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|Construction Contractor Faces Manslaughter Charge in Worker’s Death|
Nickole C. Winnett; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 19, 2016, previously published on June 28, 2016A New York man and two construction companies he owns have been indicted on manslaughter and other charges in the death of an employee who plunged six stories to his death after allegedly being directed to perform work without fall protection.
|Proposed EEOC Guidance on National Origin Discrimination Provides Clues to Agency’s Focus|
James F. Botana, Paul A. Patten; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 15, 2016, previously published on June 28, 2016The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued a Proposed Enforcement Guidance on National Origin Discrimination (“PEG”) and is allowing the public to comment through July 1, 2016. The last time the EEOC issued specific guidelines on National Origin Discrimination was in 2002.
|Puerto Rico Does Not Have to Comply with DOL’s Final Rule Amending ‘White Collar’ Overtime Regulations, For Now|
Jeffrey W. Brecher, Juan Felipe Santos; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 15, 2016, previously published on June 30, 2016The U.S. Senate has approved the controversial “Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act” (“PROMESA”), H.R. 5278, which will establish an Oversight Board to assist the Government of Puerto Rico in managing its public finances and for other purposes. The...
|Colorado Broadens Whistleblower Protection for State Employees Who Disclose Confidential Information|
Kristen Marie Baylis, Timothy M. Kratz; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 15, 2016, previously published on June 29, 2016Encouraging government whistleblowers, an amendment to Colorado law bars disciplinary actions against state employees who reveal confidential information while reporting instances of waste, mismanagement of public funds, abuses of authority, or illegal and unethical practices to a designated...
|High Court Finds UT Austin Race-Conscious Admissions Process Constitutional|
F. Christopher Chrisbens, Thomas Dorer, Marla N. Presley, Mickey Silberman; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 12, 2016, previously published on June 24, 2016In a 4-3 decision on Thursday, June 23, 2016, the United States Supreme Court upheld the University of Texas’s (UT) race-conscious admissions program. The decision addressed only UT’s specific admissions policy in effect when Ms. Fisher was denied admission in 2008, but for the third...
|Court Halts Labor Department’s New Persuader Rule|
Howard M. Bloom, Philip B. Rosen, Jonathan J. Spitz; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 12, 2016, previously published on June 27, 2016The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Lubbock Division, has issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against the U.S. Department of Labor’s “persuader” rule promulgated under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act. National Federation of...
|New Colorado Law Grants Employees Access to Personnel Files|
Kristen Marie Baylis, Ryan P. Lessmann; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 12, 2016, previously published on June 27, 2016Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has signed into law new requirements specifying when and how private-sector employers must respond to their employees’ requests for inspection and copying of their personnel files. Prior to this law, Colorado had no law granting private-sector employees...
|Chicago City Council Passes Paid Sick Leave Ordinance|
Jody Kahn Mason, Kathryn Montgomery Moran; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 12, 2016, previously published on June 27, 2016Effective July 1, 2017, an amendment to the Chicago Minimum Wage Ordinance (2-25-050) requires employers in the City of Chicago to provide eligible employees up to 40 hours of paid sick leave in each 12-month period of their employment. The Chicago City Council passed the amendment on June 22, 2016.
|Supreme Court Unanimously Backs ‘Implied Certification’ Liability under False Claims Act|
Sarah C. Baskin, Thomas Dorer, David R. Jimenez, Jeremy S. Schneider, Joseph C. Toris; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 11, 2016, previously published on June 17, 2016Federal contractors may be subject to liability under the federal False Claims Act for violating regulatory requirements not expressly stated in their contracts, according to U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Universal Health Services v. Escobar, No. 15-7 (June 16, 2016). The Court unanimously...
|Healthcare Subsidies for Grad Students: An ACA Conundrum|
Joy M. Napier-Joyce, Melissa Ostrower, Kellie Margaret Thomas; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 11, 2016, previously published on June 17, 2016Colleges and universities historically have provided graduate student employees (e.g., teaching assistants) with a stipend or reimbursement to help defray (or even fully cover) the cost of their medical coverage under the student health plan. Competing guidance from the Departments of Health and...