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|Washington High Court: Piece Rate Compensation Alone Does Not Satisfy Rest Break Pay Requirement|
Karen P. Kruse; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
August 5, 2015, previously published on July 23, 2015The Washington Supreme Court has ruled that employers must provide agricultural piece rate workers with extra compensation for their rest periods, rejecting the employer’s argument that its piece rate already included compensation for the required rest periods. Demetrio v. Sakuma Bros. Farms,...
|Bill in Congress Would Allow Employees to Request Changes to Schedules|
Garen E. Dodge, Punam Sarad; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
August 5, 2015, previously published on July 24, 2015A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would require employers to consider their employees’ requests for changes to their work schedules and to provide more predictable and stable schedules for employees in certain occupations with evidence of unpredictable and unstable scheduling practices....
|OSHA Enforcement Directive on HazCom Compliance a Mixed Blessing|
Avidan Meyerstein; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
August 3, 2015, previously published on July 28, 2015A new directive from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on enforcing the agency’s Hazard Communication (HazCom) standard describes requirements that appear to impose new, unforeseen paperwork and compliance burdens on employers even while providing useful clarifications on some...
|Citing ‘Questionable Practices,’ Judge Raises Coal Contractor’s Fine|
Donna Vetrano Pryor; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
August 3, 2015, previously published on July 28, 2015An administrative law judge for the Federal Mine Safety and Health Commission raised a proposed fine against a West Virginia trucking company by nearly $10,000 after questioning the credibility of a company supervisor and its mechanic and determining the firm had either misplaced or destroyed...
|In Shift, Labor Board Requires Employers to Witness Statements|
Howard M. Bloom, Chad P. Richter, Philip B. Rosen; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
August 3, 2015, previously published on July 27, 2015Overturning a 37-year-old precedent, the National Labor Relations Board has decided that witness statements obtained by an employer during an investigation of employee misconduct and requested by a union representative no longer will enjoy special protection from disclosure. American Baptist Homes...
|New Hawaii Medical Marijuana Law Bars Use in Workplace; Zero Tolerance Policies Still Enforceable|
Andrew L. Pepper, Wayne S. Yoshigai; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
August 3, 2015, previously published on July 24, 2015Closing a gap in Hawaii’s medical marijuana law, a new law sets up a regime of vertically integrated grow facilities and retail dispensing licenses for the delivery of medical marijuana to “cardholders” in Hawaii. The stated intent of the new law, signed by Governor David Ige on...
|New Jersey Rejects Heightened Bar for Whistleblower Claims by 'Watchdog' Employees|
Richard J. Cino, Michael D. Ridenour; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 29, 2015, previously published on July 21, 2015In a unanimous decision, the New Jersey Supreme Court has refused to raise the bar for employees whose job entails ensuring legal compliance (“watchdog” employees) to bring whistleblower claims under the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA). Lippman v. Ethicon, Inc.,...
|Expansion of Mine Safety Workplace Exam Requirements Likely to be Announced|
Avidan Meyerstein, Ross J. Watzman; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 29, 2015, previously published on July 21, 2015The Mine Safety and Health Administration appears to be readying a new policy that could significantly expand and re-interpret mine operator responsibilities in conducting workplace examinations.
|Puerto Rico Supreme Court: Former Exec Cannot Sue Individual Board Members for Breach of Employment Contract|
Maralyssa Álvarez-Sánchez; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 28, 2015, previously published on July 17, 2015A former employee cannot sue individual members of a corporation’s board of directors for breach of an employment contract and negligence in execution of fiduciary duties, where: 1) the individual board members are not parties to the employment contract; and 2) the employee and his relatives...
|North Carolina Reinforces Property Protection Law, Giving Employers Right to Sue|
Ted Nick Kazaglis, Joshua M. Krasner; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 27, 2015, previously published on July 16, 2015The protection of property, be it patient records, financial information, consumer data, merchandise, or intellectual property, is a serious issue for North Carolina companies of all sizes. Beginning on January 1, 2016, North Carolina employers will be able to recover monetary damages resulting...