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|Mine Operators Face Conundrum over MSHA’s RFI on Diesel Exhaust|
Tressi L. Cordaro; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 22, 2016, previously published on July 5, 2016The mining industry faces a conundrum over the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s Request for Information (RFI) for industry data and experiences accumulated by underground mine operators over the past 15 years. MSHA’s diesel particulate matter (DPM) rules require operators to...
|NLRB Regional Directors’ Formal Unfair Labor Practices Complaints to be Reported to Federal Database|
Daniel V. Duff, Philip B. Rosen; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 22, 2016, previously published on July 8, 2016The National Labor Relations Board has stated that it will report to a federal database all unfair labor practice complaints issued by its Regional Directors beginning July 1, 2016, in order to comply with “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order 13673 (which has been called the...
|Philadelphia Ordinance Restricting Credit Checks on Job Applicants, Employees Effective July 7|
Andrew D. La Fiura, Timothy M. McCarthy; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 22, 2016, previously published on July 5, 2016Effective July 7, 2016, a new City of Philadelphia ordinance will restrict the use of credit checks and credit-related information. With certain exemptions, the ordinance prohibits covered employers in Philadelphia from discriminating against job applicants and employees because of negative credit...
|Compliance Date Nears for OSHA’s New Recordkeeping Anti-Retaliation Rule|
Nickole C. Winnett; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 22, 2016, previously published on July 2016Employers must ensure they are in compliance with the anti-retaliation provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new electronic recordkeeping and reporting rule by August 10, 2016. The rest of the new regulation requiring certain employers to submit injury and illness...
|Construction Contractor Faces Manslaughter Charge in Worker’s Death|
Nickole C. Winnett; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 19, 2016, previously published on June 28, 2016A New York man and two construction companies he owns have been indicted on manslaughter and other charges in the death of an employee who plunged six stories to his death after allegedly being directed to perform work without fall protection.
|Colorado Broadens Whistleblower Protection for State Employees Who Disclose Confidential Information|
Kristen Marie Baylis, Timothy M. Kratz; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 15, 2016, previously published on June 29, 2016Encouraging government whistleblowers, an amendment to Colorado law bars disciplinary actions against state employees who reveal confidential information while reporting instances of waste, mismanagement of public funds, abuses of authority, or illegal and unethical practices to a designated...
|Proposed EEOC Guidance on National Origin Discrimination Provides Clues to Agency’s Focus|
James F. Botana, Paul A. Patten; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 15, 2016, previously published on June 28, 2016The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued a Proposed Enforcement Guidance on National Origin Discrimination (“PEG”) and is allowing the public to comment through July 1, 2016. The last time the EEOC issued specific guidelines on National Origin Discrimination was in 2002.
|Puerto Rico Does Not Have to Comply with DOL’s Final Rule Amending ‘White Collar’ Overtime Regulations, For Now|
Jeffrey W. Brecher, Juan Felipe Santos; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 15, 2016, previously published on June 30, 2016The U.S. Senate has approved the controversial “Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act” (“PROMESA”), H.R. 5278, which will establish an Oversight Board to assist the Government of Puerto Rico in managing its public finances and for other purposes. The...
|New Colorado Law Grants Employees Access to Personnel Files|
Kristen Marie Baylis, Ryan P. Lessmann; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 12, 2016, previously published on June 27, 2016Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has signed into law new requirements specifying when and how private-sector employers must respond to their employees’ requests for inspection and copying of their personnel files. Prior to this law, Colorado had no law granting private-sector employees...
|Chicago City Council Passes Paid Sick Leave Ordinance|
Jody Kahn Mason, Kathryn Montgomery Moran; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 12, 2016, previously published on June 27, 2016Effective July 1, 2017, an amendment to the Chicago Minimum Wage Ordinance (2-25-050) requires employers in the City of Chicago to provide eligible employees up to 40 hours of paid sick leave in each 12-month period of their employment. The Chicago City Council passed the amendment on June 22, 2016.