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HTMLFourth Circuit Adopts ‘But For’ Standard for Proof of Discrimination under Americans with Disabilities Act
Paul Holscher; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 30, 2016, previously published on March 21, 2016
A plaintiff’s discrimination claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be proven using the “but-for” standard, instead of the less demanding “motivating factor” test, the federal appeals court for the Fourth Circuit, in Richmond, has held, joining the Sixth...

 

HTMLDefective Loader Moves Too Slowly to Cause Injury, Judge Says, Finding Mine Violation Not Serious
R. Brian Hendrix; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 30, 2016, previously published on March 14, 2016
Although a defective piece of mobile equipment, which was restored to service, improperly moved despite the inactivation of the equipment, it did so too slowly to make an injury reasonably likely, an administrative law judge (ALJ) has ruled.

 

HTMLU.S. Supreme Court: For Federal Diversity Jurisdiction Purposes, Trust Takes Citizenship of Members When Sued in Trust’s Name
Allison P. Dearington, Collin O'Connor Udell; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 30, 2016, previously published on March 16, 2016
“While humans and corporations can assert their own citizenship, other entities take the citizenship of their members,” the U.S. Supreme Court said in a short, unanimous decision penned by Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Americold Logistics, LLC v. ConAgra Foods, Inc., No. 14-1382, 2016 U.S....

 

HTMLOregon Minimum Wage Hikes Begin July 2016
April Upchurch Olsen, Sarah J. Ryan; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 30, 2016, previously published on March 14, 2016
While the federal minimum wage remains stagnant ($7.25 per hour since July 24, 2009), different states have sought to lead with their own minimum wage rulemaking.

 

HTMLOSHA Relaxes Pleading Standards in Whistleblower Cases, More Complaints Expected
Nickole C. Winnett; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 30, 2016, previously published on March 14, 2016
Employers face the possibility of an increase in whistleblower complaints under new guidance from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration that relaxes the standard for investigators tasked with determining if a violation of a whistleblower statute exists. OSHA provides whistleblower...

 

HTMLMassachusetts Moves Closer to Toughening Pay Equity Requirements
Matthew J. Camardella, Samia M. Kirmani, Brian E. Lewis, Keerthi Sugumaran; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 21, 2016, previously published on February 12, 2016
The Massachusetts Senate has passed a bill to amend the state’s Equal Pay Act that would impose more rigorous equal pay obligations on employers by prohibiting certain conduct. The House is considering the bill.

 

HTMLERISA Preempts Vermont Health Plan Reporting Law, Supreme Court Holds (Self-Funded Plans Take Note)
Ashley Bryan Abel, Joseph J. Lazzarotti; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 18, 2016, previously published on March 3, 2016
Many employers would agree that reporting is a core function of employee benefit plan administration. On top of the numerous reporting requirements for group health plans imposed by the Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies, states laws, including Vermont’s, add a layer of state...

 

HTMLFederal Safety Agencies Issue Hazard Alert on Manual Tank Gauging in Oil and Gas Industries
Erik M. Dullea; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 17, 2016, previously published on March 8, 2016
Two government health and safety agencies have joined forces to produce a new hazard alert on the danger facing oil and gas industry workers who manually gauge or sample fluids on production and flowback tanks.

 

HTMLSanta Monica, California, Joins Patchwork of Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Laws
Cynthia L. Filla, Susan E. Groff; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 17, 2016, previously published on March 9, 2016
California’s City of Santa Monica’s City Council has adopted an ordinance that enacts minimum wage and paid sick leave requirements for covered employees as well as new regulations pertaining to service charges and surcharges. Ordinance Number 2509 became effective on February 25, 2016,...

 

HTMLRequired Paid Sick Leave Will Weigh Heavily on Government Contractors under Labor Department Proposal
Francis P. Alvarez, Laura A. Mitchell, Patricia Anderson Pryor, Mickey Silberman, Leslie A. Stout-Tabackman; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 17, 2016, previously published on March 9, 2016
Government contractors may have reason to feel uneasy at what awaits them from the Administration’s latest effort to mandate worker benefits. U.S. Department of Labor’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking provides a glimpse into how the Department of Labor intends paid sick leave...

 


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