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HTMLSupreme Court Rules Closely Held Companies Not Subject to Contraceptive Coverage Mandate of Health Care Reform Law
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014
In a highly publicized decision, the Supreme Court, 5-4, has ruled that closely held corporations cannot be required to provide contraceptive coverage as mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., et al., No. 13-354 (June 30, 2014) (together with Conestoga Wood...

 

HTMLNew Alabama Law Allows Expungement of Certain Criminal Records
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on July 3, 2014
A new law in Alabama allows individuals to petition to have certain criminal records expunged upon the payment of $300 in fees, plus court costs, and following a successful petition to the court in which the relevant charge was filed. This means that, among other things, a prospective employee...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Rules Home Health Care Workers in Illinois Not Required to Pay Nonmember Union Fees: Leaves Precedent Requiring Compulsory Union Fees in Public Sector Untouched
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014
Striking a blow to efforts to unionize health care workers who are employed privately by the aged, ill or frail in their homes, the U.S. Supreme Court has invalidated an Illinois statute requiring these home-based personal care providers to financially support a union that has a collective...

 

HTMLArbitrator, Not Court, Decides Arbitration Agreement’s Enforceability, California Court Holds
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014
A clause delegating to an arbitrator the authority to decide questions of an arbitration agreement’s enforceability was not unconscionable under California law, the California Court of Appeal has ruled. Malone v. Superior Court, No. B253891 (Cal. Ct. App. June 17, 2014).

 

HTMLEEOC, FTC Provide Tips on Use of Employment Background Checks
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 3, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) often looks to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) for advice and assistance on issues related to the various laws, executive orders, and regulatory guidelines that affect the workplace. Therefore, it is no surprise,...

 

HTMLNew Florida Data Security and Breach Law Effective July 1
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 3, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014
Businesses that maintain individuals’ confidential, personal information may need to be more alert in protecting this data under the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014, signed into law by Governor Rick Scott.

 

HTMLSupreme Court Issues Historic Decision on President’s Recess Appointment Power: Holds Three Obama NLRB Recess Appointments Invalid
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 3, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014
President Barack Obama’s three recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board in January 2012 were invalid, the U.S. Supreme Court has held unanimously in a much-anticipated, blockbuster decision on the President’s authority to make recess appointments to government agencies....

 

HTMLProtected Speech Does Not Include Extortion, California Appellate Court Rules
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014
An employee’s e-mail threatening to report his employer to the U.S. Attorney and file an action under the federal False Claims Act unless the employer agreed to settle his defamation claim constituted extortion, as a matter of law, the California Court of Appeal has ruled. Stenehjem v....

 

HTMLMichigan Minimum Wage Increases Enacted
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 12, 2014
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has signed the Workforce Opportunity Wage Act, mandating gradual increases in the state’s minimum wage to $9.25 an hour by January 1, 2018. The Act ties increases to the rate of inflation beginning 2019.

 

HTMLPuerto Rico Governor Vetoes Bill Prohibiting Workplace Harassment or Bullying
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 17, 2014
Without much media attention, Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro García Padilla has vetoed legislation prohibiting conduct considered workplace harassment or “workplace bullying.”

 


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