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Adobe PDFDown to the Wire for Proposed Non-Compete Reform Legislation in Massachusetts
Shawn N. Butte, Sarah B. Herlihy, Erik J. Winton; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 17, 2016, previously published on July 27, 2016
Massachusetts finally may enact non-compete reform legislation. The current session of the General Court, the state’s legislature, ends on July 31, and the House and Senate have passed versions of non-compete reform legislation limiting non-compete agreements that differ on important points....

 

HTMLMassachusetts Prepares to Toughen Pay Equity Requirements
Brian E. Lewis, Jennifer L. Seda, Mickey Silberman; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 10, 2016, previously published on July 29, 2016
The Massachusetts legislature 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. Both house of the legislature (Senate and House of Representatives) passed the bill unanimously in July. The...

 

HTMLCalifornia Supreme Court on Arbitration Agreement Silent on Class Action Waivers
Mitchell F. Boomer, Dylan Bradley Carp, Sherry L. Swieca; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 10, 2016, previously published on August 1, 2016
Does the court or the arbitrator decide whether the parties to an arbitration agreement intended class arbitration where the agreement does not contain an express class action waiver? The California Supreme Court responded that there is no “one-size-fits-all” answer and the issue is a...

 

HTMLGroundhog Day for Massachusetts Non-Compete Reform
Shawn N. Butte, Sarah B. Herlihy, Erik J. Winton; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 10, 2016, previously published on August 1, 2016
Once again, the Massachusetts legislature was unable to agree on non-compete reform legislation by the July 31, 2016, end of the current legislative session. The House and Senate had passed versions of non-compete reform that differed on key provisions. At the end of the session, however, the House...

 

HTMLNext Stop for Pokémon GO: Regulation & Litigation?
Jason C. Gavejian, Jeffrey M. Schlossberg; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 10, 2016, previously published on August 1, 2016
The Pokémon GO craze has taken the world by storm, with estimated downloads of the digital game topping more than 75 million since the program became available on July 6. Apple has confirmed that it was the most downloaded app ever in its first week of availability.

 

HTMLMassachusetts Governor Signs Tough Pay Equity Bill
K. Joy Chin, Brian E. Lewis, Stephanie E. Lewis, Mickey Silberman; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 10, 2016, previously published on August 2, 2016
Massachusetts has become the latest state to strengthen its pay equity laws. Governor Charlie Baker signed a bill amending the state’s Equal Pay Act on August 1, 2016. The new law, which becomes effective on July 1, 2018, imposes more rigorous equal pay obligations on employers and provides...

 

HTMLNew Laws Define Independent Contractor Status in Arizona
Jeffrey A. Bernick, Monica M. Ryden; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 10, 2016, previously published on August 1, 2016
Effective on August 6, 2016, Arizona law on employment relationships will allow employers contracting with an independent contractor to prove the existence of such a relationship by having the independent contractor sign a declaration. Under the new law, the execution of a declaration creates a...

 

HTMLEEOC: Title VII Prohibits Employment Discrimination Based on Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation
Paul A. Patten, Michelle E. Phillips; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2016, previously published on July 21, 2016
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has stated definitively that it interprets, and will enforce accordingly, the Civil Right Act’s Title VII’s prohibition on sex discrimination as encompassing employment discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. Employers...

 

HTMLEEOC Burnishes Systemic Successes and Intentions
Kristin L. Bauer, F. Christopher Chrisbens, Paul A. Patten, Jennifer L. Seda; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2016, previously published on July 18, 2016
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Chair Jenny R. Yang has issued a report on the EEOC’s Systemic Discrimination efforts over the last 10 years. The Report contains insights on the type of employer vulnerabilities the EEOC exploits and the agency’s aims for growth in new areas.

 

HTMLProof of Workplace Injury Not Required for Workers’ Compensation Retaliation Claim in Ohio
Patrick O. Peters, James M. Stone; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2016, previously published on July 26, 2016
Proof of a workplace injury is not required to state a prima facie claim of retaliatory discharge under Ohio’s workers’ compensation statute, the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled, resolving a split among the Ohio Courts of Appeal. Onderko v. Sierra Lobo, Inc., Slip Opinion No....

 


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