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|New York City Council Passes Ban-the-Box Legislation|
Ellen M. Bandel, Susan M. Corcoran, Richard I. Greenberg, Daniel J. Jacobs, Christopher M. Valentino; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
June 18, 2015, previously published on June 11, 2015Joining many other jurisdictions, the New York City Council has passed the Fair Chance Act, an ordinance restricting when employer inquiries about applicants’ criminal histories may be made during the application process and imposing significant obligations on employers who intend to take...
|Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law Update: Safe Harbor Clarified, Form Notice Available|
Michael R. Bertoncini, Jeffrey S. Brody, Samia M. Kirmani, Brian E. Lewis; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
June 18, 2015, previously published on June 10, 2015The Massachusetts Attorney General’s office posted on its website a clarification of its previously announced Safe Harbor provision extending the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time compliance deadline for employers who provide paid time off that is substantially similar to that required by the...
|Workplace Safety and Health Update Week of May 25, 2015|
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
June 16, 2015, previously published on May 28. 2015We are pleased to bring you our Workplace Safety and Health Update. With experienced OSHA and MSHA attorneys located strategically throughout the nation, Jackson Lewis is uniquely positioned to serve all of an employer’s workplace safety and health needs.
|Supreme Court Refines Religious Discrimination Requirements Under Title Vii To Focus On Employer Motive|
Roger S. Kaplan, Paul A. Patten; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
June 16, 2015, previously published on June 1, 2015The U.S. Supreme Court has held that to prevail in a disparate treatment claim of discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a rejected applicant for employment must only show that his or her need for religious accommodation was a motivating factor in the employer’s...
|Joint Employers Can be Held Liable for Employee Misclassification, California Court Rules|
Mark S. Askanas; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
June 15, 2015, previously published on June 9, 2015In a wage-and-hour class action filed by food and beverage vendors working in California entertainment arenas, the California Court of Appeal has ruled that a state Labor Code provision making it unlawful for any employer to “engage” in the willful misclassification of an individual as...
|Two District of Columbia Agencies Will Enforce New Protections for Pregnant Workers|
Alta M. Ray, Teresa Burke Wright; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
June 8, 2015, previously published on June 3, 2015The District of Columbia Office of Human Rights (OHR) and the District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) announced on June 1, 2015, a joint effort to investigate and enforce the Protecting Pregnant Workers Fairness Act of 2014 (“PPWFA” or “Act”). An...
|Illinois’ Cook County Ordinance Restricts Credit History Use|
Kathryn Montgomery Moran, Jason A. Selvey; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
June 8, 2015, previously published on June 2, 2015An amendment to Cook County’s Human Rights Ordinance, with certain exceptions, broadly prohibits employers from using credit histories or reports in making employment decisions. Cook County is the most populous county in Illinois and the one in which Chicago is situated.
|Connecticut May Require Business to Offer Identify Theft Protection Services Following a Data Breach|
Joseph J. Lazzarotti; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
June 8, 2015, previously published on June 3, 2015Following other states that have toughened their data breach notification laws, Connecticut is about to amend its law to require that businesses provide one year of identity-theft protection for persons affected by a data breach, among other things.
|‘Blacklisting’ Rules for Government Contractors Proposed by Federal Agencies under Executive Order|
Garen E. Dodge, Samia M. Kirmani, Laura A. Mitchell, Mickey Silberman, Leslie A. Stout-Tabackman; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
June 2, 2015, previously published on May 29, 2015Implementing President Barack Obama’s “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order (E.O. 13673), often called the “Blacklisting” or “Bad Actors” executive order, the U.S. Department of Labor has issued proposed guidance (“DOL Guidance”) and...
|Connecticut Enacts Personal Social Media Protection; Oregon Poised to Add Twist to Its Law|
Joseph J. Lazzarotti; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
June 1, 2015, previously published on May 28, 2015Connecticut has become the 21st state to enact a law limiting an employer’s ability to access the personal social media accounts of job applicants and employees. The new law (Public Act 15-6), signed by Governor Dannel P. Malloy on May 19, 2015, will become effective on October 1, 2015, and...