barack Obama for his signature and his office has stated it “strongly...
|Supreme Court: Government Employer’s Incorrect Belief About Employee’s Activity Matters in First Amendment Analysis|
Richard J. Cino, Collin O'Connor Udell, Saranne E. Weimer; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 18, 2016, previously published on April 29, 2016A government employer can violate an employee’s constitutional rights by acting based on incorrect information that, if true, would violate the U.S. Constitution, even though the employee was not actually exercising his or her constitutional rights, the U.S. Supreme Court has held in a 6-2...
|Jersey City Proposes Groundbreaking Minimum Workweek Ordinance|
Jeffrey J. Corradino, Eugene U. Ubawike; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 18, 2016, previously published on April 29, 2016The City of Jersey City, New Jersey, recognizing that building service employees compose “a significant portion” of those who work in the City, is considering an ordinance to establish a minimum 30-hour workweek for them. The measure, launched by City Council President Rolando Lavarro,...
|OSHA, NIOSH Release Joint Guidance on Zika Virus Prevention|
Donna Vetrano Pryor; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 18, 2016, previously published on May 2, 2016Federal government agencies have released interim guidance to provide employers and workers information and advice on preventing occupational exposure to the Zika virus.
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Revises Guidance on Heat and Hot Environments|
Carla J. Gunnin; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 18, 2016, previously published on April 28, 2016In the first revision in 30 years of its criteria document on workers’ exposure to heat and hot environments, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention removed ceiling limit recommendations for acclimatized and un-acclimated...
|Elevated Fine Lacks Justification, Mine Safety Agency Attorney Concedes|
Mark Savit; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 18, 2016, previously published on May 2, 2016A government attorney agreed with opposing counsel that the Mine Safety and Health Administration had not justified a proposed 127 percent increase in fines against an Illinois coal operator. The two sides disagreed, however, on the remedy to correct the situation.
|New Jersey Bill Requires Notification to Employees of Schedule Changes 14 Days in Advance|
Beth L. Braddock, James M. McDonnell; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 18, 2016, previously published on April 27, 2016A bill making its way through the New Jersey legislature provides that an employee may request, and an employer must consider, changes to work hours, work locations, and more consistent work hours, among other terms and conditions of employment, as a matter of right. The employer, in turn, must...
|California’s Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training Requirements Amended|
Edward M. Cherof, Cynthia S. Sandoval; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 12, 2016, previously published on April 20, 2016New California Fair Employment and Housing Act regulations that went into effect April 1, 2016, requiring employers to have a discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and prevention policy also set new benchmarks for mandatory sexual harassment training procedures.
|Opposition to OSHA’s Silica Rule Spurs Rush of Lawsuits|
Avidan Meyerstein; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 12, 2016, previously published on April 21, 2016Labor and business interests have dashed to the courthouse to launch lawsuits against the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new silica standard, underscoring the controversy over the comprehensive health rule.