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HTMLWhy Employers Need to Update Their Workplace Drug and Alcohol Policies in 2016
Kathryn J. Russo; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 14, 2016, previously published on January 7, 2016
The beginning of a new year is a good time for employers to review their workplace policies to assess what changes are necessary. Employers that conduct drug and alcohol testing should consider updating their substance abuse testing policies now, particularly if they have not done so in several...

 

HTMLOSHA Sends Respirable Crystalline Silica Rule to OMB for Final Review
Henry Chajet, Bradford T. Hammock; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 14, 2016, previously published on January 7, 2016
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has sent its comprehensive rule governing worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget for final review.

 

HTMLFeds Launch Initiative to Toughen Penalties for Worker Safety Violations
Avidan Meyerstein; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 14, 2016, previously published on January 7, 2016
In a new enforcement effort involving the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the federal government is launching an initiative aimed at putting more bite into penalties for alleged worker safety violations.

 

HTMLHospitals, Medical Providers Come under Scrutiny for Potentially Discriminatory Ads
Lucrecia M. Davis, Minnie Fu, Raazia K. Hall, Michael H. Neifach, Amy L. Peck; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 11, 2016, previously published on January 5, 2016
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) has been notifying hospitals and medical providers by letter that their advertisements placed through the Centralized Application Service for Podiatric Residencies...

 

HTMLU.S. Supreme Court Rejects California Limitation on Arbitration Agreements with Class Action Waivers
Mark S. Askanas, James A. McKenna; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 11, 2016, previously published on December 23, 2015
Despite recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions strongly upholding the enforceability of class action waivers in arbitration agreements, opposition to class action waivers on both the political and legal fronts persists, especially in California. As interpreted by California courts, the state’s...

 

HTMLJudge Strikes Down Pittsburgh Paid Sick Days Act
Sheri L. Giger, Bethany Swaton Wagner; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 7, 2016, previously published on December 23, 2015
The Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County has invalidated the Pittsburgh Paid Sick Days Act (“PSDA”), the ordinance requiring all employers of employees within the Pittsburgh city limits to provide paid sick leave to all full- and part-time employees.

 

HTMLState Minimum Wage Increases Effective 2016
Jeffrey W. Brecher, Richard I. Greenberg, Noel P. Tripp, Jason A. Zoldessy; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 5, 2016, previously published on December 23, 2015
State and local legislatures continue to be busy with minimum wage legislation. As in past years, employers with multi-state operations must remain abreast of these changes. Many state laws provide for annual increases based on the U.S. Consumer Price Index and inflation. Except as noted below,...

 

HTMLPhiladelphia Expands Ban-the-Box Legislation
Susan M. Corcoran, Richard I. Greenberg, Timothy M. McCarthy, Stephanie J. Peet; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 5, 2016, previously published on December 22, 2015
Amendments to Philadelphia’s “Ban the Box” legislation, the Fair Criminal Records Screening Standards, were signed into law by Mayor Michael Nutter on December 15, 2015. The amendments to Philadelphia’s ordinance, which take effect on March 14, 2016, expand the reach of...

 

HTMLNew Jersey Issues New Ban-the-Box Regulations
Beth L. Braddock, Susan M. Corcoran, James M. McDonnell; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 5, 2016, previously published on December 21, 2015
The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) has adopted regulations for the Opportunity to Compete Act, the state Ban-the-Box Law, clarifying many questions, including the Act’s impact on businesses with multistate operations.

 

HTMLNew York City Council Adds Caregiver Status to List of Protected Classifications
Ellen M. Bandel, Richard I. Greenberg, Daniel J. Jacobs; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 5, 2016, previously published on December 17, 2015
Following other recent pro-employee legislation enacted in New York City, the New York City Council on December 16, 2015, passed a bill banning employment discrimination based on an individual’s actual or perceived status as a caregiver. (See our articles, New York City Issues Enforcement...

 


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