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HTMLNew 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.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 18, 2015, previously published on June 11, 2015
Joining 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...

 

HTMLMassachusetts 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.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 18, 2015, previously published on June 10, 2015
The 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...

 

HTMLWorkplace Safety and Health Update Week of May 25, 2015
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 16, 2015, previously published on May 28. 2015
We 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.

 

HTMLSupreme Court Refines Religious Discrimination Requirements Under Title Vii To Focus On Employer Motive
Roger S. Kaplan, Paul A. Patten; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 16, 2015, previously published on June 1, 2015
The 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...

 

HTMLJoint Employers Can be Held Liable for Employee Misclassification, California Court Rules
Mark S. Askanas; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 15, 2015, previously published on June 9, 2015
In 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...

 

HTMLTwo District of Columbia Agencies Will Enforce New Protections for Pregnant Workers
Alta M. Ray, Teresa Burke Wright; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 8, 2015, previously published on June 3, 2015
The 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...

 

HTMLIllinois’ Cook County Ordinance Restricts Credit History Use
Kathryn Montgomery Moran, Jason A. Selvey; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 8, 2015, previously published on June 2, 2015
An 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.

 

HTMLConnecticut May Require Business to Offer Identify Theft Protection Services Following a Data Breach
Joseph J. Lazzarotti; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 8, 2015, previously published on June 3, 2015
Following 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.

 

HTML‘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.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 2, 2015, previously published on May 29, 2015
Implementing 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...

 

HTMLConnecticut Enacts Personal Social Media Protection; Oregon Poised to Add Twist to Its Law
Joseph J. Lazzarotti; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 1, 2015, previously published on May 28, 2015
Connecticut 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...

 


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