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HTMLIRS Issues Guidance for Bitcoin, Other Virtual Currencies in Time for Tax Season
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 1, 2014, previously published on March 27, 2014
Bitcoin and other virtual currencies must be treated as property for U.S. federal tax purposes, the Internal Revenue Service has determined in guidance released on March 25, 2014. IRS Notice 2014-21.

 

HTMLDistrict of Columbia Strengthens Employee Sick and Safe Leave Protections
Teresa Burke Wright; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 26, 2014, previously published on March 21, 2014
A new District of Columbia law has expanded the protections afforded to workers by the D.C. Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act of 2008.

 

HTMLEmployer Can Fire Worker Who Refused FMLA Leave for Violating No-Show Policy, Federal Court Rules
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 26, 2014, previously published on March 25, 2014
An employer did not violate the federal Family and Medical Leave Act for terminating an employee for violating its no-show, no-call policy, where the employee elected not to take protected FMLA leave, even though the reason for the employee’s need for time off would have been covered under...

 

HTMLNew Jersey Supreme Court to Decide Whether ‘Watchdog’ Whistleblower Can Claim Retaliatory Discharge
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2014, previously published on March 20, 2014
The New Jersey Supreme Court will review a terminated company executive’s whistleblower claim to determine whether in allegedly raising concerns about the safety and efficacy of his employer’s products, he would be protected from firing by the state’s Conscientious Employee...

 

HTMLNew Jersey Considering Ban on Employment Bias against Unemployment Status
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2014, previously published on March 20, 2014
The New Jersey State Senate Labor Committee by a 3-2 vote has advanced a bill prohibiting employment discrimination based on an applicant’s unemployment status. If passed and signed into law, it could affect employer hiring and new hire pay decisions in the Garden State and expose employers...

 

HTMLMaking the Most Out of March Madness
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2014, previously published on March 20, 2014
With the seasonal turn from winter to spring comes the annual rite of “March Madness” — the competition for the NCAA annual national basketball championship. School spirit abounds as 68 men’s teams and 64 women’s teams compete. Any event with great public interest can...

 

HTMLSkipping Unemployment Hearing in Alabama Not Necessarily a Safe Litigation Strategy
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 19, 2014, previously published on March 17, 2014
A former employee who failed to appear for her unemployment benefits hearing, where the referee determined the employer had a legitimate reason for discharging her based solely on agency file documents, had her retaliatory discharge claim under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) dismissed when...

 

HTMLNew York City Earned Sick Time Act - An Update
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 18, 2014, previously published on March 3, 2014
The New York City Council has quietly amended the Earned Sick Time Act, which becomes effective on April 1, 2014, to allow a cap on accrued time carried over from one year to the next and to clarify the employer’s notice obligation.

 

HTMLArbitration Agreement Not Unconscionable, California Court Orders Arbitration
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 18, 2014, previously published on March 13, 2014
Sending a former employee’s wrongful termination claim to an arbitrator, the California Court of Appeal has ruled that his employment arbitration agreement was not unconscionable and deserved to be enforced. Sanchez v. CarMax Auto Superstores of California, LLC, No. B244772 (Cal. Ct. App....

 

HTMLU.S. Supreme Court Expands Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Provisions to Private Employers
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 17, 2014, previously published on March 11, 2014
Privately owned companies, in addition to publicly traded companies, may be subject to whistleblower liability under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX), the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a 6-3 decision. Lawson v. FMR LLC, No. 12-3 (Mar. 4, 2014). The Court held private company employees, in...

 


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