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HTMLSupreme Court: Security Screening Time Not Compensable under FLSA
Paul DeCamp; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2015, previously published on December 10, 2014
Unanimously reversing the Ninth Circuit court of appeals, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that time spent by warehouse workers undergoing security screenings was non-compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act because that time did not constitute a “principal activity” nor was it...

 

HTMLH-1B or L-1 Petition Denied? Don’t Waste Time Appealing to the Administrative Appeals Office
Amy L. Peck; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2015, previously published on January 13, 2015
Many businesses sponsoring H-1B specialty occupation worker or L-1 intra-company transfer petitions have experienced the frustration of unfair denials. Now, Information published in the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsmen Annual Report 2014 ("Report") confirms that appeals from...

 

HTMLTexas Governor Mandates E-Verify for All Texas State Agencies and Businesses Contracting with the State of Texas
Maggie Murphy; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2015, previously published on December 5, 2014
Texas Governor Rick Perry started December by issuing an Executive Order requiring E-Verify participation by all Texas state agencies and for all businesses contracting with the State of Texas.

 

HTMLEmployee's Admission of Off-Duty Marijuana Use Insufficient to Deny Unemployment Benefits
Kathryn J. Russo; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2015, previously published on December 8, 2014
An employee's admission of off-duty marijuana use was not "misconduct" sufficient to deny unemployment benefits, even if it may have been a sufficient reason for his discharge, according to an Illinois appellate court. Eastham v. The Housing Authority of Jefferson County, No. 09-MR-57...

 

HTMLEmployer Restitution under Victim Restitution Law (MVRA) Not Offset by Employee’s Canceled Stock Options, Court Rules
Ramsay C. McCullough; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2015, previously published on December 10, 2014
The Mandatory Victim Restitution Act of 1996 (“MVRA”) provides that defendants convicted of crimes committed by "fraud or deceit" compensate victims for the full amount of their losses. Whether the amount of restitution may be offset if an employer-victim actually profited...

 

HTMLCorporate Executives Sentenced to Prison for $3.4M Kickback Scheme
Paul V. Kelly; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2015, previously published on December 29, 2014
Two former executives at one of the nation’s leading healthcare claims processing firms, MultiPlan, Inc., were recently sentenced to serve one year and one day in federal prison for their role in a scheme to steer contracts to technology vendors in exchange for $3.4 million in bribes and...

 

HTMLOSHA Considers Use of Kinesiology Tape as Medical Treatment
Tressi L. Cordaro; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2015, previously published on December 23, 2014
In a letter of interpretation to Ms. Linda Ballas dated December 12, 2014, OSHA clarified that the use of kinesiology tape is considered medical treatment for OSHA recordkeeping purposes and is, therefore, recordable when used to treat a work-related injury.

 

HTMLFifth Circuit Reverses NLRB Ruling in D.R. Horton
William J. Anthony; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2015, previously published on December 5, 2014
In reversing the NLRB's determination that D.R. Horton, the national home-builder, violated the National Labor Relations Act ("NLRA") by requiring employees to sign an arbitration agreement that prohibited them from pursuing claims in class or collective actions, the Fifth Circuit held...

 

HTMLHouse Republicans Vow to Introduce Bill in Early 2015 to Block President’s Executive Action on Immigration
Forrest G. Read IV; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2015, previously published on January 21, 2015
The Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed and President Barack Obama signed the "Cromnibus" bill, approving a legislative budget to fund most government activities through September 2015 over criticism from some House Republicans that the bill did not block President...

 

HTMLCourt Allows Retaliation Claim to Proceed Where Reason for Termination was Unclear
Michael R. Bertoncini; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2015, previously published on December 1, 2014
An EMT can proceed with his retaliation claims where he presented sufficient evidence to require a trier of fact to determine whether his former employer's asserted reason for terminating his employment is pretext for unlawful retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New...

 


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