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HTMLUniversity Entitled to Fee Award after Defending Meritless Discrimination Claim, California Court Rules
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 11, 2014, previously published on March 6, 2014
Finding an employee’s lawsuit under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) was “without merit[,] frivolous and vexatious,” the California Court of Appeal has affirmed an award of attorneys’ fees in the amount of $100,000 in favor of the employer....

 

HTMLUniversity Professor’s Religious Speech Not Protected, Mississippi Federal Court Rules
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 11, 2014, previously published on March 6, 2014
Finding a professor’s reported comments to students regarding his religious beliefs were not protected under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, a federal court in Mississippi granted summary judgment in favor of a state university on the professor’s retaliation claim. Payne...

 

HTMLEmployers Must Treat Employees on Military Leave like Those on Comparable Leaves, Appeals Court Rules
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 10, 2014, previously published on March 3, 2014
Federal law protecting the job rights of employees going into military service can require employers, in addition to offering reinstatement, to accord employees on military leave the same benefits as employees on comparable long-term leaves, and these benefits may extend to facilitating the...

 

HTMLHealth Care Reform Update: Government Releases 90-Day Waiting Restriction Final Rules and a Proposal
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 5, 2014, previously published on March 3, 2014
The Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Health and Human Services have issued final rules implementing the Affordable Care Act’s prohibition on requiring eligible workers to wait more than 90 calendar days (including weekends and holidays) for their...

 

HTMLNebraska Extends Veterans Preference to Spouses of Disabled Vets
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 5, 2014, previously published on February 27, 2014
Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman has approved a new Nebraska law that extends veterans preference in hiring to the spouses of permanently disabled veterans. The new law goes into effect January 1, 2015.

 

HTMLNew York City Council Expands New York Earned Sick Time Act
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 5, 2014, previously published on February 27, 2014
The City Council of New York City has passed by a vote of 48 to 3 a resolution supporting Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed amendments to the City’s soon-to-be-effective paid sick leave law, which include lowering the threshold for coverage from 15 employees to 5. Mayor de Blasio is...

 

HTMLEEOC Reports Record Recovery in FY2013
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 5, 2014, previously published on March 3, 2013
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recovered $372.1 million for aggrieved employees in fiscal year 2013, the agency has announced. According to the EEOC, this is the highest monetary recovery in its history and continues the agency’s upward trend, despite complications from...

 

HTMLNo Private Right of Action under Tennessee Wage Regulation Act, Federal Court Rules
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 5, 2014, previously published on March 3, 2014
The Tennessee Wage Regulation Act provides no private right of action to aggrieved employees, a federal district court in Nashville has ruled in a collective action for alleged unpaid wages. Abadeer v. Tyson Foods, Inc., No. 3:09-cv-00125 (M.D. Tenn. Oct. 3, 2013). However, the U.S. District Court...

 

HTMLExpert Testimony Not Required for Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress Claim, Tennessee Court Rules
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2014, previously published on February 26, 2014
In an action for negligent infliction of emotional distress and retaliatory discharge under Tennessee law, an employee is not required to offer expert testimony to prove the negligent infliction claim because it was “parasitic” to her retaliatory discharge claim, rather than a...

 

HTMLSan Francisco Enacts ‘Ban the Box’ Law
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2014, previously published on February 26, 2014
Private sector employers in the City of San Francisco will have to comply with new “ban the box” legislation restricting questions about applicants’ criminal records on applications for employment and during job interviews.

 


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