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|Inquiries about Employee’s Nationality, Use of Spanish Not Unlawful in Circumstances, Federal Court Rules|
Jordan M. Ellis, Stephanie J. Peet; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 14, 2015, previously published on May 1, 2015In responding to staff complaints of a manager’s conduct, pertinent questions posed by the employer about the manager’s nationality and use of Spanish in the workplace did not establish a prima facie case of discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, a federal appeals court...
|Utah Supreme Court Highlights Importance of Disclaimers in Employee Handbooks|
Conrad S. Kee; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 13, 2015, previously published on AprlGuidance for employers seeking to maintain the at-will status of their employees and prevent employee handbooks and policies from becoming implied-in-fact contracts has come from the Utah Supreme Court, confirming the importance of a clear and conspicuous disclaimer prominently placed in an...
|D.C. Wage Theft Amendment Act Pay Notice Templates Contain Discrepancies|
Leslie A. Stout-Tabackman, Jacqueline C. Tully; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 30, 2015, previously published on April 28, 2015Employers in the District of Columbia subject to the Wage Amendment Act must post the Notice of the Act conspicuously in the workplace, as well as provide pay notice information to new hires and current employees.
|Massachusetts Earned Sick Leave Law Update: Proposed Regulations Released by Attorney General’s Office|
Michael R. Bertoncini, Jeffrey S. Brody, Samia M. Kirmani, Brian E. Lewis; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 30, 2015, previously published on April 27, 2015Proposed regulations to the voter-approved Massachusetts Earned Sick Leave Law, which takes effect July 1, 2015, were released by the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office on April 24th. The proposed regulations can be found at:...
|Georgia’s Medical Marijuana Law Includes No Employment-Discrimination Protection|
Roger S. Kaplan, Kathryn J. Russo; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 30, 2015, previously published on April 23, 2015On April 16, 2015, Governor Nathan Deal signed legislation immediately legalizing the use of a low-potency form of cannabis oil for medicinal uses. However, unlike many other medical marijuana laws enacted recently, the Georgia law contains no language protecting medical marijuana users from...
|EEOC Releases Proposed Rule on Workplace Wellness Programs for Public Comment|
Francis P. Alvarez, Joseph J. Lazzarotti, Joseph J. Lynett, Michael J. Soltis; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 22, 2015, previously published on April 16, 2015The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has released its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on how Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to employer wellness programs that are part of group health plans. The NPRM is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on...
|New York City Human Rights ‘Tester’ Law Set to Uncover Discrimination in Hiring|
Richard I. Greenberg, Jason A. Zoldessy; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 22, 2015, previously published on April 21, 2015City anti-discrimination agents posing as job applicants will soon be knocking on employers’ doors in the five boroughs to ferret out discrimination in hiring practices. Seeking to strengthen the New York City Human Rights Commission’s transparency in enforcing the New York City Human...
|New York City Council Tightens Employers’ Use of Credit Information of Applicants, Employees|
Susan M. Corcoran, Richard I. Greenberg, David S. Greenhaus, Daniel J. Jacobs; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 22, 2015, previously published on April 20, 2015Legislation being touted as the strictest in the country has been passed by the New York City Council prohibiting employers generally from requesting or using the consumer credit histories of applicants or employees for employment purposes, or otherwise discriminating against applicants or...
|New City of Seattle Minimum Wage and Wage Theft Ordinances go into Effect|
Rachel M. Bowe, Catharine M. Morisset, Bryan P. O'Connor; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 16, 2015, previously published on April 2, 2015The highly anticipated and much-discussed Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance (SMC Ch. 14.19) increases the minimum wage for all employees who perform work within Seattle’s geographic boundaries. The equally significant, but less-publicized, Seattle Wage Theft Ordinance (Ch. 14.20 SMC) addresses...
|OSHA Proposes Updates to Its Personal Protective Equipment Rules|
Bradford T. Hammock, Nickole C. Winnett; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 16, 2015, previously published on April 9, 2015The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed what it hopes will be non-controversial changes to its personal protective equipment (PPE) standards for eye and face protection in all covered industry sectors except agriculture. OSHA’s initiative is part of a multi-year agency...