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HTMLEmployer’s Mandatory Arbitration Clause Waiving Employee’s Right to Sue in Court Upheld: Court Rejects NLRB Ruling that Mandatory Arbitration Clause Violates National Labor Relations Act
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 10, 2013, previously published on December 5, 2013
A federal appeals court in New Orleans has overturned the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling that held an employer violated its workers’ rights by requiring them, as a condition of employment, to agree to resolve all employment-related disputes individually through arbitration. D.R....

 

HTMLNew California Employment Laws Effective in New Year
Jackson Lewis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 5, 2013, previously published on December 2, 2013
Employers with operations in California should ensure their policies and practices are in compliance with the state’s new employment laws going into effect on January 1, 2014. The new laws will affect the day-to-day operations of many businesses.

 

HTMLNo Religious Discrimination without Accommodation Request, Tenth Circuit Rules
J. Gregory Grisham, Robbin W. Hutton; Jackson Lewis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 25, 2013, previously published on October 31, 2013
An employer’s failure to hire a Muslim woman who showed up for the job interview in a headscarf (i.e., hijab) was not religious discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, since the applicant never requested religious accommodation, thus failing to provide the notice...

 

HTMLEmployee's Request for Funeral Leave can Trigger Religious Accommodation Duty, Federal Appeals Court Rules
J. Gregory Grisham, Robbin W. Hutton; Jackson Lewis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 25, 2013, previously published on August 28, 2013
Two written requests from an employee for unpaid leave to attend funeral rites for his father in Africa created a genuine issue of material fact as to whether the employer received notice of the religious nature of the request for purposes of accommodation under Title VII of the Civil Right Act,...

 

HTMLOSHA Proposes Electronic Submission of Workplace Injuries, Illnesses Data, Plans to Make Information Public
Jackson Lewis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 22, 2013, previously published on November 19, 2013
The U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration has issued a proposed rule that would require certain employers to submit records of workplace injuries and illnesses electronically on a quarterly and annual basis. Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses, 78 Fed. Reg. 67253...

 

HTMLTip Pooling Valid Where Employer Distributes All to Employees, Nevada Supreme Court Rules
Jackson Lewis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 22, 2013, previously published on November 19, 2013
Nevada law permits employers to establish mandatory tip pools, even when the tip pooling procedure requires gratuities to be shared among employees of different ranks, so long as the employer does not keep any of the tips for itself, the Nevada Supreme Court has held. Wynn Las Vegas, LLC v....

 

HTMLEmployer’s Arbitration Policy Unconscionable, Unenforceable under California Law, Ninth Circuit Rules
Jackson Lewis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 18, 2013, previously published on November 14, 2013
A grocery store’s arbitration policy was so one-sided that it “shocked the conscience” under California law and was unenforceable, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled, citing in part a provision requiring employees to split the arbitrator’s fees down...

 

HTMLSupreme Court to Decide Whether SOX Protects Employees of Private Entities Contracting with Public Companies
Jackson Lewis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 18, 2013, previously published on November 13, 2013
In the first Sarbanes-Oxley Act case reviewed by the United States Supreme Court since the law was enacted in 2002, Lawson v. FMR, LLC, No. 12-3, the Court is set to decide whether SOX affords protection only to employees of public companies or whether its protection extends to employees of private...

 

HTMLNew York Department of Labor Issues Draft Wage Orders Implementing Minimum Wage Increase
Jackson Lewis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2013, previously published on November 12, 2013
New York’s minimum wage will increase from $7.25 per hour to $8.00 per hour on December 31, 2013. Additional increases will occur annually after that - to $8.75 on December 31, 2014, and $9.00 on December 31, 2015.

 

HTMLLesson for Workplace Drug Tests in Convicted Probationer’s Suit against Lab for Positive Result
Jackson Lewis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2013, previously published on November 12, 2013
The New York Court of Appeals’ 4-3 decision allowing subjects of drug tests to sue laboratories for “negligent testing” may hold a lesson for employers who desire to test their employees, particularly when conducting on-site testing using specimens other than urine. It illustrates...

 


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