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HTMLNew Houston Ordinance Bans Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Familial Status, and Marital Status Discrimination in Employment
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 13, 2014, previously published on June 5, 2014
A new Houston ordinance prohibits private employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, familial status, and marital status. The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (“HERO”), which takes effect on June 27, 2014, expands the types of...

 

HTMLNew Oklahoma Law Restricts Employer Access to Employee, Job Applicant Social Media Accounts
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2014, previously published on June 3, 2014
Oklahoma has joined the growing list of states prohibiting employers from requesting or demanding access to the personal social media accounts of employees or job applicants. Signed into law by Governor Mary Fallin, H.B. 2372, becomes effective November 1, 2014. Prohibitions

 

HTMLCity of Rochester, NY, Passes ‘Ban the Box’ Law Prohibiting Employers from Inquiring into Applicants’ Criminal Backgrounds
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2014, previously published on June 3, 2014
Prospective employers in Rochester, New York, will no longer be able to ask applicants to describe their criminal history in an employment application, and for a time thereafter. The City on May 20, 2014, enacted a “Ban the Box” Ordinance, which restricts the timing of these...

 

HTMLTermination under Last Chance Agreement No Bar to Arbitrator’s Reinstatement and Back Pay Award, Federal Court Holds
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2014, previously published on June 2, 2014
When an employer and represented employee enter into a last chance agreement (LCA) without the union’s participation, and the employer subsequently discharges the employee for a violation of the LCA, the arbitrator may properly interpret and apply the “just cause provision” in the...

 

HTMLNon-Compete Covering Future Customers Overbroad and Unenforceable, Arkansas Court Rules
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2014, previously published on May 30, 2014
A non-competition agreement that prohibited employees from soliciting the employer’s “past, present or prospective future customers or clients” is overbroad, a federal district court in Arkansas has ruled, striking down the agreement and granting summary judgment in favor of two...

 

HTMLPuerto Rico Legislature Approves Bill Prohibiting ‘Workplace Bullying’ or ‘Workplace Harassment’
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2014, previously published on June 4, 2014
The stage is set for Puerto Rico to become the first U.S. jurisdiction to statutorily address “workplace bullying” or “workplace harassment” (sometimes known as “mobbing”), with potentially costly consequences for employers. It is now up to the Governor of Puerto...

 

HTMLEmployer Did Not Waive Right to Arbitration Despite One-Year Delay, California Court Rules
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2014, previously published on June 3, 2014
An employer that petitioned to compel arbitration one year after the employee filed his employment-related complaint did not waive its right to arbitrate the complaint, the California Court of Appeal has ruled, confirming the burden of proving a party waived its right to arbitration is a heavy one....

 

HTMLLouisiana Limits Employers’ Access to Personal Online Accounts of Employees, Job Applicants
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2014, previously published on May 30, 2014
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has signed into law the Personal Online Account Privacy Protection Act. The Act prohibits employers and schools in Louisiana from requesting or requiring access to the personal e-mail, social media and other types of online accounts of employees and job applicants....

 

HTMLNew Minnesota Medical Cannabis Law Protects Employees against Discrimination for Medical Cannabis Use
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2014, previously published on June 3, 2014
Minnesota’s new Medical Cannabis Act, signed into law on May 29, 2014, narrows the kind medical cannabis permitted, as compared to many other state laws, but may offer considerable protections to applicants and employees in the workplace. The Act became effective upon enactment, but it will...

 

HTMLCourt’s Flawed Trial Plan Sinks Overtime Class Action against Employer, California Supreme Court Rules
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2014, previously published on May 30, 2014
Calling “seriously flawed” a lower court’s trial management plan which used sampling evidence to prove class liability and damages under California law, the California Supreme Court has vacated a $15-million judgment against the employer for overtime pay and remanded the case for...

 


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