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HTMLStudent Assistants Win Right to Unionize at Private Colleges and Universities
Michael R. Bertoncini, Thomas Dorer, Philip B. Rosen; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 6, 2016, previously published on August 26, 2016
Reversing longstanding precedent, the National Labor Relations Board has ruled that students “who have a common-law employment relationship with their university are statutory employees under the [National Labor Relations] Act.” Columbia University, 364 NLRB No. 90 (Aug. 23, 2016).

 

HTMLIllinois Freedom to Work Act: One State’s Reaction to Overreaching Non-Compete Agreements
Peter R. Bulmer; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 6, 2016, previously published on August 25, 2016
In an effort to address possible overuse of non-compete agreements by certain employers, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has signed into law the Illinois Freedom to Work Act. The Act prohibits private sector employers from entering into non-compete restrictions with “low-wage employees”...

 

HTMLOSHA Tests New Program to Expedite Whistleblower Claims
Nickole C. Winnett; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 6, 2016, previously published on August 25, 2016
In an effort to speed up claims under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Whistleblower Protection Program, the Labor Department’s San Francisco region has launched a new process, called the “Expedited Case Processing Pilot.” Under the new process, OSHA may...

 

HTMLNew Illinois Employee Sick Leave Act Mandates Greater Flexibility on Use of Leave Benefits
Jody Kahn Mason, Kathryn Montgomery Moran; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 6, 2016, previously published on August 26, 2016
The Illinois Employee Sick Leave Act (Public Act 99-0841) requires Illinois employers who provide personal sick leave benefits to their employees to allow employees to take such leave for absences due to the illness, injury, or medical appointment of the employee’s child, spouse, sibling,...

 

HTMLDOL and FAR Council Publish Final ‘Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces’ Rules for Government Contractors
Laura A. Mitchell, Mickey Silberman, Leslie A. Stout-Tabackman; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 6, 2016, previously published on August 25, 2016
The U.S. Department of Labor and the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (“FAR”) Council have published the highly-anticipated final guidance and regulations implementing President Barack Obama’s “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order (E.O. 13673), often called the...

 

HTMLCourt Dismisses on Religious Freedom Grounds EEOC’s Title VII Suit on Behalf of Fired Transgender Employee
Paul A. Patten, Michelle E. Phillips; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 2, 2016, previously published on August 22, 2016
Finding the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission failed to accommodate the religious beliefs of a funeral home’s owner who fired a transgender employee under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a federal district court has dismissed the Commission’s discrimination lawsuit brought...

 

HTMLMassachusetts Enacts Transgender Restroom Law
Samia M. Kirmani, Michelle E. Phillips; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 2, 2016, previously published on August 19, 2016
Massachusetts has taken another step in protecting those who do not identify with the sex they were assigned at birth. Effective October 1, 2016, individuals will have the legal right to use restrooms, changing rooms, and locker rooms that correspond to their gender identity, regardless of their...

 

HTMLMassachusetts Amends Blue Laws to Allow for Operations of Warehouses on Sundays and Holidays
Brian E. Lewis; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 2, 2016, previously published on August 19, 2016
Warehouses and delivery centers in Massachusetts can be opened on Sundays and holidays under a provision in the new economic development law amending the state’s “blue laws.” The Massachusetts blue laws, with a list of 55 exceptions, restrict certain commercial activities on...

 

HTMLWisconsin Court Finds Anti-Poaching Agreements to be Unenforceable
Clifford R. Atlas, Sharon Mollman Elliott; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 2, 2016, previously published on August 19, 2016
Analyzing an anti-poaching agreement as a non-compete agreement, a Wisconsin Court of Appeals has confirmed that a former employee’s agreement not to solicit other employees may be void and unenforceable if it is too broad. The Manitowoc Company v. Lanning, No. 2015AP1530 (Wis. Ct. App. Aug....

 

HTMLSEC Fines Company $265,000 for Severance Agreements that Potentially Chilled Whistleblowers
Richard J. Cino, David R. Jimenez, Joseph C. Toris; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 2, 2016, previously published on August 16, 2016
Company agreements with employees continue to be under fire. In the latest example, the Securities and Exchange Commission has issued a cease-and-desist order against BlueLinx Holdings Inc. over the use of severance agreements the agency found improperly interfered with the rights of potential...

 


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