Document(s) published by this organization: 210
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|Firings for Facebook Comments Unlawful, NLRB Rules|
Howard M. Bloom, Philip B. Rosen; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 10, 2014, previously published on September 8, 2014An employer violated the National Labor Relations Act by discharging two employees because of their participation in a Facebook discussion about their employer’s State income tax withholding mistakes, by threatening employees with discharge for their Facebook activity, by questioning...
|Be Ready When OSHA Walks In|
Avidan Meyerstein, Linda Otaigbe; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 9, 2014, previously published on September 5, 2014The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has stepped up its enforcement of safety and health regulations in retail stores. Retailers need to be alert to health and safety issues at their stores and warehouses, both to ensure their workplaces are safe and to be ready for...
|New Massachusetts Law Requires Employers Provide Leave for Victims of Domestic Violence|
Samia M. Kirmani, Brian E. Lewis; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 5, 2014, previously published on August 29, 2014A new Massachusetts law gives employees who are victims of domestic violence a right to job-protected leave from work.
|Minnesota Supreme Court: Workers’ Compensation Retaliation Claims Can Result in Jury Trial, But Employers Have No Defense Based on Complaint Resolution Procedure|
Kurt J. Erickson; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 5, 2014, previously published on August 28, 2014An employee claiming workers’ compensation retaliation under Minnesota’s workers’ compensation retaliation statute, Minnesota Statute Section 176.82, has a right to a jury trial, the Minnesota Supreme Court has held. Schmitz v. U.S. Steel, No. A12-709 (Minn. Aug. 27, 2014). The...
|New Illinois Law Requires Employers to Provide Accommodations to Pregnant Employees and Applicants|
Hallie Diethelm Caldarone, Kathryn Montgomery Moran, Paul A. Patten; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 5, 2014, previously published on August 29, 2014Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has approved a law providing additional protections for pregnant women in the workplace. The law will go into effect on January 1, 2015.
|Most Convenient Forum is State of Company Headquarter, Judge Finds in Collective Action|
James R. Mulroy; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 5, 2014, previously published on August 27, 2014For the convenience of the parties and witnesses and in the interest of justice, the plaintiff’s collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act should be transferred from the District Court for the District of Tennessee to the District Court for the District of New Jersey, the state...
|EEOC Releases Demanding New Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance|
Kristin L. Bauer, Lisa M. DeFilippis, Susan F. Desmond, Patricia Anderson Pryor, Cynthia S. Sandoval; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 21, 2014The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s new Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues describes the agency’s view of prohibitions on discrimination against pregnant workers and how the EEOC sees employment laws enacted in the past 30 years, such as the...
|New Hampshire Limits Employer Access to Social Media Accounts of Employees and Applicants|
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
August 18, 2014, previously published on August 12, 2014Effective September 30, 2014, employers in New Hampshire will be prohibited from requiring employees or job applicants to disclose their login information for accessing any “personal account” or service through an electronic communication device.
|New Jersey Governor Christie Signs ‘Ban the Box’ Legislation|
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
August 18, 2014, previously published on August 12, 2014New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has signed into law The Opportunity to Compete Act, otherwise known as the “Ban the Box” bill. This legislation will restrict employers from inquiring about an applicant’s criminal background during the initial stages of the application process....
|Health Care Reform: Employers Should Prepare Now for 2015 to Avoid Penalties|
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
August 12, 2014, previously published on August 8, 2014Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, beginning in 2015, certain large employers who do not offer affordable health insurance that provides minimum value to their full-time employees may be subject to significant penalties. These penalties are explained below.