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HTMLParental Leave Act Strengthens Maryland Employee Leave Protections
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 17, 2014
Effective October 1, 2014, small employers in Maryland will be required to provide employees with unpaid leave for the birth or adoption of a child under the Maryland Parental Leave Act (“PLA” or “Act”), a new law passed by the Maryland General Assembly.

 

HTMLU.S. Supreme Court Clarifies First Amendment Speech Rights of Government Employees
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 19, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously held that a state community college employee’s truthful sworn testimony in a criminal trial was protected by the First Amendment. Lane v. Franks, No. 13-483 (June 19, 2014). However, the Court also unanimously held that the former college president who...

 

HTMLDOL Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Implement New $10.10 Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 12, 2014
As directed by President Barack Obama in Executive Order 13658, signed February 12, 2014, the U.S Department of Labor (DOL) has released its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to increase the minimum wage for all workers on new federal contracts to $10.10 per hour by January 1, 2015, and to index...

 

HTMLEmployees in Minnesota to Have Right to Jury Trial under Amendment to Human Rights Act
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 19, 2014
Effective August 1, 2014, Minnesota employees will have a statutory right to a jury trial under the Minnesota Human Rights Act (“MHRA”). This is a significant change to how disputes brought under the MHRA are decided in the courtroom.

 

HTMLOil Field Service Employees are Exempt from FLSA Overtime, Federal Appeals Court Rules
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 17, 2014
Certain employees of an oil well services company engaged in safety-affecting interstate activities are exempt from Fair Labor Standards Act overtime pay under the Motor Carrier Act (“MCA”), the federal appeals court in New Orleans has ruled. Allen, et al. v. Coil Tubing Services,...

 

HTMLChanges to Connecticut Paid Sick Leave Law Provide Some Relief to Employers
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 27, 2014, previously published on June 23, 2014
The Connecticut Paid Sick Leave legislation has been amended (1) to allow employers to determine the 50-employee applicability threshold in the same manner as under the state’s Family and Medical Leave Act, (2) to allow accrual of paid sick leave hours on any annual basis, not just a calendar...

 

HTMLCalifornia High Court: Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Valid, But Waivers of Representative Actions under State Law Are Not
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 27, 2014, previously published on June 24, 2014
The Federal Arbitration Act preempts California law disfavoring enforcement of a class action waiver in employment arbitration agreements, the California Supreme Court has held, overruling its prior holding to the contrary in Gentry v. Superior Court, 42 Cal. 4th 443 (2007). Iskanian v. CLS Transp....

 

HTMLNewark, New Jersey Provides Guidance on Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 27, 2014, previously published on June 25, 2014
The City of Newark has released new guidance and “Frequently Asked Questions” to assist employers with compliance with the new paid sick leave time ordinance, which became effective on June 21, 2014.

 

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...

 

HTMLDHS Proposals to Attract, Retain Highly Skilled Immigrants
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 13, 2014, previously published on June 10, 2014
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced the publication of two proposed rules, one to extend employment authorization to spouses of certain H-1B workers and the other to enhance opportunities for certain groups of highly skilled workers by removing obstacles to their remaining in...

 


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