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|New Jersey Rejects Heightened Bar for Whistleblower Claims by 'Watchdog' Employees|
Richard J. Cino, Michael D. Ridenour; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 29, 2015, previously published on July 21, 2015In a unanimous decision, the New Jersey Supreme Court has refused to raise the bar for employees whose job entails ensuring legal compliance (“watchdog” employees) to bring whistleblower claims under the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA). Lippman v. Ethicon, Inc.,...
|Expansion of Mine Safety Workplace Exam Requirements Likely to be Announced|
Avidan Meyerstein, Ross J. Watzman; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 29, 2015, previously published on July 21, 2015The Mine Safety and Health Administration appears to be readying a new policy that could significantly expand and re-interpret mine operator responsibilities in conducting workplace examinations.
|Puerto Rico Supreme Court: Former Exec Cannot Sue Individual Board Members for Breach of Employment Contract|
Maralyssa Álvarez-Sánchez; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 28, 2015, previously published on July 17, 2015A former employee cannot sue individual members of a corporation’s board of directors for breach of an employment contract and negligence in execution of fiduciary duties, where: 1) the individual board members are not parties to the employment contract; and 2) the employee and his relatives...
|North Carolina Reinforces Property Protection Law, Giving Employers Right to Sue|
Ted Nick Kazaglis, Joshua M. Krasner; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 27, 2015, previously published on July 16, 2015The protection of property, be it patient records, financial information, consumer data, merchandise, or intellectual property, is a serious issue for North Carolina companies of all sizes. Beginning on January 1, 2016, North Carolina employers will be able to recover monetary damages resulting...
|Amendments to California Paid Sick Leave Law Effective|
Cynthia L. Filla, Susan E. Groff, Jonathan A. Siegel; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 15, 2015, previously published on July 14, 2015Significant amendments to California’s Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014, also known as the California Paid Sick Leave Law, went into effect immediately upon Governor Jerry Brown’s signature on Assembly Bill no. 304 on July 13, 2015.
|Oregon Legislative Update|
April Upchurch Olsen, Sarah J. Ryan; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 14, 2015, previously published on July 13, 2015Oregon employers must comply with new laws signed by Governor Kate Brown mandating the provision of sick leave benefits, prohibiting inquiring into or considering an applicant’s criminal conviction history on an employment application form or prior to an interview, limiting non-competition...
|Hawaii Bans Non-Compete and Non-Solicit Clause in High-Tech Employment|
Andrew L. Pepper, Wayne S. Yoshigai; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 14, 2015, previously published on July 10, 2015Departing from the state’s normally pro-employer laws and judicial attitudes regarding non-compete covenants, a new law bars high-tech companies in Hawaii from requiring their employees to enter into “non-compete” and “non-solicit” agreements as a condition of...
|New Texas Law Says Franchisors Generally Not Employers of Franchisees’ Workers|
Kristin L. Bauer, Philip B. Rosen; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 14, 2015, previously published on July 13, 2015The Texas Labor Code has been amended to provide that a franchisor is not considered an employer for claims related to employment discrimination, wage payment, the Texas Minimum Wage Act, and the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act, among other laws. According to S.B. 652, this is so unless the...
|Oregon Governor Signs ‘Ban the Box’ Legislation|
Heidi Guettler; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 13, 2015, previously published on July 7, 2015Legislation restricting employers from inquiring about an applicant’s criminal background during the initial stages of the application process has been signed into law by Governor Kate Brown on June 26, 2015. The “Ban the Box” law, H.B. 3025, will take effect on January 1, 2016.
|New York City Enacts Ban-the-Box Legislation|
Ellen M. Bandel, Susan M. Corcoran, Richard I. Greenberg, Daniel J. Jacobs, Christopher M. Valentino; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 10, 2015, previously published on July 2, 2015New York City has adopted an ordinance restricting when employer inquiries about applicants’ criminal histories may be made during the application process and imposing significant obligations on employers who intend to take action based on such information.