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|Virginia Limits Employer Access to Social Media Accounts of Employees and Applicants|
Joseph J. Lazzarotti; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 16, 2015, previously published on April 7, 2015Effective July 1, 2015, employers in Virginia will be prohibited from requiring, requesting, or causing a current or prospective employee to disclose the username and password to the individual’s social media account. The new law, signed by Governor Terry McAuliffe on March 23, 2015, also...
|OSHA Proposes Updates to Its Personal Protective Equipment Rules|
Bradford T. Hammock, Nickole C. Winnett; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 16, 2015, previously published on April 9, 2015The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed what it hopes will be non-controversial changes to its personal protective equipment (PPE) standards for eye and face protection in all covered industry sectors except agriculture. OSHA’s initiative is part of a multi-year agency...
|New City of Seattle Minimum Wage and Wage Theft Ordinances go into Effect|
Rachel M. Bowe, Catharine M. Morisset, Bryan P. O'Connor; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 16, 2015, previously published on April 2, 2015The highly anticipated and much-discussed Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance (SMC Ch. 14.19) increases the minimum wage for all employees who perform work within Seattle’s geographic boundaries. The equally significant, but less-publicized, Seattle Wage Theft Ordinance (Ch. 14.20 SMC) addresses...
|District of Columbia Ban-the-Box Law Traps Employers|
Robin C. Terry, Teresa Burke Wright; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 16, 2015, previously published on April 8, 2015The Act requires employers to remove criminal background questions from all job application forms and restricts employers from inquiring about an applicant’s criminal background until after a conditional offer of employment has been made. (For more information, see our article, District of...
|Confidentiality Agreements May Violate Dodd-Frank Act|
Richard J. Cino, V. John Ella, David R. Jimenez, Joseph C. Toris; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 16, 2015, previously published on April 2, 2015Among other things, the DFA established the statutory framework for the SEC’s whistleblower program. After developing and implementing the program, the SEC said that it would turn its focus to employer agreements — whether separation agreements, confidentiality agreements, or other...
|EEOC Clarification on Workplace Wellness Programs Advances|
Francis P. Alvarez, Joseph J. Lazzarotti; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 16, 2015, previously published on April 6, 2015According to the EEOC’s March 20 announcement, the proposed rule would amend the regulations implementing the equal employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act to address the interaction between Title I of the ADA, prohibiting employment discrimination, and financial...
|Mining Industry Coalition Opposes Proposed Civil Penalty Rule Changes under Mine Act|
Henry Chajet, Mark Savit; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 15, 2015, previously published on April 1, 2015Opposing a proposed Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) rule changing the civil penalty assessment formula for violations of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act (30 CFR Part 100) to ratchet up penalties, a coalition of mining industry companies, represented by the Jackson Lewis’...
|How To Appropriately Obtain Relevant Information From Social Networking Sites|
Brett M. Anders, Michael A. Frankel; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 6, 2015, previously published on February 12, 2015A New York state appellate court has confirmed that the mere initiation of a lawsuit does not provide a basis to permit a defendant unfettered access to a plaintiff’s social media sites. In Pecile v. Titan Capital Group, LLC, 2014 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 420 (1st Dep’t Jan. 23, 2014), the...
|Cybersecurity: a Few of my Favorite Videos and Some Thought Provoking Questions|
Ralph C. Losey; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 6, 2015, previously published on February 17, 2015One of my passions is Cybersecurity, especially in the context of electronic discovery. I am focused on safeguarding the electronic data of the clients of my law firm. There are many black hat hackers out there, and even foreign governments, that hack into the computers of U.S. corporations and law...
|Staying Current: the Latest on Executive Orders and OFCCP’s Regulatory Agenda|
Mickey Silberman; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 6, 2015, previously published on March 16, 2015Last spring and summer saw a flurry of Executive Orders and OFCCP actions. With everything that’s going on its hard to keep tabs on the status of all the new regulations and regulatory actions.