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HTMLNational Transportation Safety Board Affirms FAA Jurisdiction over Commercial UAS Operators
Erik M. Dullea; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2015, previously published on December 5, 2014
November 2014 was a busy month for the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) industry. In the same week that CNN reported companies were offering $100,000 salaries to Unmanned Aircraft System (aka drone) pilots, the National Transportation Safety Board held that the Federal Aviation Administration was...

 

HTMLNew York’s Changing Wage Rates and Allowances Effective December 31st
Jeffrey W. Brecher, Felice B. Ekelman, Richard I. Greenberg, Jonathan M. Kozak, Noel P. Tripp; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014
Effective December 31, 2014, the New York State minimum wage increases to $8.75 per hour (from $8.00 per hour).

 

HTMLEmployer Restitution under Victim Restitution Law (MVRA) Not Offset by Employee’s Canceled Stock Options, Court Rules
Ramsay C. McCullough; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2015, previously published on December 10, 2014
The Mandatory Victim Restitution Act of 1996 (“MVRA”) provides that defendants convicted of crimes committed by "fraud or deceit" compensate victims for the full amount of their losses. Whether the amount of restitution may be offset if an employer-victim actually profited...

 

HTMLEmployee's Admission of Off-Duty Marijuana Use Insufficient to Deny Unemployment Benefits
Kathryn J. Russo; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2015, previously published on December 8, 2014
An employee's admission of off-duty marijuana use was not "misconduct" sufficient to deny unemployment benefits, even if it may have been a sufficient reason for his discharge, according to an Illinois appellate court. Eastham v. The Housing Authority of Jefferson County, No. 09-MR-57...

 

HTMLChicago City Council Adopts Higher Minimum Wage for Chicago Employers
Patrick J. Rocks; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2015, previously published on December 10, 2014
An amendment to the Chicago Municipal Code establishes a minimum wage for employees of businesses operating facilities located within the City of Chicago that is higher than the Illinois minimum wage.

 

HTMLCorporate Executives Sentenced to Prison for $3.4M Kickback Scheme
Paul V. Kelly; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2015, previously published on December 29, 2014
Two former executives at one of the nation’s leading healthcare claims processing firms, MultiPlan, Inc., were recently sentenced to serve one year and one day in federal prison for their role in a scheme to steer contracts to technology vendors in exchange for $3.4 million in bribes and...

 

HTMLDo DOT-Regulated Employees Have A Privacy Interest In Their Positive Drug And Alcohol Test Results? Maybe Not.
Kathryn J. Barry; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2015, previously published on December 15, 2014
Employees subject to U.S. Department of Transportation ("DOT") drug and alcohol testing regulations may have limited privacy interests in their positive drug and alcohol test results of their positive drug and alcohol tests, according to a recent decision by the United States District...

 

HTMLWhat to Watch for at National Labor Relations Board in 2015
Howard M. Bloom, Philip B. Rosen; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2015, previously published on December 10, 2014
The National Labor Relations Board has not been shy about making news with controversial decisions during 2014. Holding franchisors liable for unfair labor practices allegedly committed by franchisees and finding violations of the National Labor Relations Act in routine contract and policy language...

 

HTML6th Circuit Holds Applicant Is Not An “Employee” And Has No False Claims Act Cause Of Action Against Prospective Employer
Joseph C. Toris; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014
On November 18, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued a decision dismissing an employment applicant's claims that he had been retaliated against under the False Claims Act (FCA), Environmental Reorganization Act (ERA) and four other environmental statutes. In Vander Boegh v....

 

HTMLHouse Republicans Vow to Introduce Bill in Early 2015 to Block President’s Executive Action on Immigration
Forrest G. Read IV; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2015, previously published on January 21, 2015
The Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed and President Barack Obama signed the "Cromnibus" bill, approving a legislative budget to fund most government activities through September 2015 over criticism from some House Republicans that the bill did not block President...

 


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