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HTMLParental Leave Act Strengthens Maryland Employee Leave Protections
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 17, 2014
Effective October 1, 2014, small employers in Maryland will be required to provide employees with unpaid leave for the birth or adoption of a child under the Maryland Parental Leave Act (“PLA” or “Act”), a new law passed by the Maryland General Assembly.

 

HTMLMichigan Minimum Wage Increases Enacted
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 12, 2014
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has signed the Workforce Opportunity Wage Act, mandating gradual increases in the state’s minimum wage to $9.25 an hour by January 1, 2018. The Act ties increases to the rate of inflation beginning 2019.

 

HTMLOil Field Service Employees are Exempt from FLSA Overtime, Federal Appeals Court Rules
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 17, 2014
Certain employees of an oil well services company engaged in safety-affecting interstate activities are exempt from Fair Labor Standards Act overtime pay under the Motor Carrier Act (“MCA”), the federal appeals court in New Orleans has ruled. Allen, et al. v. Coil Tubing Services,...

 

HTMLPuerto Rico Governor Vetoes Bill Prohibiting Workplace Harassment or Bullying
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 17, 2014
Without much media attention, Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro García Padilla has vetoed legislation prohibiting conduct considered workplace harassment or “workplace bullying.”

 

HTMLDOL Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Implement New $10.10 Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 12, 2014
As directed by President Barack Obama in Executive Order 13658, signed February 12, 2014, the U.S Department of Labor (DOL) has released its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to increase the minimum wage for all workers on new federal contracts to $10.10 per hour by January 1, 2015, and to index...

 

HTMLProtected Speech Does Not Include Extortion, California Appellate Court Rules
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014
An employee’s e-mail threatening to report his employer to the U.S. Attorney and file an action under the federal False Claims Act unless the employer agreed to settle his defamation claim constituted extortion, as a matter of law, the California Court of Appeal has ruled. Stenehjem v....

 

HTMLU.S. Supreme Court Clarifies First Amendment Speech Rights of Government Employees
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 19, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously held that a state community college employee’s truthful sworn testimony in a criminal trial was protected by the First Amendment. Lane v. Franks, No. 13-483 (June 19, 2014). However, the Court also unanimously held that the former college president who...

 

HTMLEmployees in Minnesota to Have Right to Jury Trial under Amendment to Human Rights Act
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 19, 2014
Effective August 1, 2014, Minnesota employees will have a statutory right to a jury trial under the Minnesota Human Rights Act (“MHRA”). This is a significant change to how disputes brought under the MHRA are decided in the courtroom.

 

HTMLChanges to Connecticut Paid Sick Leave Law Provide Some Relief to Employers
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 27, 2014, previously published on June 23, 2014
The Connecticut Paid Sick Leave legislation has been amended (1) to allow employers to determine the 50-employee applicability threshold in the same manner as under the state’s Family and Medical Leave Act, (2) to allow accrual of paid sick leave hours on any annual basis, not just a calendar...

 

HTMLCalifornia High Court: Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Valid, But Waivers of Representative Actions under State Law Are Not
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 27, 2014, previously published on June 24, 2014
The Federal Arbitration Act preempts California law disfavoring enforcement of a class action waiver in employment arbitration agreements, the California Supreme Court has held, overruling its prior holding to the contrary in Gentry v. Superior Court, 42 Cal. 4th 443 (2007). Iskanian v. CLS Transp....

 


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