Document(s) published by this organization: 288
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|The Inexplicit Requirement and Definitive Necessity for Employers to Implement Privacy Policies|
Lillian Chaves Moon; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 19, 2016, previously published on March 17, 2016In the face of seemingly daily news reports of company data breaches and the mounting legislative concern and efforts on both the state and federal level to enact laws safeguarding personal information maintained by companies, employers should be questioning whether they should implement privacy...
|DOL Issues Guidance on Intersection of Affordable Care Act and Federal Prevailing Wage Laws|
Jewell Lim Esposito, Leslie A. Stout-Tabackman; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 18, 2016, previously published on April 5, 2016Long-awaited guidance to governmental agencies on how the Affordable Care Act’s provisions regarding employer shared responsibility interact with the fringe benefit requirements of the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA), Davis-Bacon Act (DBA) and the Davis-Bacon Related Acts...
|Defend Trade Secrets Act Advances: Getting Closer to Law?|
Peter R. Bulmer; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 15, 2016, previously published on April 7, 2016Defying claims that bi-partisanship in Congress is dead, the United States Senate has passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act by a vote of 87-0. The measure, approved by the upper chamber on April 4, goes to the House of Representatives, which is considering a very similar bill with sponsorship from...
|Utah Enacts New Laws Addressing Post-Employment Restrictions and Unauthorized Computer Use|
Clifford R. Atlas, Conrad S. Kee; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 15, 2016, previously published on April 7, 2016Utah has enacted two new laws of importance to employers concerned about trade secrets, customer relationships, and other protectable interests in its 2016 legislative session. The first statute, the Post-Employment Restrictions Act (Utah Code § 34-51-101, et seq.), sets a one-year time limit...
|Fourth Circuit Holds Insurance Fraud Investigators are Not Exempt from Overtime Pay, Creating Circuit Split|
William Robert Gignilliat, Chris Lauderdale; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 15, 2016, previously published on April 5, 2016Disagreeing with a sister circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has held that insurance fraud investigators were misclassified as exempt from overtime pay under the administrative exemption of the Fair Labor Standards Act, signaling that it will construe the exemption narrowly....
|OSHA Sets 400% Fine Increase for Reporting Rule Violations|
Carla J. Gunnin; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 13, 2016, previously published on March 28, 2016Raising the maximum fine 400 percent for failing to timely report a work-related severe injury and increasing the likelihood for on-site inspections of employers who report a serious injury are among changes reflected in new guidance released by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
|Citing Abuse of Discretion, Mining Commission Vacates Inspector’s Orders|
Avidan Meyerstein; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 13, 2016, previously published on March 28, 2016The Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission has vacated orders alleging a Minnesota mine operator failed to abate citations within the time set by an inspector, holding that the inspector abused his discretion by setting arbitrary abatement times. Sec’y of Labor v. Hibbing Taconite...
|U.S. Supreme Court Finds Representative Statistically Valid Evidence Supports Wage-Hour Class Certification|
Eric R. Magnus; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 13, 2016, previously published on March 25, 2016In a case for overtime compensation for time spent by workers putting on and taking off protective gear, the U.S. Supreme Court in a 6-2 ruling has upheld the use of representative sampling as evidence for common claims among the class action plaintiffs, workers killing hogs and trimming pork...
|OSHA Releases Final Rule on Respirable Crystalline Silica|
Henry Chajet; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 13, 2016, previously published on March 24, 2016The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released a pre-publication copy of its final rule, Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica. The rule will be published in the March 25, 2016, Federal Register and will be effective in 90 days.
|Employer’s Careful Drafting of Warning Document Causes Court of Appeals to Overturn NLRB Violation Finding|
Howard M. Bloom, Matthew D. Freeman, Philip B. Rosen; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 13, 2016, previously published on March 25, 2016The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has refused to enforce a National Labor Relations Board order that a company violated the National Labor Relations Act by warning a union steward not to make “frivolous” information requests in the future. Dover...