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HTMLNewark, New Jersey Enacts Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2014, previously published on February 26, 2014
The City of Newark has passed a “paid sick leave” ordinance mandating that all private employers in the City provide employees with paid sick time. Newark joins Jersey City as the only cities in New Jersey to enact such legislation and the eighth city nationwide to do so.

 

HTMLExpert Testimony Not Required for Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress Claim, Tennessee Court Rules
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2014, previously published on February 26, 2014
In an action for negligent infliction of emotional distress and retaliatory discharge under Tennessee law, an employee is not required to offer expert testimony to prove the negligent infliction claim because it was “parasitic” to her retaliatory discharge claim, rather than a...

 

HTMLSan Francisco Enacts ‘Ban the Box’ Law
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2014, previously published on February 26, 2014
Private sector employers in the City of San Francisco will have to comply with new “ban the box” legislation restricting questions about applicants’ criminal records on applications for employment and during job interviews.

 

HTMLNew York Legislative Developments
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2014, previously published on February 21, 2014
New York State has enacted new compliance obligations for non-profit employers, transporters of commercial goods, and health care employers.

 

HTMLFederal Safety and Health Agency Releases Rules on Food Safety Whistleblower Claims
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2014, previously published on February 24, 2014
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued interim final rules for handling employment retaliation complaints under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that will make it more difficult for employers to defend themselves against food safety-related whistleblower claims....

 

HTMLOSHA Targets Communications Tower Industry: Promise to Focus on Contractor Oversight Could Affect Employers in Many Industries
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2014, previously published on February 13, 2014
U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has warned companies involved in the telecommunications tower industry that OSHA sees “an alarming increase in worker deaths” in the industry and will step up its enforcement efforts. All companies involved in tower construction,...

 

HTMLPresident Obama Signs Executive Order Raising Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2014, previously published on February 12, 2014
Following through on his State of the Union pledge, President Barack Obama has signed an Executive Order raising the minimum wage for workers on new federal contracts to $10.10 per hour. (See our article, President Obama to Raise Minimum Wage for Federal Contracts.)

 

HTMLPleadings for Underfunded Contract under State Law Must be Sufficiently Detailed, California Court Rules
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2014, previously published on February 13, 2014
Section 2810 of the California Labor Code prohibits businesses from entering into contracts for certain services, such as security and janitorial services, where the contracting party “knows or should know” the contract does not include enough funds to allow the contractor to comply...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Rules Don, Doff Time Not Compensable under Workers’ Collective Bargaining Agreement
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 14, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court has held unanimously that employees need not be paid under the Fair Labor Standards Act for their pre-shift and post-shift donning and doffing of clothing required for work where the employer and the workers’ union have agreed in a collective bargaining agreement that...

 

HTMLRelief from Indiana Wage Payment and Wage Deduction Statutes May Be in Sight
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 12, 2014, previously published on February 10, 2014
Indiana Wage Payment Statute - House Bill 1126 - Under the Indiana Wage Payment Statute, an employee claiming he or she is owed wages may seek treble damages (three times the amount of wages owed) plus attorneys’ fees. An award of treble damages and fees is automatic if the employee prevails,...

 


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