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|Puerto Rico Supreme Court: Former Exec Cannot Sue Individual Board Members for Breach of Employment Contract|
Maralyssa Álvarez-Sánchez; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 28, 2015, previously published on July 17, 2015A former employee cannot sue individual members of a corporation’s board of directors for breach of an employment contract and negligence in execution of fiduciary duties, where: 1) the individual board members are not parties to the employment contract; and 2) the employee and his relatives...
|North Carolina Reinforces Property Protection Law, Giving Employers Right to Sue|
Ted Nick Kazaglis, Joshua M. Krasner; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 27, 2015, previously published on July 16, 2015The protection of property, be it patient records, financial information, consumer data, merchandise, or intellectual property, is a serious issue for North Carolina companies of all sizes. Beginning on January 1, 2016, North Carolina employers will be able to recover monetary damages resulting...
|Amendments to California Paid Sick Leave Law Effective|
Cynthia L. Filla, Susan E. Groff, Jonathan A. Siegel; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 15, 2015, previously published on July 14, 2015Significant amendments to California’s Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014, also known as the California Paid Sick Leave Law, went into effect immediately upon Governor Jerry Brown’s signature on Assembly Bill no. 304 on July 13, 2015.
|Hawaii Bans Non-Compete and Non-Solicit Clause in High-Tech Employment|
Andrew L. Pepper, Wayne S. Yoshigai; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 14, 2015, previously published on July 10, 2015Departing from the state’s normally pro-employer laws and judicial attitudes regarding non-compete covenants, a new law bars high-tech companies in Hawaii from requiring their employees to enter into “non-compete” and “non-solicit” agreements as a condition of...
|Oregon Legislative Update|
April Upchurch Olsen, Sarah J. Ryan; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 14, 2015, previously published on July 13, 2015Oregon employers must comply with new laws signed by Governor Kate Brown mandating the provision of sick leave benefits, prohibiting inquiring into or considering an applicant’s criminal conviction history on an employment application form or prior to an interview, limiting non-competition...
|New Texas Law Says Franchisors Generally Not Employers of Franchisees’ Workers|
Kristin L. Bauer, Philip B. Rosen; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 14, 2015, previously published on July 13, 2015The Texas Labor Code has been amended to provide that a franchisor is not considered an employer for claims related to employment discrimination, wage payment, the Texas Minimum Wage Act, and the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act, among other laws. According to S.B. 652, this is so unless the...
|Oregon Governor Signs ‘Ban the Box’ Legislation|
Heidi Guettler; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 13, 2015, previously published on July 7, 2015Legislation restricting employers from inquiring about an applicant’s criminal background during the initial stages of the application process has been signed into law by Governor Kate Brown on June 26, 2015. The “Ban the Box” law, H.B. 3025, will take effect on January 1, 2016.
|New York City Enacts Ban-the-Box Legislation|
Ellen M. Bandel, Susan M. Corcoran, Richard I. Greenberg, Daniel J. Jacobs, Christopher M. Valentino; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 10, 2015, previously published on July 2, 2015New York City has adopted an ordinance restricting when employer inquiries about applicants’ criminal histories may be made during the application process and imposing significant obligations on employers who intend to take action based on such information.
|OSHA Adopts Expanded Enforcement against Hospitals, Nursing Homes, and Residential Care Facilities|
Carla J. Gunnin, Avidan Meyerstein, Alka Ramchandani, Nickole C. Winnett; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 7, 2015, previously published on July 2, 2015The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced a new and stricter enforcement policy for the healthcare industry, promising to crack down on the most common hazards in hospitals, nursing homes, and residential care facilities. The new federal enforcement policy, which OSHA expects...
|U.S. Department of Labor Proposes to Restrict Scope of FLSA ‘White-Collar’ Overtime Exemptions|
Paul DeCamp, Richard I. Greenberg, Craig S. Roberts; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 3, 2015, previously published on June 30, 2015After more than 15 months of waiting, the U.S. Department of Labor has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) announcing the Department’s intention to shrink dramatically the pool of employees who qualify for exempt status under the Fair Labor Standards Act.