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HTMLLouisiana Limits Employers’ Access to Personal Online Accounts of Employees, Job Applicants
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2014, previously published on May 30, 2014
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has signed into law the Personal Online Account Privacy Protection Act. The Act prohibits employers and schools in Louisiana from requesting or requiring access to the personal e-mail, social media and other types of online accounts of employees and job applicants....

 

HTMLArbitrator, Not Court, Decides Arbitration Agreement’s Enforceability, California Court Rules
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 28, 2014, previously published on May 23, 2014
A trial court lacked authority to rule on the enforceability of an arbitration agreement when the parties had contracted to delegate questions about the agreement’s enforceability to the arbitrator, the California Court of Appeal has ruled, reversing the denial of arbitration in a wrongful...

 

HTMLBaltimore Enacts ‘Ban the Box’ Law, Restricts Private Employers’ Inquiries into Applicants’ Criminal Backgrounds
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 28, 2014, previously published on May 22, 2014
The Baltimore City Council has enacted the “Ban the Box Fair Criminal Record Screening Practices” Ordinance, which restricts the timing of pre-employment inquiries about a job applicant’s criminal history by certain private employers. The Ordinance will become effective August 13,...

 

HTMLWage and Hour Considerations with Interns
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 28, 2014, previously published on May 22, 2014
Many organizations use interns, especially student interns, during the summer months. While interns often are excited for the opportunity and agree to provide services for no pay, businesses must consider the wage and hour risks of such arrangements. Simply put, an individual’s agreement to...

 

HTMLEmployer’s At-Will Policy Passes NLRB General Counsel’s Scrutiny
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 28, 2014, previously published on May 20, 2014
As the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) continues to scrutinize employee handbook provisions, finding that many of them interfere with employees’ right to engage in union or protected concerted activity, a determination upholding an at-will employment clause that had been...

 

HTMLAn Employer’s Guide to California’s Heat Illness Prevention Regulations
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 28, 2014, previously published on May 23, 2014
As the days grow warmer, California employers with outdoor places of employment should think about compliance with California’s Heat Illness Prevention Regulations (Cal. Code of Regs. tit. 8, § 3395).

 

HTMLArbitration, Confidentiality Agreement with Car Wash Workers was Unenforceable, California Court Rules
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 28, 2014, previously published on May 20, 2014
An arbitration and confidentiality agreement provided to car wash workers was unconscionable and unenforceable, the California Court of Appeal has ruled, denying arbitration in a class action for alleged California wage-hour law violations. Carmona v. Lincoln Millennium Car Wash, Inc., No. B248143...

 

HTMLNew Model COBRA Notices Should be Used by Employers
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 19, 2014, previously published on May 12, 2014
The Department of Labor has published a new model general COBRA notice and a new model election COBRA notice. The new model notices reflect that coverage is available in the public health insurance exchanges, i.e., the “Marketplace,” and include information on special enrollment rights...

 

HTMLSettlement Agreements May Trap the Unwary Employer for Court Costs, California Court Instructs
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 19, 2014, previously published on May 13, 2014
Ambiguity in settlement agreements can sabotage finality and certainty as a recent California decision shows. Where a settlement agreement is silent regarding litigation costs, an employee may obtain mandatory costs as the prevailing party under state law as the settlement proceeds constituted the...

 

HTMLMinnesota Expected to Pass Work Equity Bill Benefiting Women
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 19, 2014, previously published on May 9, 2014
The Minnesota Legislature has approved a major piece of legislation aimed at improving working conditions for women that will have a significant impact on Minnesota businesses. The Women’s Economic Security Act (the “Act”), a combination of at least nine different bills, is...

 


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