Document(s) published by this organization: 246
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|Deputy Sheriff Protected by Whistleblower Retaliation Law, California Court of Appeal Rules|
Mitchell F. Boomer; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 17, 2014The California Labor Code’s Section 1102.5(b) whistleblower protections are not limited to the first employee reporting alleged misconduct, the California Court of Appeal has ruled, affirming a judgment in favor of a deputy sheriff on his whistleblower retaliation claim. Hager v. County of...
|Delaware Mandates Pregnancy Accommodations|
Katharine Thomas Batista, Stephanie J. Peet; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014Delaware Governor Jack A. Markell (D) has signed into law the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, S.B. 212, extending workplace protections afforded to pregnant employees, and employees who have recently given birth, to include requiring employers provide reasonable accommodations to such employees.
|California Adds ‘Abusive Conduct’ to Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Supervisors|
Jamerson C. Allen, Mark S. Askanas, Jonathan A. Siegel; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 16, 2014Employers subject to California’s mandatory “AB 1825” sexual harassment training requirement for supervisors will need to revise their programs to include prevention of “abusive conduct,” following an amendment (AB 2053) to California’s Fair Employment and...
|Illinois Enacts Legislation Protecting Unpaid Interns against Sexual Harassment in the Workplace|
Kirsten A. Milton; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 16, 2014Illinois has become the fifth jurisdiction to expand its workplace laws to protect unpaid interns — joining New York, Oregon, Washington, D.C., and New York City.
|OSHA Makes Significant Revisions to Injury and Illness Reporting Requirements|
Tressi L. Cordaro, Nickole C. Winnett; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 16, 2014The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released its final rule for Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements, revising the requirements for reporting work-related hospitalizations and requiring the reporting of all amputations and eye losses. Assistant...
|California Enacts Paid Sick Leave Law|
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 17, 2014, previously published on September 11, 2014With the enactment of the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (AB1522), California has become the second state in the nation, after Connecticut, to mandate employers provide their employees, including part-time and temporary workers, paid sick leave.
|District of Columbia Enacts Ban-the-Box Legislation Limiting Employers’ Criminal Background Inquiries on Applicants|
Susan M. Corcoran, Garen E. Dodge, Richard I. Greenberg; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 16, 2014, previously published on September 12, 2014A new District of Columbia law prohibits employers from inquiring into a prospective employee’s criminal conviction background on its application and before making a conditional offer of employment.
|Fight for Fifteen: Your Non-Union Employees Have Walked Out. Now What?|
Roger S. Kaplan, Philip B. Rosen, Linda L. Ryan, Timothy J. Ryan; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 16, 2014, previously published on September 12, 2014Workers in the fast food industry staged walk-outs on September 4, 2014, in approximately 150 cities across the country. This was the seventh such organized, multi-state walk-out since the movement among fast food workers to obtain a $15 pay rate and union representation started in New York two...
|Franchisor Not Liable for Sexual Harassment Claims Asserted by Franchisee’s Employee, California High Court Rules|
Mark S. Askanas; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 12, 2014, previously published on September 9, 2014A franchisor could not be held vicariously liable under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) for alleged sexual harassment in the franchisee’s workplace in the absence of evidence establishing the franchisor “retained or assumed a general right of...
|Firings for Facebook Comments Unlawful, NLRB Rules|
Howard M. Bloom, Philip B. Rosen; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 10, 2014, previously published on September 8, 2014An employer violated the National Labor Relations Act by discharging two employees because of their participation in a Facebook discussion about their employer’s State income tax withholding mistakes, by threatening employees with discharge for their Facebook activity, by questioning...