Document(s) published by this organization: 285
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|Jersey City Proposes Groundbreaking Minimum Workweek Ordinance|
Jeffrey J. Corradino, Eugene U. Ubawike; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 18, 2016, previously published on April 29, 2016The City of Jersey City, New Jersey, recognizing that building service employees compose “a significant portion” of those who work in the City, is considering an ordinance to establish a minimum 30-hour workweek for them. The measure, launched by City Council President Rolando Lavarro,...
|Defend Trade Secrets Act Set to Become Law|
Clifford R. Atlas, Peter R. Bulmer, Erik J. Winton; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 18, 2016, previously published on April 28, 2016For the first time, there will be a federal private right of action for misappropriation of trade secrets. The Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”), passed by both houses of Congress, is headed to President Barack Obama for his signature and his office has stated it “strongly...
|New Jersey Bill Requires Notification to Employees of Schedule Changes 14 Days in Advance|
Beth L. Braddock, James M. McDonnell; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 18, 2016, previously published on April 27, 2016A bill making its way through the New Jersey legislature provides that an employee may request, and an employer must consider, changes to work hours, work locations, and more consistent work hours, among other terms and conditions of employment, as a matter of right. The employer, in turn, must...
|Opposition to OSHA’s Silica Rule Spurs Rush of Lawsuits|
Avidan Meyerstein; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 12, 2016, previously published on April 21, 2016Labor and business interests have dashed to the courthouse to launch lawsuits against the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new silica standard, underscoring the controversy over the comprehensive health rule.
|California’s Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training Requirements Amended|
Edward M. Cherof, Cynthia S. Sandoval; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 12, 2016, previously published on April 20, 2016New California Fair Employment and Housing Act regulations that went into effect April 1, 2016, requiring employers to have a discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and prevention policy also set new benchmarks for mandatory sexual harassment training procedures.
|Congress Seeks to Block ‘Persuader’ Rule|
Garen E. Dodge, Philip B. Rosen; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 18, 2016Republicans in the House of Representatives have introduced a joint resolution (H.J. Res. 87) expressing congressional disapproval and seeking to block implementation of the United States Department of Labor’s controversial Final Rule relating to “persuader” activity under the...
|Labor Department: Changes to Interpretation of Advice Exemption Apply Only to Agreements, Arrangements Entered Into After July 1|
James A. Prozzi, Philip B. Rosen, Daniel D. Schudroff; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 22, 2016The United States Department of Labor published its final rule relating to “persuader” activity under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act on March 24, 2016. Under the DOL’s new interpretation, employers/clients as well as consultants/attorneys would be required to...
|Overview of Department of Labor’s Final Fiduciary Rule|
Joy M. Napier-Joyce, Melissa Ostrower, Stephanie O. Zorn; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 2, 2016, previously published on April 14, 2016The Department of Labor has issued its much-anticipated final rule (the “Rule”) concerning the expanded definition of who is considered a fiduciary under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, as amended (“ERISA”), and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the...
|OSHA’s Long-Awaited Silica Rule Faces Uncertain Future|
Henry Chajet; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 27, 2016, previously published on April 12, 2016More than 20 contentious years in the making, a comprehensive new silica rule, released in March by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, faces an uncertain future. The rule has met with fierce opposition from business groups and their allies in Congress, who contend the rule is...
|Pennsylvania Governor Issues Executive Orders Protecting LGBT Rights|
Sheri L. Giger, Michelle E. Phillips, Bethany Swaton Wagner; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 27, 2016, previously published on April 11, 2016Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has signed two executive orders protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (“LGBT”) individuals. The first executive order covers discrimination by state agencies, and the second applies to state contractors as well as companies who...