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|Labor Board’s ‘Nonacquiescence’ is an Instrument of Oppression, Federal Appeals Court Declares|
Howard M. Bloom, Philip B. Rosen, Kathleen M. Tinnerello; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
November 9, 2016, previously published on November 1, 2016The federal appeals court in D.C. has issued a scathing rebuke of the National Labor Relations Board’s blanket nonacquiescence policy and ordered the Board to pay nearly $18,000.00 in attorney’s fees for what the court deemed bad faith litigation. Heartland Plymouth Court MI, LLC, d/b/a...
|Wage Protections for Freelancers, Paid Sick Leave for Domestic Violence on New York City Council Agenda|
Jonathan L. Bing, Richard I. Greenberg, Daniel J. Jacobs, Daisy A. Tomaselli; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
November 9, 2016, previously published on November 2, 2016The New York City Council continues its pro-worker efforts. The latest include proposed legislation (i) providing protections against non-payment of wages for freelance workers and (ii) expanding the list of permitted reasons for using statutory sick time to include reasons related to victims of...
|White House Continues Attack on Non-Compete Agreements|
Clifford R. Atlas, David M. Walsh, Erik J. Winton; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
November 9, 2016, previously published on November 2, 2016“State Call to Action on Non-Compete Agreements” is the White House’s latest in a series of Executive Branch missives decrying the purported misuse of non-competition agreements by employers across the country.
|U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Transgender Student Case|
Thomas Dorer, Mariah H. McGrogan, Michelle E. Phillips; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
November 9, 2016, previously published on November 1, 2016The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear oral argument in one of the high-profile challenges to the legality of the Dear Colleague Letter (“DCL”) jointly issued by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education on May 13, 2016, announcing the Departments would “treat a...
|Employees Unlawfully Disciplined for In-Store Protest, Labor Board Decides|
Howard M. Bloom, Roger P. Gilson, Philip B. Rosen; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
November 2, 2016, previously published on October 28, 2016Six employees who stopped work and engaged in an in-store protest over their alleged mistreatment by a supervisor and to secure permanent jobs for temporary employees were unlawfully disciplined, the National Labor Relations Board has determined. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 364 NLRB No. 118 (Aug. 27,...
|Top Ten Questions on Political Dialogue in the Workplace|
John A. Snyder; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
November 2, 2016, previously published on October 31, 2016During a presidential election season, political discussion and debate are prominent, often at family functions, social gatherings, and even at work. This year, in the final week leading up to the election, the divisiveness and sharp tone of political discourse seems more acute than ever and...
|Texas Federal Court Blocks Enforcement of Key Portions of Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Rules|
F. Christopher Chrisbens, Laura A. Mitchell, Leslie A. Stout-Tabackman; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
November 2, 2016, previously published on October 25, 2016A U.S. District Court Judge has ordered a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking the labor law violation disclosure requirements and restriction on use of arbitration agreements portions of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Final Rule and Guidance (“Final Rule”), which were set to...
|New Jersey Bill Prohibits Employers from Requiring Release of Gender Claims in Exchange for Severance|
Beth L. Braddock, James M. McDonnell; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
November 2, 2016, previously published on October 27, 2016A bill in the New Jersey State Senate would bar an employer from entering into an agreement for severance payments with an employee “which results in the employee releasing any claims, or barring any potential claims in the future, that the employee may have against the employer regarding...
|Election Day is Coming - What are Your Obligations as an Employer?|
Richard I. Greenberg, Daniel J. Jacobs; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
November 2, 2016, previously published on October 25, 2016With Election Day drawing near, and large voter turnout expected, employers should ensure they are aware of state law requirements related to providing employees with time off. While not all states impose requirements on employers, some impose time off obligations with the possibility of criminal...
|Kentucky High Court Strikes Down Louisville Minimum Wage Law; Lexington Law Also Affected|
Ryan M. Martin, Katharine C. Weber; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
October 27, 2016, previously published on October 21, 2016Local governments in Kentucky lack the authority to establish their own minimum wage rates, the Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled 6-1. Kentucky Restaurant Ass’n, et al. v. Louisville/Jefferson Cty. Metro Gov’t, 2015-SC-000371-TG (Oct. 20, 2016).