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|Sparse Regulatory Agenda Belies Coming Final MSHA Rule on Civil Penalties|
Mark Savit; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
December 15, 2015, previously published on December 10, 2015The good news is that the Mine Safety and Health Administration has set forth a sparse regulatory agenda over the next six months, but the bad news is that agenda is topped by the agency’s intent to issue an unpopular final rule reforming its civil penalty procedures.
|OSHA Seeks Comment on New OSHA Safety and Health Management Program Guidelines|
Tressi L. Cordaro; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
December 11, 2015, previously published on December 8, 2015The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is asking for stakeholder input on revised safety and health management guidelines that employers may adopt voluntarily. The draft guidelines update the agency’s 1989 safety and health program management guidelines.
|‘Shoplifting and No Apprehension’ Policy Vulnerable to Whistleblower Claims, Illinois Court Finds|
Paul A. Patten, Melanie I. Stewart; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
December 11, 2015, previously published on December 8, 2015A retail employer is liable under the Illinois Whistleblower Act (“IWA”) when it terminates an employee for violating its “shoplifting and no apprehension” policy prohibiting employees from calling law enforcement directly about suspected shoplifting, an Illinois federal...
|Officers’ Meal Breaks Not Compensable, Third Circuit Finds, Adopts Predominant Benefit Test|
Katharine Thomas Batista, Stephanie J. Peet; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
December 11, 2015, previously published on December8, 2015Formally adopting the fact-sensitive predominant benefit test to determine whether a meal period is compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the federal appeals court in Philadelphia has held that correction officers who were not “primarily engaged in work-related duties” during...
|Labor Board Decision and Worker Scheduling Requests on Congress’ Plate|
Garen E. Dodge; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
December 10, 2015, previously published on December 7, 2015Congress will grapple with bills to overturn the federal labor board’s decision on joint employers and to make work schedules more predictable for workers in 2016.
|Puerto Rico Legislature Approves Bill to Expand Paid Sick Leave Use|
Maralyssa Álvarez-Sánchez; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
December 10, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2015Seeking to allow non-exempt employees to use paid sick leave for the illnesses of their family members and others, the Puerto Rico Legislature has sent a bill to Governor Alejandro García-Padilla to so amend the Commonwealth’s existing paid sick leave law. If House Bill 695 is...
|California Labor Commissioner’s Enforcement Powers Set to Expand Dramatically|
Jamerson C. Allen; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
December 10, 2015, previously published on December 7, 2015Effective January 1, 2016, California employers face a Labor Commissioner with significantly enhanced authority to enforce judgments for unpaid wages under California’s Fair Day’s Pay Act.
|Mine Case Highlights Shortcomings in Part 50 Audits of Occupational Injury and Illness Reporting|
R. Brian Hendrix; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
December 10, 2015, previously published on December 8, 2015Issues with the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s auditing of agency occupational injury and illness reporting mandates were exposed in a case in which an Administrative Law Judge threw out six citations because he said they failed to satisfy requirements of the regulation.
|Imminent Danger Rulings Reveal Divergent Opinions Among Commissioners|
Donna Vetrano Pryor; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
December 7, 2015, previously published on December 1, 2015A ruling that went against an Alabama underground coal operator has revealed sharp differences among members of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission over the interpretation of a safety standard dealing with imminent danger.
|New York State Clarifies Rights of Working Mothers|
Susan M. Corcoran, Richard I. Greenberg, Daniel J. Jacobs, Christopher M. Valentino; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
December 7, 2015, previously published on November 30, 2015New York State has amended its Public Health Law through enactment of two pieces of legislation relating to breastfeeding and expression of breast milk. The legislation includes specific provisions applicable to employers.