Document(s) published by this organization: 273
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|OSHA’s Long-Awaited Silica Rule Faces Uncertain Future|
Henry Chajet; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 27, 2016, previously published on April 12, 2016More than 20 contentious years in the making, a comprehensive new silica rule, released in March by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, faces an uncertain future. The rule has met with fierce opposition from business groups and their allies in Congress, who contend the rule is...
|Austin, Texas, Passes Ordinance Banning Pre-Offer Inquiry into Applicant’s Criminal History|
Susan M. Corcoran, A. Robert Fischer, Richard I. Greenberg; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 27, 2016, previously published on April 12, 2016Austin, Texas, has enacted a city ordinance prohibiting employers from asking about or considering a job applicant’s criminal history before making a conditional offer of employment. Austin is the first city in the South to enact such a “Fair Chance” or “Ban the Box”...
|2016 Utah Legislative Session Employment Law Update|
Conrad S. Kee, M. Christopher Moon; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 27, 2016, previously published on April 11, 2016In its 2016 session, the Utah Legislature passed a handful of bills that Utah employers will need to take into account in their workplace policies and procedures. The three bills discussed below were passed by the legislature, signed by the Governor, and are scheduled to go into effect on May 10,...
|North Carolina Legislation Removes LGBT Protections and Possible Wrongful Termination Claims|
Jason V. Federmack, Michelle E. Phillips, Ann H. Smith; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 19, 2016, previously published on March 28, 2016The North Carolina General Assembly’s “Single-Sex Multiple Occupancy” Act (also known as “HB-2”), which prevents cities and counties from passing their own anti-discrimination rules, is attracting nationwide attention due to its adverse treatment of transgender persons...
|Amendments to New York City’s Human Rights Law Strengthen Protections in Employment, Public Accommodations|
Ellen M. Bandel, Richard I. Greenberg, Daniel J. Jacobs, Joseph J. Lynett, John A. Snyder; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 19, 2016, previously published on March 31, 2016Consistent with recent pro-employee and tenant legislation and the stated broad remedial purpose of the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”), Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed into law five amendments to the New York City Administrative Code to strengthen civil rights protections;...
|Law Enforcement Cannot Freeze Assets Not Tied to Crimes, Supreme Court Rules|
Paul V. Kelly, Ramsay C. McCullough; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 19, 2016, previously published on April 1, 2016The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-to-3 decision, has ruled that federal law enforcement may not freeze an accused’s assets needed to pay criminal defense lawyers if the assets are not linked to a crime. Luis v. United States, No. 14-419 (Mar. 30, 2016).
|Tennessee Amends Data Breach Notification Statute to Cover Encrypted Data and Address Timing|
Jason C. Gavejian, James R. Mulroy; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 19, 2016, previously published on March 29, 2016An amendment to the Tennessee’s data breach notification statute has eliminated a provision requiring notice only in the event of a breach of unencrypted personal information. Accordingly, it appears that Tennessee is the first state in the country to require breach notification regardless of...
|Broadway’s ‘Hamilton’ Casting Call Ad Runs Afoul of Discrimination Laws|
Linda R. Carlozzi, Christopher M. Repole; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 19, 2016, previously published on April 1, 2016Recent publicity surrounding a casting call for the Broadway musical “Hamilton” should remind employers of the danger of using discriminatory criteria in job ads.
|The Inexplicit Requirement and Definitive Necessity for Employers to Implement Privacy Policies|
Lillian Chaves Moon; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 19, 2016, previously published on March 17, 2016In the face of seemingly daily news reports of company data breaches and the mounting legislative concern and efforts on both the state and federal level to enact laws safeguarding personal information maintained by companies, employers should be questioning whether they should implement privacy...
|OSHA, Focusing on Meat Processing Industry, Launches Emphasis Programs for Three Midwestern States|
Tressi L. Cordaro; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 19, 2016, previously published on April 5, 2016The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched emphasis programs in three Midwestern states in an effort to reduce injuries and illnesses that government data show have affected 7.5 percent of employees in the meat processing industry there.