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|North Carolina Legislation Removes LGBT Protections and Possible Wrongful Termination Claims|
Jason V. Federmack, Michelle E. Phillips, Ann H. Smith; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 19, 2016, previously published on March 28, 2016The North Carolina General Assembly’s “Single-Sex Multiple Occupancy” Act (also known as “HB-2”), which prevents cities and counties from passing their own anti-discrimination rules, is attracting nationwide attention due to its adverse treatment of transgender persons...
|Amendments to New York City’s Human Rights Law Strengthen Protections in Employment, Public Accommodations|
Ellen M. Bandel, Richard I. Greenberg, Daniel J. Jacobs, Joseph J. Lynett, John A. Snyder; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 19, 2016, previously published on March 31, 2016Consistent with recent pro-employee and tenant legislation and the stated broad remedial purpose of the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”), Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed into law five amendments to the New York City Administrative Code to strengthen civil rights protections;...
|‘Attended’ Does Not Require Being Inside Drill Cab, Mining Commission Affirms|
Avidan Meyerstein; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 19, 2016, previously published on April 5, 2016A drill operator need not to be inside the cab of his drill at all times to comply with a mine safety standard stating that drills in operation “shall be attended at all times,” the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission has ruled, upholding a judge’s ruling vacating...
|Law Enforcement Cannot Freeze Assets Not Tied to Crimes, Supreme Court Rules|
Paul V. Kelly, Ramsay C. McCullough; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 19, 2016, previously published on April 1, 2016The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-to-3 decision, has ruled that federal law enforcement may not freeze an accused’s assets needed to pay criminal defense lawyers if the assets are not linked to a crime. Luis v. United States, No. 14-419 (Mar. 30, 2016).
|DOL Issues Guidance on Intersection of Affordable Care Act and Federal Prevailing Wage Laws|
Jewell Lim Esposito, Leslie A. Stout-Tabackman; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 18, 2016, previously published on April 5, 2016Long-awaited guidance to governmental agencies on how the Affordable Care Act’s provisions regarding employer shared responsibility interact with the fringe benefit requirements of the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA), Davis-Bacon Act (DBA) and the Davis-Bacon Related Acts...
|Defend Trade Secrets Act Advances: Getting Closer to Law?|
Peter R. Bulmer; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 15, 2016, previously published on April 7, 2016Defying claims that bi-partisanship in Congress is dead, the United States Senate has passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act by a vote of 87-0. The measure, approved by the upper chamber on April 4, goes to the House of Representatives, which is considering a very similar bill with sponsorship from...
|Utah Enacts New Laws Addressing Post-Employment Restrictions and Unauthorized Computer Use|
Clifford R. Atlas, Conrad S. Kee; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 15, 2016, previously published on April 7, 2016Utah has enacted two new laws of importance to employers concerned about trade secrets, customer relationships, and other protectable interests in its 2016 legislative session. The first statute, the Post-Employment Restrictions Act (Utah Code § 34-51-101, et seq.), sets a one-year time limit...
|Fourth Circuit Holds Insurance Fraud Investigators are Not Exempt from Overtime Pay, Creating Circuit Split|
William Robert Gignilliat, Chris Lauderdale; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 15, 2016, previously published on April 5, 2016Disagreeing with a sister circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has held that insurance fraud investigators were misclassified as exempt from overtime pay under the administrative exemption of the Fair Labor Standards Act, signaling that it will construe the exemption narrowly....
|U.S. Supreme Court Finds Representative Statistically Valid Evidence Supports Wage-Hour Class Certification|
Eric R. Magnus; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 13, 2016, previously published on March 25, 2016In a case for overtime compensation for time spent by workers putting on and taking off protective gear, the U.S. Supreme Court in a 6-2 ruling has upheld the use of representative sampling as evidence for common claims among the class action plaintiffs, workers killing hogs and trimming pork...
|OSHA Sets 400% Fine Increase for Reporting Rule Violations|
Carla J. Gunnin; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 13, 2016, previously published on March 28, 2016Raising the maximum fine 400 percent for failing to timely report a work-related severe injury and increasing the likelihood for on-site inspections of employers who report a serious injury are among changes reflected in new guidance released by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.