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HTMLRespirable Coal Dust Samples Prove New Dust Rule Is Achievable, Mine Safety Agency Announces
Bradford T. Hammock; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 2, 2016, previously published on August 18, 2016
The Mine Safety and Health Administration has announced that 99 percent of the coal mine dust samples collected from April 1, 2016, through June 30, 2016, were in compliance with its coal mine dust standards requiring lower levels of dust. It said that this proves the “significantly positive...

 

HTMLControversial Judicial Estoppel Ruling Overturned - But the Risk Remains
David T. Wiley; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 2, 2016, previously published on August 16, 2016
A former employee who the Alabama Department of Labor had ruled in an unemployment hearing was fired lawfully for misconduct was not precluded, or estopped, from later claiming she was fired unlawfully in retaliation for taking Family and Medical Leave Act leave, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...

 

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....

 

HTMLIllinois Law Mandates Unpaid Child Bereavement Leave
Jody Kahn Mason, Kathryn Montgomery Moran; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 2, 2016, previously published on August 11, 2016
Illinois employers with at least 50 employees must provide employees who suffered the loss of a child with up to two weeks (10 work days) of unpaid leave under the new Child Bereavement Leave Act. The new law took effect immediately upon Governor Bruce Rauner’s signature on July 29, 2016.

 

HTMLHolding Class Waivers Violate the NLRA, Ninth Circuit Joins Circuit Split
David E. Block, Richard I. Greenberg, Samia M. Kirmani, Sherry L. Swieca; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 2, 2016, previously published on August 23, 2016
Requiring class and collective action waivers as a condition of hire or continued employment violates the National Labor Relations Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in San Francisco, has ruled. Morris v. Ernst & Young, No. 13-16599 (9th Cir. Aug. 22, 2016).

 

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...

 

HTMLOSHA Issues Special Zika Guidance to Employers
Tressi L. Cordaro; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 2, 2016, previously published on August 18, 2016
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued “interim guidance” to provide employers and workers information and advice on preventing occupational exposure to the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

 

HTMLSeattle Mayor’s Office Proposes Predictable Scheduling Law
Michael A. Griffin, Jonathan M. Minear, David A. Nenni, Bryan P. O'Connor; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 2, 2016, previously published on August 18, 2016
The Seattle Mayor’s Office has proposed a Secure Scheduling Proposal that would require certain large employers operating within Seattle city limits to give their hourly workers advance notice of their schedules and to pay workers extra for being required to work on call.

 

HTMLMaximum OSHA Fines for Safety Violations Increase by 78%
Nickole C. Winnett; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 18, 2016, previously published on August 11, 2016
The first increases to Occupational Safety and Health Administration fines for violations of safety regulations since 1990 went into effect on August 1, 2016. The increases are substantial: the maximum penalties have increased by 78 percent. In addition, OSHA will adjust the amounts annually based...

 

HTMLOSHA Launches Summer Heat Safety Campaign
Joseph S. Dreesen; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 18, 2016, previously published on August 11, 2016
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s new campaign - “Water. Rest. Shade.” - alerts employers and workers to the hazards of working in high summer temperatures and highlights OSHA’s educational and training resources, including a free app, to help lower the...

 


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