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|New Arkansas Law Permits Blue-Penciling of Employment Non-Compete Agreements|
James H. Stock; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 15, 2015, previously published on May 12, 2015 Governor Asa Hutchinson has signed legislation (S.B. 998 or Act 921) allowing a court to enforce the reasonable parts of a non-competition agreement, while deleting the overbroad, unenforceable provisions, rather than striking down the entire agreement. The new law, signed on April 1, 2015, is...
|Inquiries about Employee’s Nationality, Use of Spanish Not Unlawful in Circumstances, Federal Court Rules|
Jordan M. Ellis, Stephanie J. Peet; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 14, 2015, previously published on May 1, 2015In responding to staff complaints of a manager’s conduct, pertinent questions posed by the employer about the manager’s nationality and use of Spanish in the workplace did not establish a prima facie case of discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, a federal appeals court...
|Supreme Court Vindicates Courts’ Role in Reviewing EEOC Conciliation Obligations|
Richard S. Cohen, Paul A. Patten; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 14, 2015, previously published on April 30, 2015In a 9-0 decision, the United States Supreme Court has held that courts may review the sufficiency of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s notice of and opportunity for conciliation afforded an employer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, but that the statute gives the EEOC...
|The Heat is On: What Employers Can Do to Protect Employees from Heat-Related Illness|
Tressi L. Cordaro, Nickole C. Winnett; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 14, 2015, previously published on May 4, 2015As a cold winter finally comes to an end, many of us look forward to summertime warmth. But sun and heat can spell danger for workers who are exposed to soaring temperatures and a rising heat index. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”), thousands of...
|Supreme Court to Decide Who Can Sue under Privacy Law|
Jason C. Gavejian, Tyler Philippi; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 14, 2015, previously published on May 1, 2015Does a consumer, as an individual, have standing to sue a consumer reporting agency for a “knowing violation” of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), even if the individual may not have suffered any “actual damages”?
|Utah Supreme Court Highlights Importance of Disclaimers in Employee Handbooks|
Conrad S. Kee; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 13, 2015, previously published on AprlGuidance for employers seeking to maintain the at-will status of their employees and prevent employee handbooks and policies from becoming implied-in-fact contracts has come from the Utah Supreme Court, confirming the importance of a clear and conspicuous disclaimer prominently placed in an...
|D.C. Wage Theft Amendment Act Pay Notice Templates Contain Discrepancies|
Leslie A. Stout-Tabackman, Jacqueline C. Tully; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 30, 2015, previously published on April 28, 2015Employers in the District of Columbia subject to the Wage Amendment Act must post the Notice of the Act conspicuously in the workplace, as well as provide pay notice information to new hires and current employees.
|Georgia’s Medical Marijuana Law Includes No Employment-Discrimination Protection|
Roger S. Kaplan, Kathryn J. Russo; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 30, 2015, previously published on April 23, 2015On April 16, 2015, Governor Nathan Deal signed legislation immediately legalizing the use of a low-potency form of cannabis oil for medicinal uses. However, unlike many other medical marijuana laws enacted recently, the Georgia law contains no language protecting medical marijuana users from...
|Massachusetts Earned Sick Leave Law Update: Proposed Regulations Released by Attorney General’s Office|
Michael R. Bertoncini, Jeffrey S. Brody, Samia M. Kirmani, Brian E. Lewis; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 30, 2015, previously published on April 27, 2015Proposed regulations to the voter-approved Massachusetts Earned Sick Leave Law, which takes effect July 1, 2015, were released by the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office on April 24th. The proposed regulations can be found at:...
|EEOC Releases Proposed Rule on Workplace Wellness Programs for Public Comment|
Francis P. Alvarez, Joseph J. Lazzarotti, Joseph J. Lynett, Michael J. Soltis; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 22, 2015, previously published on April 16, 2015The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has released its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on how Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to employer wellness programs that are part of group health plans. The NPRM is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on...