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HTMLOffer of Judgment Doesn’t Moot Class Action
Jason C. Gavejian; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2015, previously published on December 8, 2014
In what may be considered a blow to class action defense, this week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled that an offer of judgment to the named plaintiffs did not moot a proposed class action. This was a case of first impression before the Eleventh Circuit.

 

HTMLMiami-Dade County, Florida, to Prohibit Discrimination Based on Gender Identity and Expression
Tasos C. Paindiris; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2015, previously published on December 4, 2014
Miami-Dade County is set to become the 21st municipality in Florida to adopt legal protections for individuals based on gender identity and expression. County commissioners on December 2, 2014, voted 8-3 to amend the county’s human rights law (Chapter 11A of the Code of Miami-Dade County) to...

 

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...

 

HTMLReinstatement of Police Officer Who Lied About Medical History Upheld
Michael J. Solis; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2015, previously published on December 17, 2014
The Connecticut Supreme Court has upheld an arbitrator's award reinstating a police officer who lied to a neurologist about his medical history during an independent medical examination. Town of Stratford v. AFSCME, Council 15, Local 407.

 

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...

 

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...

 

HTMLInsufficient Evidence Calls for Overturning Insider Trading Cases, Second Circuit Rules
Robert L. Peabody; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2015, previously published on December 18, 2014
Overturning the criminal convictions of former Diamondback Capital Management, LLC portfolio manager, Todd Newman, and former Level Global Investors, L.P. portfolio manager, Anthony Chiasson, for insider trading, the federal appeals court in New York has held the government "failed to present...

 

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...

 

HTMLChicago City Council Adopts Higher Minimum Wage for Chicago Employers
Patrick J. Rocks; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 30, 2015, previously published on December 10, 2014
An amendment to the Chicago Municipal Code establishes a minimum wage for employees of businesses operating facilities located within the City of Chicago that is higher than the Illinois minimum wage.

 

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.

 


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