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HTMLMinnesota Passes Minimum Wage Increases
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 21, 2014, previously published on April 16, 2014
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has signed a law increasing the minimum wage in Minnesota to $9.50 an hour by 2016. The first of three increases will be effective August 1, 2014.

 

HTMLNLRB Acting GC Lacked Authority to Serve, But Still had Authority to Act, Court Says
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 10, 2014, previously published on April 4, 2014
Former National Labor Relations Board Acting General Counsel, Lafe Solomon, lacked authority to continue serving in that capacity after President Barack Obama nominated him for the General Counsel position early in 2011, the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska has held. Hooks v....

 

HTMLIRS Issues New Guidance on Treatment of Same-Sex Couples Post-Windsor to Qualified Retirement Plan Sponsors
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 10, 2014, previously published on April 8, 2014
The IRS has issued Notice 2014-19 and a set of Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”), providing new guidance to sponsors and administrators of qualified retirement plans on the treatment of same-sex couples following the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v....

 

HTMLSupervisor’s Conduct Supported Same-Sex Harassment Claim, California Court Rules
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 10, 2014, previously published on April 3, 2014
Finding an intern had produced sufficient evidence for a reasonable jury to conclude his supervisor engaged in a pervasive pattern of harassing conduct “because of sex,” including numerous gifts, frequent lunch purchases, along with sexual jokes and displays of pornographic computer...

 

HTMLNevada Arbitration Clauses May Need Affirmative Agreement
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 3, 2014, previously published on April 2, 2014
Nevada has amended its law to require that any agreement containing an arbitration clause include “specific authorization for the provision which indicates that the person has affirmatively agreed to the provision.” An arbitration clause that fails to include such an authorization is...

 

HTMLMaryland to Ban Discrimination on Basis of Gender Identity
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 1, 2014, previously published on March 28, 2014
The Maryland House of Delegates has approved a bill banning discrimination on the basis of gender identity, positioning Maryland to join 17 other states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico in providing protections from unlawful discrimination to employees based on gender identity. The...

 

HTMLU.S. Supreme Court Upholds Long-Standing Tax Treatment of Severance Pay
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 1, 2014, previously published on March 25, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court has held unanimously that severance compensation paid to involuntarily terminated employees is taxable wages subject to FICA (Social Security and Medicare) taxes, sustaining the long-standing position of the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Tax Court and several Federal...

 

HTMLArbitration Agreement Enforceable, Except as to Unpaid Wage Claim, California Court Rules
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 1, 2014, previously published on March 27, 2014
Even though American Arbitration Association rules were not attached to an arbitration agreement and the agreement did not expressly provide for discovery, the California Court of Appeal has found a former employee’s arbitration agreement with his employer was valid and reversed the trial...

 

HTMLNew Mexico Mandates Human Trafficking Poster for Employers
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 1, 2014, previously published on March 26, 2014
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez approved a law requiring employers to post a notice containing information about the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline. The new law, H.B. 181, unanimously passed by both legislative chambers, becomes effective July 1, 2014.

 

HTMLMessages on Government Officials’ Personal Devices and Private Accounts Not Subject to California Public Records Act
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 1, 2014, previously published on March 31, 2014
City of San Jose public officials’ communications sent and received on their personal electronic devices using private accounts need not be disclosed as they are not public records under the California Public Records Act (“CPRA”), the California Court of Appeal has ruled...

 


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