Document(s) published by this organization: 272
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|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...
|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.
|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...
|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.
|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.
|Congress Seeks to Block ‘Persuader’ Rule|
Garen E. Dodge, Philip B. Rosen; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 18, 2016Republicans in the House of Representatives have introduced a joint resolution (H.J. Res. 87) expressing congressional disapproval and seeking to block implementation of the United States Department of Labor’s controversial Final Rule relating to “persuader” activity under the...
|Labor Department: Changes to Interpretation of Advice Exemption Apply Only to Agreements, Arrangements Entered Into After July 1|
James A. Prozzi, Philip B. Rosen, Daniel D. Schudroff; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 22, 2016The United States Department of Labor published its final rule relating to “persuader” activity under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act on March 24, 2016. Under the DOL’s new interpretation, employers/clients as well as consultants/attorneys would be required to...
|Overview of Department of Labor’s Final Fiduciary Rule|
Joy M. Napier-Joyce, Melissa Ostrower, Stephanie O. Zorn; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 2, 2016, previously published on April 14, 2016The Department of Labor has issued its much-anticipated final rule (the “Rule”) concerning the expanded definition of who is considered a fiduciary under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, as amended (“ERISA”), and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the...
|Austin, Texas, Passes Ordinance Banning Pre-Offer Inquiry into Applicant’s Criminal History|
Susan M. Corcoran, A. Robert Fischer, Richard I. Greenberg; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 27, 2016, previously published on April 12, 2016Austin, Texas, has enacted a city ordinance prohibiting employers from asking about or considering a job applicant’s criminal history before making a conditional offer of employment. Austin is the first city in the South to enact such a “Fair Chance” or “Ban the Box”...
|Pennsylvania Governor Issues Executive Orders Protecting LGBT Rights|
Sheri L. Giger, Michelle E. Phillips, Bethany Swaton Wagner; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 27, 2016, previously published on April 11, 2016Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has signed two executive orders protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (“LGBT”) individuals. The first executive order covers discrimination by state agencies, and the second applies to state contractors as well as companies who...