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|U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Procedures for Removal to Federal Court under Class Action Fairness Act|
William J. Anthony; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 23, 2014In a divided 5-to-4 opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that defendants seeking to remove a case to federal court under the Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”) need only allege in the notice of removal an amount in controversy in excess of the $5 million threshold and need not...
|Executive Action on Immigration|
Davis C. Bae, Minnie Fu, Raazia K. Hall, Sean G. Hanagan, David S. Jones; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 11, 2014President Barack Obama has announced he will take executive action to expand the population of currently undocumented individuals who will be allowed to remain and work legally in the U.S. The President also announced expansions of employment-based legal immigration. Many details remain to be...
|New York Employers Relieved of Annual Wage Theft Prevention Act Notice Requirement|
Jeffrey W. Brecher, Felice B. Ekelman, Richard I. Greenberg, Jonathan M. Kozak, Noel P. Tripp; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
February 26, 2015, previously published on January 8, 2015New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation (S.5885-B) on December 29, 2014, eliminating New York’s annual wage notice requirement (mandating a written notice of pay rates and other information during the month of January to all employees, regardless of the timing of pay increases or...
|District of Columbia Increases Protections for Pregnant Workers|
Alta M. Ray, Teresa Burke Wright; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 17, 2014A new District of Columbia law will require employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees affected by pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions and prohibit employers from requiring an employee to take leave if it is possible for the employee to continue...
|Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Finalize Your Self-ID forms . . . Time for Another Change?|
Mickey Silberman; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
February 6, 2015, previously published on October 27, 2014We know you’ve been busy revising your self-id forms for applicants and employees to comply with OFCCP’s recent regulatory changes for veterans and individuals with disabilities. And you’ve been revising your HRIS and ATS systems to track and maintain the information.
|Employers Given More Time to Comment on Proposed Equal Pay Report|
Laura A. Mitchell; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
February 6, 2015, previously published on November 2, 2014OFCCP has announced a 60-day extension for public comment on the Agency’s proposed Equal Pay Report (EPR). The new deadline for employers and others to provide feedback on the proposed EPR is now January 5, 2015.
|Breaking News: OFCCP Poised to Send 2,500 Advance Audit Notification Letters to Contractors|
Mickey Silberman; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
February 6, 2015, previously published on November 14, 2014In the coming days OFCCP will mail approximately 2,500 Courtesy Scheduling Announcement Letters (CSALs) across the country to employer locations slated for audits.
|Oakland, California, Passes Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Leave, Hospitality Service Charges Measure|
Jamerson C. Allen; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
February 6, 2015, previously published on November 10, 2014A City of Oakland ballot measure increasing the minimum wage for most employees, requiring paid sick leave and mandating payment of employer-levied service charges to employees has passed with over 80 percent of the vote. Measure FF’s provisions raising the minimum wage and requiring paid...
|Spearphishermen Catch Big Fish|
Amy R. Worley; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
February 3, 2015, previously published on December 4, 2014Data security is too often synonymous with the loss of consumer financial information. A recent report by a cybersecurity research firm reminds us, however, that a data breach can have an impact far beyond consumer privacy concerns. On December 1, 2014, FireEye Inc. announced that a group called...
|Data Security in 2015 for Banks, HIPAA Covered Entities, and Small Businesses Too|
Joseph J. Lazzarotti; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
February 3, 2015, previously published on December 12, 2014Some have called 2014 the ''Year of the Data Breach.'' That may be true given the steady stream of large-scale data breaches affecting tens of millions of individuals. We do not know if this time next year commentators will be saying the same thing about 2015, but there are signs pointing to a...