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HTMLNew Georgia Law Says Franchisors Generally Not Employers of Franchisees or Franchisees’ Workers
Jason R. Carruthers, Jonathan J. Spitz, Kathleen M. Tinnerello; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 26, 2016, previously published on May 5, 2016
The “Protecting Georgia Small Businesses Act” amends Georgia’s Labor and Industrial Relations Code to provide that neither a franchisee nor a franchisee’s employee is considered an employee of a franchisor for “any purpose.” However, the amendment does not apply...

 

HTMLDefend Trade Secrets Act Set to Become Law
Clifford R. Atlas, Peter R. Bulmer, Erik J. Winton; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 18, 2016, previously published on April 28, 2016
For the first time, there will be a federal private right of action for misappropriation of trade secrets. The Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”), passed by both houses of Congress, is headed to President Barack Obama for his signature and his office has stated it “strongly...

 

HTMLSupreme Court: Government Employer’s Incorrect Belief About Employee’s Activity Matters in First Amendment Analysis
Richard J. Cino, Collin O'Connor Udell, Saranne E. Weimer; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 18, 2016, previously published on April 29, 2016
A government employer can violate an employee’s constitutional rights by acting based on incorrect information that, if true, would violate the U.S. Constitution, even though the employee was not actually exercising his or her constitutional rights, the U.S. Supreme Court has held in a 6-2...

 

HTMLJersey City Proposes Groundbreaking Minimum Workweek Ordinance
Jeffrey J. Corradino, Eugene U. Ubawike; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 18, 2016, previously published on April 29, 2016
The City of Jersey City, New Jersey, recognizing that building service employees compose “a significant portion” of those who work in the City, is considering an ordinance to establish a minimum 30-hour workweek for them. The measure, launched by City Council President Rolando Lavarro,...

 

HTMLOSHA, NIOSH Release Joint Guidance on Zika Virus Prevention
Donna Vetrano Pryor; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 18, 2016, previously published on May 2, 2016
Federal government agencies have released interim guidance to provide employers and workers information and advice on preventing occupational exposure to the Zika virus.

 

HTMLCenters for Disease Control and Prevention Revises Guidance on Heat and Hot Environments
Carla J. Gunnin; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 18, 2016, previously published on April 28, 2016
In the first revision in 30 years of its criteria document on workers’ exposure to heat and hot environments, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention removed ceiling limit recommendations for acclimatized and un-acclimated...

 

HTMLElevated Fine Lacks Justification, Mine Safety Agency Attorney Concedes
Mark Savit; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 18, 2016, previously published on May 2, 2016
A government attorney agreed with opposing counsel that the Mine Safety and Health Administration had not justified a proposed 127 percent increase in fines against an Illinois coal operator. The two sides disagreed, however, on the remedy to correct the situation.

 

HTMLNew Jersey Bill Requires Notification to Employees of Schedule Changes 14 Days in Advance
Beth L. Braddock, James M. McDonnell; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 18, 2016, previously published on April 27, 2016
A bill making its way through the New Jersey legislature provides that an employee may request, and an employer must consider, changes to work hours, work locations, and more consistent work hours, among other terms and conditions of employment, as a matter of right. The employer, in turn, must...

 

HTMLCalifornia’s Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training Requirements Amended
Edward M. Cherof, Cynthia S. Sandoval; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 12, 2016, previously published on April 20, 2016
New California Fair Employment and Housing Act regulations that went into effect April 1, 2016, requiring employers to have a discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and prevention policy also set new benchmarks for mandatory sexual harassment training procedures.

 

HTMLOpposition to OSHA’s Silica Rule Spurs Rush of Lawsuits
Avidan Meyerstein; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 12, 2016, previously published on April 21, 2016
Labor and business interests have dashed to the courthouse to launch lawsuits against the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new silica standard, underscoring the controversy over the comprehensive health rule.

 


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