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|U.S. DOL Issues Guidance on Joint Employment Under the FLSA and MSPA|
Alison B. Crane, Neil H. Dishman; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
February 2, 2016, previously published on January 21, 2016On January 20, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issued an Administrator’s Interpretation (AI) on joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Migrant Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA). This sub-regulatory guidance...
|MSHA Hits 23 Mines with Impact Inspections|
Donna Vetrano Pryor; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
January 26, 2016, previously published on January 14, 2016A total of 23 mines across 11 states were targeted by the Mine Safety and Health Administration for special emphasis inspections in November, and one of them — an Illinois cement plant — was tagged with 53 citations and five orders.
|OSHA and FAA Agree to Increased Cooperation and Information Sharing to Protect Aviation Whistleblowers|
Erik M. Dullea; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
January 26, 2016, previously published on January 14, 2016The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Federal Aviation Administration have executed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) regarding the enforcement of the whistleblower provisions in the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR-21) (49 U.S.C....
|Faster Votes, But Few More Union Wins - A Surprising Look at ‘Quickie Election’ Rules at Year-End|
Philip B. Rosen, Thomas V. Walsh; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
January 21, 2016, previously published on January 15, 2016After several years of drafting, handwringing, and litigation, in April 2015, the National Labor Relations Board’s new expedited election rules became effective. The employer community held its collective breath as they were rolled out. These rules substantially shortened the pre-election...
|Pittsburgh Paid Sick Days Act Update: Union Appeals Court’s Decision Invalidating the Act|
Sheri L. Giger, Bethany Swaton Wagner; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
January 21, 2016, previously published on January 15, 2016The Service Employees International Union Local 32 BJ (“SEIU”) has appealed the December 21, 2015, Order of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas invalidating the Pittsburgh Paid Sick Days Act (“PSDA”), the ordinance requiring all employers of employees within the...
|New York City Earned Sick Time FAQs Updates|
Ellen M. Bandel, Richard I. Greenberg, Daniel J. Jacobs; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
January 21, 2016, previously published on January 14, 2016Additional guidance for employers covered by New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act has been issued by the City’s Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), the agency currently charged with enforcing the law, in recently updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). These were last updated in...
|Governor of Puerto Rico Signs Bill to Expand Paid Sick Leave Use|
Sara E. Colón-Acevedo; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
January 15, 2016, previously published on January 6, 2016The New Year began with the Governor of Puerto Rico’s approval of an amendment, House Bill 695, to the Commonwealth’s paid sick leave law that expands the circumstances under which non-exempt employees can use paid sick leave. The stated intent is to improve the working conditions of...
|Oregon ‘Ban the Box’ Legislation Effective, Next is Even Tougher Portland Ordinance|
Heidi Guettler; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
January 15, 2016, previously published on January 6, 2016Oregon law restricting employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s criminal background during the initial stages of the application process (i.e., before a job interview) went into effect on January 1, 2016. Beginning July 1, 2016, the City of Portland will take ban-the-box restrictions...
|Why Employers Need to Update Their Workplace Drug and Alcohol Policies in 2016|
Kathryn J. Russo; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
January 14, 2016, previously published on January 7, 2016The beginning of a new year is a good time for employers to review their workplace policies to assess what changes are necessary. Employers that conduct drug and alcohol testing should consider updating their substance abuse testing policies now, particularly if they have not done so in several...
|OSHA Sends Respirable Crystalline Silica Rule to OMB for Final Review|
Henry Chajet, Bradford T. Hammock; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
January 14, 2016, previously published on January 7, 2016The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has sent its comprehensive rule governing worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget for final review.