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HTMLSEC Fulfills Promise to Bring Whistleblower Retaliation Actions under Dodd-Frank Act
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 24, 2014, previously published on July 17, 2014
Faced with a mounting caseload of whistleblower complaints (more than 6,000 since 2011), the Securities and Exchange Commission has brought its first-ever whistleblower retaliation case under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

 

HTMLIllinois Passes Ban-the-Box Legislation Limiting Employers’ Criminal Background Checks on Applicants
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 24, 2014, previously published on July 22, 2014
A new Illinois law prohibits employers from inquiring into a prospective employee’s criminal background on its application or during the early stages of application review.

 

HTMLHouse Passes Appropriations Bill Barring Contractors with Some FLSA Violations from Government Contracts
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014
Approving its fiscal year 2015 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill (H.R. 4923), the U.S. House of Representatives also has agreed to prohibit funding for any contractor found to have violated certain wage requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

 

HTMLExecutive Order Extends Workplace Anti-Discrimination Protections to LGBT Workers of Federal Contractors
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014
Though it took longer than expected, President Barack Obama has signed an Executive Order extending protections against workplace discrimination to members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (“LGBT”) community. Signed July 21, 2014, the Executive Order prohibits...

 

HTMLSan Francisco Bay Area Employers Must Provide Commuter Benefits by September 30th
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014
Employers with at least 50 full-time employees in the San Francisco Bay Area must offer commuter benefits, such as payments for commuter transit passes made with employees’ pre-tax earnings, to any employee who works at least 20 hours per week no later than September 30, 2014.

 

HTMLSupreme Court Returns to ERISA Statutory Basics, Rejects Moench Presumption: Implications for ESOP Trusts Holding Non-Publicly Traded Securities
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 14, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously decided that the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (“ERISA”), does not contain a presumption of prudence for employee stock ownership plan (“ESOP”) fiduciary actions, rejecting the presumption adopted by many...

 

HTMLEmployee Termination Pursuant to an Unlawful Confidentiality Rule is Lawful, NLRB Holds
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014
In Flex Frac Logistics, LLC, 358 NLRB No. 127 (2012), the National Labor Relations Board (in a decision later upheld by a federal appeals court in New Orleans) held the employer’s confidentiality policy was unlawfully overbroad, and, as a result, could inhibit employees from discussing terms...

 

HTMLMassachusetts Enacts Minimum Wage Increases
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 3, 2014
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has signed new law mandating increases in the state’s minimum wage to $11.00 an hour by January 1, 2017.

 

HTMLNew York Legislative Developments: Wage Theft Law Amended, Medical Marijuana Law Enacted
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 8, 2014
Concluding its 2014 legislative session, the New York legislature has passed amendments to the Wage Theft Protection Act and new medical marijuana legislation. Each of these enactments is potentially relevant to all New York employers.

 

HTMLCalifornia High Court Rules Undocumented Worker Not Barred from Asserting Disability Discrimination against Employer
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 8, 2014
An employee who repeatedly falsified his employment status to obtain employment, as his employer learned only after he was laid off a second time and filed suit, was not barred by the doctrines of “after-acquired evidence” or “unclean hands” from asserting claims for alleged...

 


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